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by Tony Roma
posted 19/08/2017

Sydney Soul Weekender

The Sydney Soul Weekender is back in August this year, bringing you what you love – three days of beautiful soul music spun on original vinyl by Australia’s best Northern Soul and Modern Soul DJs.

This year we’re sharing the love across three different venues, all close to the city, to maximise your experience of the best dance floors and sound systems Sydney has to offer.

Northern Soul is the original underground dance music scene. Sparked into life in clubs in northern England in the late 1960s, it now enjoys a global following, with everyone from Pharrell to Gucci using Northern Soul as the inspiration for their work.


Northern Soul’s legacy is undisputed, and its values remain unchanged – it’s simply about having a good time dancing the night away to records made by lesser known American Soul artists whose records are now coveted for their rarity.

Northern Soul has a significant and loyal following in Australia and Sydney, and the Sydney Soul Weekender will continue to showcase and celebrate Northern Soul’s legacy. In only 10 years the Sydney Soul Weekender has grown into a nationally and globally recognised event, attracting the best rare soul DJs from all over Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

This year we’re taking over 3 fantastic venues, all close to Sydney CBD.


On Friday 25 August, we’re taking over the Off Broadway Hotel in Chippendale from and funky soul grooves will be the order of the night in the second room.7pm – late, which will experience its first ever Northern Soul night. The hotel has a fantastic wooden dance floor and crisp sound system.

On Saturday 26 August we’re back at Manning Bar at Sydney University from 7pm-3am, which has already been the home of two Northern Soul Weekenders, where we’ll again transform it into a traditional Northern Soul club, with two huge rooms of soul music all night long – the main room offering strictly 60’s soul rarities, and more modern.

If you still want more, we’ll be following all this up on Sunday 27 August with a massive Northern Soul alldayer from 2pm – 11pm at the Soda Factory in Surry Hills.

Australia’s top Northern Soul DJs will be flying in from all over the country to play their Rare Soul gems for you all weekend, all of course played exclusively from original vinyl 45s. Recent history shows that the Sydney Soul Weekender is in the premier league of soul weekenders Australia has to offer, and 2017’s event is shaping up to be the best yet!

Don’t hang around, tickets for the Sydney Soul Weekender are guaranteed to sell fast. Weekend passes (giving entry to all 3 events), and single night Saturday tickets are available from www.oztix.com.au and through www.sydneysoulweekender.com

We can’t wait to see you on the dance floor and share the Northern Soul spirit with you.


What: Sydney Soul Weekender 

When Friday 25th at 7pm – 2am / Saturday 26th at 7pm-3am / Sunday 27th at 2pm-11pm August 

Where: Friday: Off Broadway Hotel Bay Street, Chippendale / Saturday: Manning Bar Sydney University (2 rooms) / Sunday: Soda Factory Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills

To Find Out More & To Book Online Click Here

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