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 Balter Brewing Company.
The artwork contains original works, and is designed, by esteemed Sydney based artist Nadia Hernández.
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Sunday 2 May
Kick -start May with a stellar lineup this Sunday from 3pm featuring:
Sampology is a true master behind the decks. The turntablist from Brisbane has been honing his craft for the past 15 years and the world has taken notice, with a monthly show on Giles Peterson’s Worldwide FM and has his own label, Middle Name Records. As a producer, Sampology finds the perfect balance sampling new sounds, field recordings and live instrumentation. Whether played by himself or his peers that he’s invited into his home studio to collaborate, the method has been central to Sampology’s evolution as an artist and purveyor of new music and emerging local talent.
Setwun is a musical project from multi instrumentalist, producer and record enthusiast, Josh Panakera-Molony. Developing an interest in aspects of ethnomusicology from a young age, Setwun’s productions are a culmination of lounge room recordings, sampling and electronic programming that aim to connect the dots between all things soulful, drawing from the dense instrumentation and production styles reminiscent of recordings from late 60’s - mid 70’s. .
Inspired by the budding jazz and house scene in Sydney, DAME has made a name for herself as part of the duo, Honey Point. The femme-fronted initiative bring Sydneysiders all things that sound sweet like honey to stations like FBi Radio and Nomad Radio. She’s returning to Picnic Social to share her love of music with us once more.