Every Sunday | 2pm 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 2pm 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 Belvedere and Balter Brewing Company.
The artwork contains original works, and is designed, by esteemed Sydney based artist Nadia Hernández.
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Sunday 13 June
It’s the long weekend, baby! All our Monday responsibilities have disappeared which means it’s time to let loose. So, we’ve called in the big guns for this one. Please give a standing ovation for…
Caravan bsb Body Corp
Honeypoint (Deepa + DAME)
With her First Light Vol 2 fresh off the vinyl press, CC:DISCO! has been touring around the country, leaving that CC magic everywhere she goes. The magic comes from creating moments on the dancefloor with her deep selections. Tracks that bring you nothing but pure joy, whether it’s boogie, soul, house, disco or Italo. You never know what you’re gonna get at a CC set but you know it’s going to be good! We can’t wait to hear what she has in her record bag for us this Long Weekend.
Caravan b2b Body Corp
Two of the artists featured on the First Light Vol 2 were Paul Jextra, aka Caravan, and Body Corp, aka Marco Vella, so we have invited them out to the party. Caravan brings the heat with him everywhere he goes, from a fruit cocktail of European flavours to spicy tropical hits to straight-up house delights. Body Corp aka Marco Vella of Retiree fame is known for his hazy, analogue-centric and cosmic side of his electronic music explorations.
Honeypoint made a huge splash on Boiler Room a few weeks ago and are known for their jazzy, groovy selections - perfect for a set by the harbour at Opera Bar.
The other half of the Freedom Sounds and Body Work parties, as well as one of Sydney’s most respected DJs and collectors; Daniel Lupica’s crates run deeper than the Mariana trench with tunes that span the full light spectrum. Over recent years, Daniel Lupica, has supported and warmed the floor for MCDE, John Gomez, Raphael Top-Secret, Millos Kaiser, Mafalda, Esa, Dream 2 Science, Moodymann, Marcellus Pittman, Jamie 326, Rick Wade, Rick Wilhite and many more with his collection of house, disco, boogie and cosmic oddities from all time zones around the globe.
Until the end of June, we're teaming up with Belvedere on some delicious vodka cocktails made specially for Picnic Social.
All Picnic Social Belvedere cocktails are $20 and are available from 2pm every Sunday.
Belvedere, yuzu, sparkling wine, lemon
Belvedere, sureau (elderflower), orange blossom, tonic
OB Yacht Club
Belvedere, curacao, falernum, citrus*
*contains egg white