We know our pretty city is chock-a-block full of talent so we’ve been searching Sydney high & low for the best ~LIVE~ electronic acts. This Sunday 6 November we proudly present to you James i.V

James i.V (aka Angus Mills) has been seen around town playing records with, and in support of his talented mates as part of the sadly defunct Percussion Lock and more recently under his own moniker. Experimental club explorations strongly influenced by his background as a sound designer, his music is reliant on melodic and harmonic repetition with roots in dub and techno.

An all-around lovely dude with talent for days – come watch James i.V at Cake Wines Cellar Door & support live electronic music COMPLETELY FREE.

Equally talented supports include:
Jon Watts
Sam Weston




This Sunday at Picnic Social, Sacha Mambo of Macadam Mambo is coming all the way from France to our new home at Cake Wines Cellar Door. He’ll be playing a four hour long extended set with Nite Fleit and Paul Jextra on support duties.

Most importantly – it’s FREE!

Sacha has spent  10+ years on a worldwide and ultra deep crate digging mission! He also cares little for the boundaries of genres so expect an eclectic mix of Afro, Disco, Techno, Jazz, House and everything in between.

See you Sunday for a very rare groove and a Rosé, or ten!



Time to march again! Following the first incredibly successful KSO rally back in February, it’s time to hit the streets again for round two. If you care about Sydney’s nightlife like we do, it’s extremely important to head down to Belmore Park at midday this Sunday, October 9th, and join in the protests against our state government’s backwards, anti-nightlife legislation.

Tell your friends. Tell your enemies. Tell family young and old, acquaintances and definitely strangers. Send the message to as many people as you physically can! Also, if you’re in a real protesty mood, make up some (family friendly) signs to bring along on the day.

Head over to the Facebook event page for more information on the day and the cause. Help us to Keep Sydney Open!!



We’ve got tonnes of stuff coming up in Picnicland! Let’s take a look in chronological order…

First up, we’re relaunching Picnic Social! PS 3.0 will be kicking off at Tatler on Sunday October 2nd (long weekend ooh yeah) with return guest Jan Schulte headlining, plus Jamie Blanco playing his first live set in Aus! That’ll be an extra special one.

Then we’re doubling up with Jam Gallery shows on the 22nd and 29th. The first is part of V MoVement Sydney and features Melbourne heat beat magicians NO ZU plus hardware whizzes Sleep D. Yumbo! The second gig is with the one and only Dream 2 Science, performing live for the second time anywhere in the world! Holy moly.

Fast forward to November and it’s the long-awaited return of our beloved Simon Caldwell to One Night Stand. Sydney’s best DJ is gonna be treating us to another all-night set on Nov 19th at Jam Gallery.

Oh, and definitely don’t forget to come along to the Keep Sydney Open rally on October 9th. Let’s make our voices heard!



We’ve got a couple of Jam Gallery gigs on the way that have us in big hype mode. Next Saturday we’ll have NYC techno talent Gunnar Haslam taking us to a dark and fantastic place! We adore the music he’s released on L.I.E.S. and Mister Saturday night, and it’s a huge treat to have him dropping in for a proper winter clubbing session. Support on the night comes from phile, Jon Watts and Kali.

Then we’ve got the return of Young Marco!! The Dutch chiller himself is back in the Picnic saddle for a groove sesh down at the Civic Underground. Fresh from a Dekmantel set sandwiched between DJ Harvey and Theo Parrish v Marcellus Pittman (woah!), he’s touching down on September 9th to spin after Rimbombo on the beloved Civic system.

THEN, on October 22nd, MoVement Sydney is back and thankfully so are we! Our second party with V will be with a MASSIVE SPECIAL GUEST (to be announced soon) plus two of our favourite Melbourne bros, Sleep D, who will be performing live. Throw in Sydney Pony Club and Kali and we’ve got a ripper of a night on our hands!

Go grab yourself some tickets to all three parties and let’s have a nice dance 🙂