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Purple Sneakers' Thirteenth Birthday lineup is here! Tickets on sale this Thursday

16 April 2019 | 3:00 pm | Staff Writer

We're back, baby! We're stoked to be celebrating our thirteenth birthday and another year of being #TrustedForTaste as an official part of Vivid Sydney. This year, we're teaming up with our good friends at creative music agency UNDR Ctrl and local institution FBi Radio to do it.

We've celebrated our birthday as an official part of Vivid Sydney for the past three years and are ready to do it all over again this year.

We're heading back to The Lansdowne for another full venue takeover across two stages with the festivities kicking off at 8PM, ending at 3AM. This year, we've got together some of their favourite artists from Sydney and beyond, as well as some of our fave local crews for an all-in family affair.

We've worked really hard with our friends at UNDR Ctrl to put together a lineup that we feel reflects the huge pool of diverse and exciting up and coming artists.

With his new single being added to full rotation on triple j, Sydney’s Mickey Kojak will be bringing his full band & new EP ‘Coming Together’ to PS13. Sydney favourites Fishing will deliver a much-coveted DJ set, while next-big-thing and NLV Records signee Kota Banks will take to the stage with her empowering, boundary-breaking pop.

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DIN (AKA Moon Holiday & Rainbow Chan) will collaboratively explore club-ready sounds in their live set, armed with their self-titled six-track debut. After a stellar few months including her announcement on the recent Splendour In The Grass lineup, Rebel Yell will deliver her signature live industrial techno onslaught.

Travelling up from Tassy, future beat makers Close Counters will be taking to the live stage with their funky debut full-length SOULACOASTA. After collaborating with the likes of Stu Turner from Set Mo, Wongo, GANZ & more, Chase Zera will be taking to the stage showing why she was born to perform.

Your new triple j House Party host and bonafide party DJ Ebony Boadu will be gracing the decks, as will fellow triple j host of The Kick On and energetic party-starter, Shantan Wantan Ichiban.

Also on the bill, get set for turbo selector Lex Deluxe and her keen eye for melding sounds and genres from all over, Nectar’s Merph, who will be emerging from the dusty crates of Sydney’s record stores and Sydney DJ/event producer/writer/community organiser/curator/podcaster and all-round overachiever Ayebatonye.

After closing out the main stage at last year’s birthday event, our gals CaitlinEddy and Holly of Purple Sneakers DJs will be back this year to do it all again.

And the party wouldn’t be complete without a little help from our friends! This year we've got Sydney boutique agency Finer Things and local label Trench Records on board to help kick off the festivities.

What started as a weekly party featuring emerging club music has since evolved. The Purple Sneakers team are committed to sharing the work of tasteful, young artists with the world, whether they’re talking about it on their radio show, writing about it on their website, playing it in their DJ sets or dancing to it at their parties.

Tickets for PS13 will be on sale from 9AM this Thursday, April 18 via IntixPurple SneakersThirteenth Birthday is proudly presented by world-renowned Sydney institution Vivid Sydney, as well as FBi Radio, which we've been broadcasting on since 2014 & Sydney creative agency UNDR Ctrl.

Join us as we celebrate another birthday and another year of being #TrustedForTaste.

Full lineup and details below. See you there!

Vivid Sydney, UNDR Ctrl & FBi Radio Present Purple Sneakers' Thirteenth Birthday

Saturday, June 15

8PM - 3AM

The Lansdowne

2-6 City Road, Chippendale

Tickets on sale 9am Thursday, April 18 via Intix

From $25+ BF

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All artwork by Babekuhl