Studio Party: Picnic 15th Birthday (18+)
feat. Levon Vincent (Novel Sound), Kali, Barney Kato b2b Reenie
26 May 2023
In the StudioContemporary Music
Revered, Berlin-based techno producer Leon Vincent joins local DJ faves Kali and Barney Kato b2b Reenie for the return of the incomparable dance music promoters Picnic, back to transform the Sydney Opera House Studio for their 15th bday.
Friday 26 May
Barney Kato b2b Reenie 9pm - 10:30pm
Kali 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Levon Vincent (Novel Sound) 11:30pm-2:30am
$8.95 booking fee applies per transaction
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A maximum of six (6) tickets per customer are available for purchase. Tickets purchased in excess of a ticket limit may be cancelled without notice.
Sydney Opera House Insiders pre-sale
12pm, Tuesday 14 March 2023
What’s On e-newsletter on-sale
12pm, Wednesday 15 March 2023
General Public tickets on-sale
12pm, Friday 17 March 2023
The duration of this event is 5 hours and 30 minutes.
Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.
Strictly over 18s only.
Cutting-edge dance music from Sydney’s club taste-makers
From their low-key beginnings in inner-city clubs and warehouse spaces, the parties staged by Sydney dance-music collective Picnic have earned a reputation for being among the wildest gatherings in town. Synonymous with cutting-edge dance acts and avant-garde underground parties, Picnic have hosted artists including Peggy Gou, Young Marco, Underground Resistance, Moritz Von Oswald and KiNK, and taken their signature brand of club sound to the Sydney Opera House for their legendary Vivid LIVE Picnic Parties that fly out the door.
This year, Picnic are back in The Studio for another huge curated night, with revered techno and house producer Leon Vincent leading a lineup of Sydney’s hottest local DJs, including Picnic fave Kali and Club 77 party starters Barney Kato b2b Reenie. Sure to sell quickly; don’t miss another memorable one.
Berlin-based artist Levon Vincent has been a revered figure on the techno scene since his earliest releases in the mid 2000s, leading his hometown New York’s house renaissance before relocating to Europe and commanding major club nights at Fabric, Berghain and Robert Johnson. His full-length 2015 debut earned raves for its spacious techno and emotional sincerity, while his latest, 2022’s Silent Cities, saw him delving into hauntingly evocative soundscapes.
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Frequently asked questions
- The Lighting of the Sails during Vivid Sydney is a free event. You will not need a ticket.
- If you are attending a performance as part of the Vivid LIVE program, a valid ticket is required. It’s highly recommended that you purchase tickets in advance.
- In line with our venue security procedures, Opera House security will be scanning and checking bags prior to entering the building. Bags will be scanned by an x-ray machine. Please travel lightly and do not bring items that require cloaking e.g. handbags bigger than A4-size, backpacks and umbrellas, which are not permitted inside our venues.
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- The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Opera House is our top priority. In line with this commitment, the Opera House is a smoke-free site.
- The Smoke-free Environment Policy applies to all areas of the of the Opera House precinct and covers all forms of tobacco and non-tobacco smoking, including cigarettes, vapes, e-cigarettes, cigars and water pipe tobacco smoking.
- As a smoke-free site, the Opera House seeks to reduce exposure to harmful second-hand smoke, as well as minimise the impact of smoking on the environment, including litter and pollution of the surrounding marine environment.
- For patrons who are blind or have low vision, the Opera House will be hosting two audio-described sessions of this year’s images projected on to the sails on 13 and 15 June. For more information please visit the event page.
- A complimentary shuttle bus and buggy service will be in operation during Vivid Sydney. Please contact the Box Office to confirm operating hours on 02 9250 7777.
- Gig Buddies, an organisation that pairs adults with intellectual disability with volunteers to attend social events have been offered to attend Becca Hatch, Future Classic, Alfa Mist, Devonte Hynes and Ethel Cain. For more information contact email@example.com.
The Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay precincts are very popular and attract large crowds during Vivid Sydney. Visitors are strongly encouraged to leave the car at home and use public transport wherever possible. During this time, there will be changes to transport timetables.
For further information, please visit Transport NSW’s Vivid Sydney page.
- The Sydney Opera House car park will be open every evening during Vivid Sydney, however it is expected to reach capacity early. Patrons are encouraged to use public transport and allow extra travel time.
- Please note that if you drive and arrive early for parking, you may not be able to exit if there are road closures in place.
- For detailed information on road closures during Vivid Sydney, please visit Live Traffic NSW.
Ticketholders are welcome to bring their own water bottle (as long as it isn’t made of glass) but no other food and drinks are permitted inside our venues.
The Opera House has a range of onsite bars and restaurants which are perfect for a quick snack or sit-down meal.
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