Each night over the Queen's Birthday long weekend, Oxford Art Factory will host a BBE curated line-up set to warm-up dance floors and get hearts racing in the height of Vivid Festival's Sydney-wide takeover. WINTER WEEKENDER will be a back-to-back party series highlighting some of the most revolutionary and rule-breaking artists from all corners of the electronic globe.
Friday 10th June - LOUISAHHH [Bromance Records, 3 Hour Set] w/ Linda Marigliano (Triple J) and Made in Paris
If Paris' Bromance Records is at the forefront of techno music, then Louisahhh is its undisputed first lady. Hailing from New York City, Louisa Pillot has a style all her own. Named after a fearless war cry, her production is at once tough but tender, spanning deep house and new techno, combining a lifetime of talents for DJing and singing. She'll be playing a deliciously enticing 3-hour set, supported by the some of Australia's most talented selectors - Linda Marigliano and Made in Paris.
Saturday 11th June - BBE x Sidechains pres. FATIMA AL QADIRI
Kuwait-raised musician, composer and visual artist, Fatima Al Qadiri, is unquestionably one of the most exciting talents in the universe. Her genre-less sound, epitomized in two mind-altering albums 'Brute' (2016) and 'Asiatisch' (2014), is always 'grounded in some kind of idea or real life memory.' Whether it be her experiences during the Gulf War or more recently with the global police state and their lack of accountability, Al Qadiri is able to channel raw and extreme emotion in a truly haunting and mesmerizing fashion.
Joining Al Qadiri on her first Australian Tour will be one of Sydney hottest collectives, the #1 purveyors of cutting-edge Internet generation club bombs, Sidechains.
Sunday 12th June - Digitalism [DJ Set] w/ Bang Gang DJs 2000s Era Set
Inimitable German duo, Digitalism, round out the weekend with their unique brand of electro-pop anthems and emotive dance-floor bangers. Their hotly anticipated visit to Australia is on the back new record 'Mirage' which drops on May 13th, and features the Triple J approved 'Go Time.' With world-dominating hits 'Pogo', 'Zdarlight', '2 Hearts', 'Circles' and 'Wolves' already to their credit, there's no doubt that the first trip to Australia in three years for these electro-rock pioneers can't come quickly enough!
Plus, in a rare return, iconic Australian club collective, Bang Gang, will be bringing you all the flavour from the 2000s decade in a special era set. Bang Gang was the undisputed birthplace and stomping ground of Australian dance icons, paving the way for future artists like Flight Facilities, Bag Raiders and the powerhouse Sweat It Out label via some of the most raucous parties our country has ever seen.