Summer Dance scales down from six to four summer shows
Kicking off the New Year with Detroit legend Omar-S
It is with a heavy heart that the organisers of Summer Dance, Astral People, are now announcing that the first two Summer Dance shows in cooperation with the National Art School Sydney will not be taking place this December. Instead Summer Dance will be kicking off in the New Year with the remaining four fast-selling shows, as the Astral guys follow up the huge success of this year’s OutsideIn festival to make that much-needed contribution to the outdoor party season with this special, open air event series.
Event organiser Vic Edirisinghe explains:
“Even though SUMMER DANCE has had the best reception both online and throughout media nationwide compared to any other event we have done in our 3 years of existence, this has sadly not yet translated to ticket sales. Astral People would like to apologise to the fans of headline acts Vakula and House Shoes, but despite this setback we remain committed to delivering some amazing events over the Summer period – Hosting a series of events like this has always been a dream for us and we feel grateful and humbled for the support that has been received so far.”Not all is lost for keen fans that had bought tickets to these first two events. Vakula fans will be able to catch him still at Spice Cellar on December 14, Mike Who will be supporting the Mister Saturday Night show on January 25 and Andy Webb will be playing the Moodymann show on the 22nd of February. All of the ticket holders to the first two Summer Dance events will be fully refunded by Moshtix, the exclusive ticket provider.
The collaborative effort between the Astral team and the National Art School that is Summer Dance, will see a minimum of three DJs take the stage each day/night for extended sets throughout January and February. Kicking off the series is Detroit house and techno legend Omar-S, followed by iconic block party vibes of NYC daytime party institution Mister Saturday Night, sun-kissed UK Garage sounds of DJ EZ, before the sun comes down on the series with an epic set from Moodymann. Local heroes sporting day-to-night couture and compositions include Tornado Wallace, Simon Caldwell, Ben Fester & Preacha and Kali amongst others.
The sandstone buildings, lush green grass and age-old trees that typically make up the beautiful surroundings of Sydney’s National Art School, will be turning into a fully fledged music venue for the first time ever this January. With parties planned to happen twice a month, Summer Dance is sure to draw the nightwalkers out of sweaty underground confines and rave caves, to give them a taste of life as a day dweller and provide them with the ultimate Sunday sunset vibes; premium line ups, great food, discerning drinks – all carefully curated by frontrunners of the Australian electronic scene; Astral People.