Picnic Social Returns
Every Sunday | 3pm to 10pm
Premier Sydney events company, Picnic, are re-igniting their much loved Picnic Social sessions at Opera Bar once again 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.
The artwork contains original works, and is designed, by esteemed Sydney based artist Nadia Hernández.
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Sunday 24 October
End Notes (live)
Mike Who b2b Daniel Lupica
Karim b2b Anno
Chux b2b Pink Lloyd
End Notes (live)
End Notes is a jazz collective consisting of some of Sydney's finest young musicians. Led by bass player Edward Lyons, the band, in its various forms, places an emphasis on high energy group improvisation. They are best known for their reinterpretations of funk, afrobeat, jazz and Latin classics while also shining a light on lesser known artists, labels and tunes of the past. We can’t wait to hear what they’ve got in their set for us this Sunday at their Picnic Social debut
When Mike Who shows up with his lunchbox of rare 45s you know you're in for a treat. Couple that with another bag full of 12”’s and it's time to settle in for a musical journey that only he can take you on. Head of Sydney’s imprint label Planet Trip Records - and one half of Sydney party series Freedom Sounds and Body Work - Mike’s taste runs deep, pulling influence and inspiration from all corners of the world, eras and styles. He seamlessly drifts between house, hip hop, jazz and soul, spanning genres, generations and continents whilst keeping the dancefloor hotter than hot.
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.
Karim b2b Anno
Karim and Anno and longtime friends and even longer time DJs who are no strangers to the dancefloors of Sydney. Karim is the creator and resident DJ of the infamous Boom Boom parties. He has been DJing for over 10 years and touring around the world, playing alongside some of the biggest house and disco DJs. Anno was a member of the Lovebombs crew who made makeshift dancefloors everywhere from inner-city terraces, to rooftops, laneways and major festival stages. Expect some of the finest soul, funk, house, disco and boogie, played with all the emotion and passion to back it all up when they make their Picnic Social debut.
Chux b2b Pink Floyd
Two Sydney dancefloor shamans, Chux & Pink Lloyd, will be touching minds through the medium of sound and dance at Picnic Social. Mainstays of the Sydney scene for many years, they have a distinct flavour that is definitely not limited to, but rather an all encompassing journey through house, disco, balearic and broken beat melodies.