Purple Sneakers are back to celebrate their thirteenth birthday and another year of being #TrustedForTaste. This time, they’re teaming up with their...

Purple Sneakers' Thirteenth Birthday


2 - 6 City Rd
2008 NSW

The Lansdowne Hotel
Purple Sneakers Thirteenth Birthday - Vivid Music 2019
Purple Sneakers Thirteenth Birthday - Vivid Music 2019

Event Details

Purple Sneakers are back to celebrate their thirteenth birthday and another year of being #TrustedForTaste. This time, they’re teaming up with their good friends at creative music agency UNDR Ctrl and local institution FBi Radio to do it.

Purple Sneakers has celebrated their birthday as an official part of Vivid Sydney for the past three years and are ready to do it all over again this year.

Taking to The Lansdowne for another full venue takeover across two stages, the festivities will be kicking off at 8PM, ending at 3AM. This year, they’re bringing together some of their favourite artists from Sydney and beyond, as well as some of their favourite local crews for an all-in family affair. For their thirteenth birthday, they’re bringing on board a diverse range of artists across a wide spectrum of club music.

With his new single being added to full rotation on triple j, Sydney’s Mickey Kojak will be bringing his full band & new EP ‘Coming Together’ to PS13. Sydney favourites Fishing will deliver a much-coveted DJ set, while next-big-thing and NLV Records signee Kota Banks will take to the stage with her empowering, boundary-breaking pop. DIN (AKA Moon Holiday & Rainbow Chan) will collaboratively explore club-ready sounds in their live set, armed with their self-titled six-track debut.

After a stellar few months including her announcement on the Splendour In The Grass lineup, Rebel Yell will deliver her signature live industrial techno onslaught. Travelling up from Tasmania, future beat makers Close Counters will be taking to the live stage with their funky debut full-length ‘SOULACOASTA’. After collaborating with the likes of Stu Turner from Set Mo, Wongo, GANZ & more, Chase Zera will be taking to the stage showing why she was born to perform.

Your new triple j House Party host and bonafide party DJ Ebony Boadu will be gracing the decks, as will fellow triple j host of The Kick On and energetic party-starter, Shantan Wantan Ichiban. Also on the bill, get set for turbo selector Lex Deluxe and her keen eye for melding sounds and genres from all over, Nectar’s Merph, who will be emerging from the dusty crates of Sydney’s record stores and Sydney DJ/event producer/writer/community organiser/curator/ podcaster and all-round overachiever Ayebatonye. After closing out the main stage at last year’s birthday event, Purple Sneakers DJs will be back this year to do it all again. And the party wouldn’t be complete without a little help from our friends at Sydney boutique agency Finer Things and local label Trench Records, who will help kick off the festivities.

Purple Sneakers exists to showcase emerging club music from around Australia and the world. With an enthusiastic team of contributors from across the country, Purple Sneakers is the centre of a forward thinking, music loving community. What started as a weekly party featuring emerging club music has since evolved. The Purple Sneakers team are committed to sharing the work of tasteful, young artists with the world, whether they’re talking about it on their radio show, writing about it on their website, playing it in their DJ sets or dancing to it at their parties.

Purple Sneakers hosted the first shows for the likes of Flume, Rüfüs (now Rüfüs du Sol), Alison Wonderland, Nina Las Vegas, Linda Marigliano, Disclosure and Flosstradamus and many more.

Their previous Vivid Sydney birthday events have seen performances from the likes of Christopher Port, Ninajirachi, Willaris. K, World Champion & more, as well as help from their friends at I Oh You, Astral People, Heaps Gay, Stoney Roads and more to bring the party vibes. UNDR Ctrl, FBi Radio & Vivid Sydney present Purple Sneakers Thirteenth Birthday

Saturday, June 15
8PM - 3AM
The Lansdowne
2-6 City Road, Chippendale
Tickets on sale 9am Thursday, April 18 via Intix
From $25+ BF

Chase Zera (Live)
Close Counters (Live)
DIN (Live)
Ebony Boadu
Finer Things DJs
Fishing (DJ)
Kota Banks
Lex Deluxe
Mickey Kojak (Live)
Purple Sneakers DJs
Rebel Yell (Live)
Shantan Wantan Ichiban
Trench Records DJs

Groundfloor wheelchair access only


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