Party Talks: exploring Australian nightlife

What are the biggest challenges facing Sydney’s party scene? What can be done to re-shape the current landscape? Have a look at the above video, which talks to some of Sydney’s well-loved nightlife notables as they talk lockout laws, their ultimate Sydney party moment, and what the future holds for the city they love.

The video is the second in Bacardi’s three-part video series, Party Talks, which explores the state of Australian nightlife, shining a light on what keeps the country’s key cultural curators going, and up at night.

Shot around the recent House of Bacardi party in Sydney, this episode talks to Tyson Koh (Keep Sydney Open), Nes, Christopher Kevin Au, The Meeting Tree (Raph Lauren & Joyride), Jimmy Nice (One Day), Jade Le Flay, Arca Bay, Luen, and Jono Seidler.

Keep Sydney Open’s Tyson Koh says “We’ve always had amazing talent and passion in Sydney. There’s no shortage of DJs and promoters who want to put on great parties that enliven the city. With the lockouts however, our nightlife has received a kick in the guts and Sydney’s confidence as a whole has suffered. Instead of playing politics, the Baird government has an opportunity to work with nightlife practitioners to build a 24-hour city we can all be proud of.”

In case you missed episode one of the series, it was shot in Brisbane and saw key nightlife players discuss the city’s strong sense of community, the challenges the scene is facing, house parties getting shut down, and the fact that no one buys tickets to things anymore. Watch the Brisbane ‘Party Talks’ here.

Stay tuned for the Melbourne episode.