The longest night

Seventeen pubs and bars in Sydney celebrate the winter solstice with a week-long program of music, art and lights.

The longest night of the year, the winter solstice, will be the focus of a program of music, art and light in 17 pubs and bars of the Solotel hospitality group. More than 200 artists and musicians take part in the celebration, at venues including Kings Cross Hotel, Darlo Bar, The Clock, The Golden Sheaf, Goros, Public House Petersham, the Courty and the Marly.

Musically there is a set by the electronic duo Set Mo in the Golden Sheaf; a night of DJs, “House of Wanton”, curated by Shantan Wantan Ichiban in Goros; and a gig by garage rock band Crocodylus at the Marly. You can also catch Yolanda Be Cool at Barangaroo House and join a night of DJ sets curated by Girlthing at The Bank in Newtown.

However, it’s not just about music. Barangaroo House, The Golden Sheaf, The Bank Hotel and Kings Cross Hotel will feature mirror and LED installations by Reelize Studio, Yeti and Vincent Buret.

In addition, local artist Not Not, aka Cam Scott, will curate an exhibition of emerging local artists at Paddo Inn, a festival of LGBTQI+ short films will be screened at Waywards, and emerging artists from the National Art School will showcase their works at multiple locations. There is also a Sailor Moon cosplay night on Goros and trivia nights at various locations.

More information here.

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