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Andrew Weatherall One Night Stand: Sydney Opera House

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We’re almost speechless with excitement as we team up with Sydney Opera House to bring you our favourite DJ on the planet for five uninterrupted hours; amplified from deep in the belly of the most iconic venue in the Australia.

Heralding the summer for a Studio Party like no other, legendary dance eccentric Andrew Weatherall makes his Opera House debut with a DJ set from open to close – guiding clubbers through the hedonistic heights of chugging, hypnotiic and acid house, dub, techno, and everything in-between!

A life-long Londoner who produced Primal Scream’s classic Screamadelica and breakthrough remixes for Underworld, New Order and the Happy Mondays, Weatherall has proved a dancefloor sage in an era of jumbotron mega thud and drop-dead DJs. 

We have given him the keys to one of Sydney’s most magnifying venues, a task only a few have been gifted with. This is certainly not one to sleep on!

Tickets available right here..

A Love From Outer Space announced alongside Peggy Gou!

The cat is out of the bag. We are thrilled to announce that A Love from Outer Space will be joining Peggy Gou at the Oxford Art Factory! To top it all off, the legendary duo will be throwing it down all night long in the gallery!

A residency at Stoke Newington’s The Waiting Room in 2010 was just the beginning for A Love from Outer Space. A shared loved of many things mid tempo, their sound draws influence from driving disco baselines, ambient kosmische soundscapes, experimental house and everything in-between. From this journey of sound, grew the beginnings of A Love From Outer Space (ALFOS) club night, which has found its new home at The Art School.

What started as a shared love of music and experimental curiosities has mutated into a worldwide phenomenon and gone on to influence a whole new wave of producers and DJs. Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnston have taken their ‘oasis of slowness’ outside the club on multiple tours across the UK, numerous festival slots such as Electric Elephant and more recently saw them closing out Andrew Weatherall’s own festival ‘Convenanza’.

A Love From Outer Space isn’t an exercise in rose-tinted retrospection or self-applauding egotism. This is a clear stretching of selection which journeys further, towards the peripheries, giving new life to old, leftfield eccentricities and airing the young and recent in proximity, with finely judged style.

We couldn’t dream of a line-up better than Peggy Gou, ALFOS and our very own Kali. Tickets are selling fast, so we recommend jumping on it now! You can get your tickets here..

Harry’s House Party #6 w/ Mike Dunn!

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Just as we’re done with the clean up from our last House Party with Rick Wilhite, we’re announcing the next one! Adding to a growing list of Harry’s House Party alumni – which currently includes Moodymann,Mood II SwingChez DamierThe Black Madonna and Frank Booker – get ready for #6 in a series of nights that have consistently blown the socks of house music lovers of our city!

This time around we’re hosting a pioneer of Chicago house music.Cutting his teeth at block parties playing disco, funk, soul and prototype Chicago house tracks, he has since become one of the cities most enduring producers who can lay claim to one of the most dynamic and far reaching personal histories in dance music. He is also an absolutely legendary DJ. He is a force to be reckoned with, and one of the most exciting DJs we’ve hosted to date.

He is… the phreakiest, the phunkiest, the one and only, Mike Dunn!

On support duties for this momentous occasion are Sydney’s finest:

DJ Simon Caldwell
Kali
Freda & Jackson (Moonshoe)
Rimbombo
Karim & Daniel Lupica,
Sydney Pony Club

RSVP HERE!

We’re Hiring! [Deadline Extended]

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We’ve thrown parties with the likes of Lena Willikens, Moodymann, Tornado Wallace, DJ Sprinkles and Moritz von Oswald to name a few and now we wanna party with YOU!

Picnic are hiring a paid part-time assistant to work 2 days a week out of our office in Redfern. We are hoping to find someone who is passionate about underground electronic music and the work we do here at Picnic. Someone who is highly organised, has a keen eye for detail and is dedicated and reliable. You will be completely absorbed in all aspects of the business and will have an opportunity to grow your knowledge of the local and international music scene. You will meet and learn from a broad range of DJs, performers & professionals in the music industry in Sydney, wider Australia and internationally. 

About you:

x familiar with photoshop and premiere – other Adobe programs desirable

x current drivers license, car and availabilities to assist and work on events/tours

x Microsoft Office skills specifically word & excel

x familiar with wordpress

x social media savvy 

x a clear communicator

x excellent work ethic – reliability is key

x highly organised with an ability to manage and prioritise a busy workload

x LOVES Picnic

x LOVES underground electronic music

x NOT allergic to cats

Experience in a similar role will be considered favourably! 

Please send a cover letter  that addresses the above criteria AND your resume to carly@picnicstuff.com.au by Wednesday 16 August. Please also direct all enquiries to Carly. 

Vivid: Picnic presents HER w/ Pjenné & Millú (Melb)

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Picnic boss Kali has curated the entire program for Vivid Sydney at Harpoon Harry including this Picnic takeover featuring two of our favourite DJs from across the border…

All the way from Melbourne, Pjenné and Millú!

Pjenné is a versatile purveyor of vibe matched only by those who have been buying and playing records for years. With a record collection that boasts an exquisite taste for blue eyed soul, modal, spiritual jazz and the uplifting yet hedonistic roots of disco and house, you have a fine selector.

She’ll be playing alongside fellow DJ Millú whose deep cache of obscure jams, esoteric rhythms and club cuts forego conventional genre standards. Just as likely to be soundtracking your yum cha as they are to be moving a dance floor, these accomplished Melbourne DJs make their debut Sydney appearance for VIVID 2017.

Supports from:
Kali
Adi Toohey
Nat James

View the full Vivid x Harpoon Harry line up here!