Nightlife warriors Keep Sydney Open have just announced a huge day-to-night party, Meet Me In Darlo, which will be lighting up Darlinghurst next month.
On a mission to highlight the continued vibrancy and diversity of the precinct post lock-outs, the festival will host a colourful celebration of Sydney’s best music, nightlife, and dance. Stretching across more than 15 of the cultural hubs’ most iconic venues, including Oxford Art Factory, The Cliff Dive, Harpoon Harry, and Brighton Up Bar, Stonewall, The Flinders Hotel, even more venues are yet to be announced. What’s even better? Meet Me In Darlo will bring the energy onto the entire streetscape, as a range of restaurants, pop-up markets, and outdoor activations are joining in on the good vibes.
With a range of free and ticketed events, punters can jump between venues from the early afternoon to the wee hours of the morn. An expectedly massive line-up of bands, DJ’s, party crews are to be announced very soon. Looking back at Keep Sydney Open’s past blowouts, you can be sure it’s going to be a big one.
Speaking on the event, Keep Sydney Open’s Tyson Koh says “I love Oxford Street – the place means a lot to me. A report conducted by the Darlinghurst Business Partnership found that bars and clubs took a 33% hit to their turnover after the lockouts, but shockingly, daytime business fell by 25%. It shows how far-reaching the effects of the lockouts are on all aspects of the city’s vitality.”
And what’s the best way to combat the lock-out laws? Tyson says that “creating a vibrant city starts with us. It’s time we get out there, take back our nightlife, and take back our city!”
Meet Me In Darlo is happening on Saturday October 21st. Keep your eyes glued on the Keep Sydney Open Facebook event page for more info, including the full line-up drop.