It’s that time of year when leading Sydney tastemakers Volumes put together another crackingly wholesome party. These folks launched their annual festival in 2015, set across three inner-city venues, and have brought together the likes of Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders, Nicholas Allbrook, MOSSY, Slum Sociable, Scott and Charlene’s Wedding, and an absolute hot pot of distinctive emerging artists that you had no clue you needed to have a clue about. Expertly curated for the last three years now, it’s an all-immersive dream for music lovers that hinges on the dynamics between music, art and technology.
The Oxford Art Factory, Cliff Dive and Brighton Up played host to this year’s extensive lineup, which saw the return of World Champion and Gold Class, and also featured Sunscreen, Body Type, Gauci, Hideous Sun Demon, Willaris K, The Ocean Party, Straight Arrows, Moaning Lisa, Publique, The Goods, Hatchie among many, many more.
The lineup may be packed but clashes are amazingly few and far between; getting from one venue to the next is a breeze. It’s honestly one of the most enjoyable festival experiences you’re likely to have. If you happened to miss out, Volumes also curates a bunch of other parties from time to time, including this year’s FREEDOM gigs – a four part series of free events to celebrate Oxford Art Factory’s 10th birthday. We suggest you get the heck around those.
For now, peep some of the action from the weekend.
The Ocean Party
Photos: Dani Hansen/Howl and Echoes