Those in Sydney on the weekend would have been very aware that international heavy hitters The XX were in town finishing up an Australian tour playing a hefty show in the grassy fields of The Domain. What was slightly more under the radar was an after-party at a secret location in a unused bunker outside of the city, running until the early morning with some of the band and friends that included Jamie XX, Romy and more hitting the decks – to say a good time was had would be an understatement!
While the actual free party went off without a hitch with plenty of very happy punters dancing along to a mix of disco, dancehall and afro-beat until the sunrise something sinister happened at the end with a thief or thieves making off with decks, lights and a mixer with a total worth of around $6000 gear being pinched that has left promoter heavily out of pocket.
Basically, promoters put themselves out there for a free party with international DJs at a seriously fun location and a reminder that Sydney can still kick it and
someone a deadbeat thought it wise to steal a bunch of the gear. Not cool…
In an effort to recoup some of the costs of not only the gear but the effort in lugging it KILOMETRES to the location you can send a few dollars to helps smooth the pain, check out a post on the event page here (will update with a gofundme shortly).
Check out some pretty loose pics below from the night!