Sydney/Eora isn’t messing around with its comeback as a destination for electronic music fans as venues are saved, others are open 24/7 and fun Sunday sessions are happening.
Perhaps the next ‘big’ thing on the horizon is the announcement of MODE Festival – a ‘music and arts festival moving forward and exploring the potential of electronica’. It’s powered by innovative Bizarro Promoters who consistently bring out global trendsetters while supporting locals who do the same.
In terms of location, it has improved things and will end up in the industrial area of Waramah (Cockatoo Island) in the vicinity of Sydney Harbour.
The island is a UNESCO heritage site for good reason and was, last year, proposed to be transformed into a major arts and cultural destination with spaces for art, retail, restoration and education with a focus on “First Nations culture and importance as a sacred place for women” as well as its past as a penal colony.
Harbor Trust chairman Joseph Carrozzi said, “What we would like to do is see this island become a must-visit destination,” with an already huge head start as a standout feature of the Harbor Trust. Sidney.
The good news is that the island is becoming one when it hosts the MODE festival on October 15 this year.
Only two official names have been announced so far with the buzz of electronics engineers Djrum and Priori, but Maara features in the news on a Boiler Room stage also deployed during the festival.
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