It’s been a year since over 140 bands, artists and DJs rallied together for a series of sixteen fundraisers across Sydney, all in the name of “Save FBi”. These wildly successful gigs were born of necessity and helped save the station. Along the way, the idea of an annual mid winter showcase of what Sydney sounds like was born. FBi are proud to announce four shows in July that highlight Sydney’s best local music and arts, across a variety of venues.
FRIDAY JULY 9 – OXFORD ART FACTORY: CUDDLE PUDDLE
SATURDAY JULY 10 – THE FACTORY THEATRE: CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE (a/a)
FRIDAY JULY 16 – GAELIC THEATRE: STOLEN RECORDS GALA BALL
SATURDAY JULY 17 – METRO THEATRE: THE FINAL FLING
FRIDAY JULY 9 – OXFORD ART FACTORY
Kicking off the festivities is CUDDLE PUDDLE, a late night, all you can eat smorgasbord of dance. FBi’s resident DJs team up to take over both rooms at Oxford Art Factory, with electro, tropical house and disco the flavor of the night in the main room, and wonky, dub step & bass heavy beats the cherry on top in the side bar.
11.30pm till late. $8 supporters / $10 non supporters / $13 on the door. All proceeds go to FBi Radio.
KID KENOBI, KATO & ANNA LUNOE, RO SHAM BO, HOOPS, DIZZ1 (live), TONI TONI LEE (live), SIMON CALDWELL, JAMES TAYLOR & BEN MORRIS, MONKFLY, GARAGE PRESSURE, STOLEN RECORDS, ANDREW MAXAM, JAMES MCINNES, BOONIE, 16 TACOS, WEDDING RING FINGERS, GENERIC DJs & more to be announced.
SATURDAY JULY 10 – THE FACTORY THEATRE
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
If you’re after an all ages festival, turn to page three after the bell.
Looking for a mix of comedy, music and art – go straight to page twenty-two.
One stage isn’t enough, you want a gig spread over four rooms? Head to page seven.
An arvo kick off would make your day? Page fifteen is for you.
There’s something for everyone at Choose Your Own Adventure, our all ages, daytime festival within a festival. We’ll be taking over all rooms, corners, stairwells, nooks and crannies in The Factory Theatre to bring you a huge lineup of comedy, art and DJs, as well as your favourite established and emerging Sydney bands. Fall down the rabbit hole with us on a journey through this city’s music, arts & culture.
ACTS INCLUDE: CLOUD CONTROL, THE JEZABELS, THE HOLIDAYS, LAURENZ PIKE, GEORGIA FAIR, PAPA VS PRETTY, MEGASTICK FANFARE, ZEAHORSE, BETTY AIRS, HALAL HOW ARE YOU?, WE ARE VOLCANOES, PVT DJ SET, DAPPLED DJs, SOSUEME DJs, PASH DJs, BAD WIVES, 30 IN 30 COMEDY and much more to be announced.
All Ages. 3pm kick off. $15 supporters / $20 non supporters / $25 on the door. All proceeds go to FBi Radio.
FRIDAY JULY 16 – GAELIC THEATRE
STOLEN RECORDS GALA BALL
Returning after a sellout show last year during last year’s Save FBi, Sydney’s hip hop community is banding together and donning their finest to bring you the Stolen Records Gala Ball. Hosted by FBi’s own Shantan Wantan Ichiban, dust off your tux and grab a date, we promise a night you won’t forget.
KOOLISM, THUNDAMENTALS, OZI BATLA, THE OPTIMEN (QLD), DAILY MEDS, PHATCHANCE FEAT. COPTIC SOLDIER, LOOSE CHANGE, KATALYST (DJ SET) and more to be announced.
$12 supporters / $17 non supporters / $22 on the door. All proceeds go to FBi Radio.
SATURDAY JULY 17 – METRO THEATRE
THE FINAL FLING
“Sydney Sounds Like…” wraps up with a bang, at the biggest show of them all. The Final Fling fills both rooms of The Metro Theatre for one huge night with all your favourite bands and DJs, from the brightest up and comers to the world conquering Presets. Bring your date or hook up for one hell of a fling, at the most satisfying one night stand you’ll ever have.
THE PRESETS (DJ SET), PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY, JONATHAN BOULET, MATT VAN SCHIE, PARADES, DEEP SEA ARCADE, LOST VALENTINOS DJs, SEEKAE, PURPLE SNEAKERS DJs, PhDJ, kyü, GUINEAFOWL, CABINS, JINJA SAFARI, PLUTO JONZE, BON CHAT BON RAT and more to be announced.
$20 supporters / $25 non supporters / $30 on the door. All proceeds go to FBi Radio.