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Kings Cross stalwart The World Bar is thrilled to have launched Otto's House Party - a brand new weekly club night, in a move to reignite the Sydney live music and nightclub scene. The mainstay venue was granted an exception to the lockout laws in 2017, with entry permitted until 2am and last drinks extended to 3:30am.
Throwing it back to the ground-breaking era of dance and indie music of the late 00’s, Otto’s House Party takes over multiple rooms of The World Bar every Friday night. Like the best house party you’ve ever stumbled into and then some, Otto’s showcases the country’s hottest emerging artists with live music and DJ sets spanning indie, punk, disco, electro, hip-hop and house, plus lighting installations, live art and cheap tinnies.
Teaming up with Vivid Sydney to kick off a huge month, Otto’s brings a massive local bill on June 1, headlined by Sydney chill-wave duo Polographia [DJ set], joined by the likes of World Champion, Nocturnal Tapes and many more. June 8 will see Italy-via-Australia producer Ribongia and vaporwave-inspired collective Sidechains lead the charge, backed up with groovy techno from Cop Envy and an eclectic mix of tunes from master selector Lauren Hansom on June 15. Otto will exclusively host City Calm Down’s official after-show party on June 22, with the alt-pop quartet jumping on the decks for a DJ set, alongside Boat Show [DJ set] and Gaspar Sanz, before surf-rockers Archy Punker and indie-pop four-piece Mid City close out the month with mix-up queen Andy Garvey on June 29.
Over the last 18 years, Sydney nightlife icon The World Bar has thrown some of Sydney’s most renowned club nights and live music events. The venue’s rich history includes infamous sets featuring Australia’s highly-regarded electronic artists from Ajax to Flume, Alison Wonderland and Nina Las Vegas, plus unforgettable live performances including DZ Deathrays, Gang of Youths and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, who helped pave the way for a seminal period in Sydney’s live music and nightlife timeline. As one of few Kings Cross venues to have weathered the lockout laws, The World Bar brings a refreshed weekly program to help reignite the local cultural scene.
Otto’s House Party – Friday nights at The World Bar
Free entry before 9pm, $10 with RSVP on Facebook event wall
Otto’s VIVID HOUSE PARTY // Friday 1 June
Polographia [DJ set] / World Champion / Nocturnal Tapes / Micra / Spit Chewy / Motherfunk
+ DJ sets from Big White / Felix Lush / Lex Deluxe / Not To Admire / Elodie / ChelseaDagger / Volumes DJs / Banquet DJs
Otto’s House Party // Friday 8 June
Ribongia / Sidechains / UNDR ctrl DJs / Isa / Yanny vs Laurel / Al Dente / Live Wire DJs / Good Looks
Otto’s House Party // Friday 15 June
Cop Envy / Lauren Hansom / Murray Darling / Nelipot / Dinosaur City Records DJs / Patstiche / Feline
Otto’s House Party // Friday 22 June
City Calm Down [DJ set] / Boat Show [DJ set] / Gaspar Sanz / Milkpunch / Live Wire DJs / Hollywood Pete
Otto’s House Party // Friday 29 June
Andy Garvey / Archy Punker / Mid City / Setwun / Spirit Faces [DJ set] / Morning TV [DJ set] / Julian Sudek DJ / Viberia / Luxe AF
The World Bar is strictly an 18+ venue, with ID scanners in use after 9pm.