City of Parramatta Council is teaming up with the Sydney Fringe Festival to present a series of free pop-up live music events during this year’s Fringe Festival. Curated by local artists Serwah Attafuah, Slim Set, Jerry Kahale, Levins and Jacinta Tobin plus local institutions I.C.E., Bodega Collective and Beat Disc Records, the Fringe Festival promises to light up Friday nights.
The curators have chosen music from Western Sydney artists across a wide range of genres. Highlights include local punk rock heroes Dispossessed and Oslow, hip hop master rappers Lil Spacely and Kobie Dee, recent Vivid performers Hurtsville, the soulful Radical Son and, for the first time in the west, Sydney’s monster hip hop party Halfway Crooks with DJs Captain Franko and Levins.
City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Andrew Wilson welcomed artists who were participating in the Fringe Festival, which is the largest independent arts festival in NSW.
“This is the second year the Sydney Fringe Festival has expanded to include Western Sydney areas, and we are delighted that Parramatta is being activated as part of that program to include pop-ups and hubs. It’s a great opportunity for both locals and visitors to not only enjoy some great music but to explore the City of Parramatta in a new way,” said Lord Mayor Cr Andrew Wilson.
Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) – 8 Victoria Street, Parramatta
Time: 6pm – 10pm
Friday 7 September – Dispossessed, Homesick, Coward Punch, Windradyne. Curated by
Friday 14 September – G.B.H.S, Hextape, Flower Boy, Hurtsville, Milkffish, Okuesha & All Girl Electronic DJs. Curated by I.C.E. with Jerry Kahale
Friday 21 September – Oslow, Cat Heaven, Basic Human, No Doz & Dan Whiting DJ. Curated by BeatDisc Records
Friday 28 September – Jerrah Patson, Thaylia, Gas, MLDVR & All Girl Electronic DJs.
Curated by I.C.E. with Jerry Kahale
Studio 404 – 404 Church Street, Parramatta
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Friday 7 September – Seayams, Kobie Dee, Slim Set, Kash Kal & Carolina Gasolina DJ. Curated by Slim Set
Friday 14 September – Mel Bailey, Bentley B, Lil Spacely, Sila. Curated by Bodega Collective
Friday 21 September – Halfway Crooks Party featuring DJs Captain Franko and Levins
Friday 28 September – Radical Son, The Green Hand Band, Krista Pav. Curated by Jacinta Tobin