7, 13, 14, 20, 27 & 28 JANUARY
8, 15 & 22 JANUARY
Live summer sets atop Sky Terrace at The Star Sydney.
As the sun sets over Sydney, Sky Terrace lights up with an impressive line-up of local and international DJ talent. Whatever your musical leanings may be, we’ve got you covered – from hip hop to soul, electronica to jazz.
Kick back and relax with a sunset cocktail or two - maybe a boutique brew - and choose from the delicious menu, all while the live music colours the summer night.
Take advantage of the expansive panoramic views over Sydney Harbour and the city skyline from the balcony this January with Sydney Festival and The Star Sydney. See the full schedule and line-up below.
Saturday 7 January
Created in 2006 by DJ and radio presenter John Cawley, Funkdafied offers an amazing line-up of local DJs. It was established to help develop the expanding funk and soul scene in Sydney and the rest of Australia, and encompasses many music genres including soul, jazz, funk, afrobeat, latin, disco, reggae and hip hop.
Sunday 8 January
4pm: Nick Toth
DJ, producer, promoter and radio host Nick Toth collaborated and shared the stage with a multitude of local and international artists including Common and Missy Elliott amongst many others, and spins a dizzying blend of hip-hop, soul, funk, disco, dancehall reggae, soca, zouk and afrobeat.
Friday 13 January
7pm: Stephen Allkins [Love-Tattoo]
Sydney's disco godfather Stephen Allkins is one of the pioneers of dance music in Sydney, having played at disco clubs and warehouse parties in the 1970s and he has inspired a whole generation of DJs through his infamous sets in the decades since then.
Saturday 14 January
Sunday 15 January
4pm: Misbehaviour (US)
A star attraction at the world-famous Central Park Roller Skate Jam in New York City, Misbehaviour has also blessed the decks at Output, Brooklyn Bowl, Santos Party House and The Roxy, and is a resident at Mobile Mondays (NYC's premier vinyl 45 party).
Friday 20 January
7pm: Misbehaviour (US)
Saturday 21 January
Sunday 22 January
4pm: Simon Caldwell
A veteran of Sydney's funk and house music scenes, Simon Caldwell has played at the infamous Funk Inc parties as part of the All Funked Up crew (Bentley Bar, Cricketers Arms), and as a funk, house and electro DJ in his own right.
Thursday 26 January (Australia Day)
5-7pm Paris Groovescooter
Having pushed the ‘80s boogie sound via his weekly radio shows and club residencies in Sydney for years, Paris Groovescooter mixes up classic disco to ‘80s electro-funk.
7-9pm Russ Dewbury
An influential figure on the international dance music scene, Russ Dewbury delights crowds with his unique blend of Nu Yorican funk and disco, Afro Latin and tropical beats mixed with electro jazz, drum n bass and vintage flavours. Having performed everywhere from Singapore to Stockholm, you can expect a night of impeccable tunes.
9-11pm: Adi Toohey
Once described as a certified boogie-ologist, Adi cut her funky teeth on six hour sets at the Different Drummer in Glebe and has since become a go-to fill-in for Stephen Ferris’ Souled Out show on FBi Radio. Expect to hear some classic disco, boogie and electro-funk sourced from the dollar bins of New York and Tokyo.
Friday 27 January
Australia's First Lady of Disco, Club DJ and radio announcer CC:DISCO! has been spreading the good gospel across dance floors and over the airwaves since 2010. Having played some of the world’s biggest dance music festivals, she's no stranger to a heaving (or spinning) crowd.
Saturday 28 January
Note: The Star Sydney practices responsible service of alcohol. Guests must be 18 or over.
Photo: Prudence Upton
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