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A Free 24-Hour Dance Party Is Coming to Sydney So Get Ready to Throw Shapes

When was the last time you were on a packed dancefloor, surrounded by sweaty strangers, dancing your face off to your favourite songs?

It’s been a long time between drinks (and dances) but it’s time to shake your groove thing once more and burn up the dance floor all night long — and we mean all night long.

A 24-hour dance party is set to descend upon Sydney on May 15, 2021, featuring 80 musical acts across 17 venues, amounting to 170 hours of entertainment in total. And best of all, it will cost you precisely zero dollars for a ticket.

24 Hour Party, as it is so appropriately named, is the creation of events and hospitality group Solotel, which has joined forces with outfits like Heaps Gay, FBi Radio, Motorik, Picnic and Fruit Bowl and will kick of at 8am on Saturday, May 15 and run until 8am Sunday, May 16.

The venues that will be participating in this marathon festival of fun include Kings Cross Hotel, Goros, The Golden Sheaf, The Albion, Barangaroo House, Public House Petersham, The Erko, The Clock, The Marly, The Bank and The Sackville.

Each location will be home to different musical act so it’s up to you how you plan your experience and whether you attempt to hit up as many venues as possible or settle in for the day and night at just one.

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In a statement, Solotel Group CEO Elliot Solomon said, “Since dancefloors reopened last month, there’s been an electric energy across our venues – people want to party. Similarly, the excitement among the music and entertainment industry to get back out doing what they do best is palpable.

“We are in the business of creating incredible experiences for our guests and appreciate our industry partners and friends have had it tough the past year. So, bringing together Sydney’s bookers, agencies, artists, and 11 of our venues for 170 hours of free music and entertainment over an exciting 24-hour period was an opportunity we could not miss.”

As for who will be performing at the day-long event, the line-up is varied and extensive. Banoffee, Ben Fester, Clair Morgan, Dena Amy, Hayley Mary, I Know Leopard, Jennifer Loveless, Kesmar, KLP, Lara Andallo, Mickey Kojak, The Regime, Stevan and Tim Ayre are just a few of the beat providers you can expect to dance to, with even more artists to be announced.

For more information, head to the party’s official website.

See you on the dance floor!

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