Picnic Social



Every Sunday | 3pm to 10pm



Premier Sydney events company, Picnic, are re-igniting their much loved Picnic Social sessions at Opera Bar for a truly iconic Sunday residency, programming our city’s most talented, emerging and established live acts and DJs.


Settle in each week from 3pm to 10pm for a crucial dose of culture and programming sophistication. From sunny afternoon disco to immersive live acts across a range of genres - think spell-binding ambient compositions through to heart-swelling live soul and lively post punk, and closing out with some after sunset chair dancing; Opera Bar's harbourside stage is no stranger to world-class music sourced directly from our own backyard.

This Picnic Social program is made possible through the City of Sydney’s CBD Activation and Create NSW Play The City grants programs, along with our partners at Four Pillars Gin and Balter Brewing Company.

The artwork contains original works, and is designed, by esteemed Sydney based artist Nadia Hernández.


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Sunday 11 April


April is off to a pretty great start and Picnic has some pretty big acts lined up for this Sunday from 3pm. Join us for a sensational Picnic Social session featuring:


Marco Vella
DJ Cash Only
Prop Joe


Babitha (think ‘Tabitha’, with a ‘B’) is the first music project from Imogen Grist - a Sydney-based creative, raised in country NSW to a backing track of Neil Young, Creedence and Fleetwood Mac. Inspired by the archetypal ‘other woman’, Babitha’s brand of loaded yet languid alt-country ballads see guitar-laden tracks break ground beneath fables of heartbreak and escapism, soaring with harmonies and poignant melodies that evoke music’s golden years, but feel critically of our time. Reminiscent of contemporaries Julia Jacklin, Big Thief, boygenius and more, Babitha is equal parts vulnerable and evocative, commanding and detached.

Marco Vella (DJ SET)

Marco Vella is a multi-instrumentalist from Sydney, Australia. Since completing his studies in Audio Engineering at SAE Institute, Sydney he has recorded, produced and engineered for a number of musical projects. His passion for performance has seen him succeed in touring Australia extensively with acts such as Retiree and Kyson, while his critical ear and technical abilities in the studio have received acclaim through projects such as Body Corp and Oisima. ‘Shadow Mountain’ is his debut solo release and showcases the hazy, analogue-centric and cosmic side of his electronic music explorations.

DJ Cash Only b2b Prop Joe

With a love for a wide and eclectic range of music spanning all corners of the globe, Prop Joe and DJ Cash Only will bring you an afternoon of aural delights. You’ve probably seen them sountracking your afternoon at The George, Paramount Rooftop, Ching A lings or your nights out at Harpoon Harrys, Fredas and Oxford Art Factory.

Four Pillars Gin Cocktails


As part of Picnic Social, we have teamed up with our friends at Four Pillars Gin to bring you three unique and delicious gin-based cocktails to get you in the Sunday session groove.


All cocktails are $20 and are available only on Sundays from 3pm.

Melon Degeneres

Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin, StrangeLove Very Mandarin, watermelon and peppercorn

Negroni Colada

Four Pillars Spiced Negroni Gin, Campari, Oscar.697 Rosso, pineapple and coconut

Grapefruit Spritz

Four Pillars Olive Leaf Gin, StrangeLove Holy Grapefruit, fino, lemon and basil