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Lunar New Year at Scenic World


When: Friday 16th February - Sunday 4th March
Where: Scenic World, 1 Violet Street, Katoomba
Time: 9am-5pm
Cost: FREE

Celebrate the Year of the Dog at Scenic World with visitors from across the globe from February 16 – March 4! This Lunar New Year go head to head with the Scenic World team in our annual Ping Pong Pro tournament held daily from 11am – 2pm in the main plaza. Watch the traditional and vibrant Lion Dance on 24 February from 11am, get stuck into some sticky char siu pork ribs in EATS270, and surprise the kids with a balloon dog before they ride the world’s steepest railway.

Phone: 4780 0200
Official website
Article by Connie.

4Elements Hip Hop Festival 2018


When: Thursday 9th March - Saturday 10th March
Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
Time: 1pm-11pm
Cost: FREE

4Elements HipHop Festival (4ESydney) returns for its 4th year to the Bankstown Arts Centre. #4ESydney coincides with Harmony Day, International Women’s Day and Youth Week. The festival is part of the wider 4Elements Music Project (4EMP) program, focusing on showcasing a whole bunch of home grown talent!!

FESTIVAL: 2018 Dates: 10 Mar 2018
Based in Bankstown, one full jam-packed day, 10 hours with your favourite artists in the one spot! It is free, all age, family friendly with:
• music • dance • competitions • spoken word • dj’ing
• live graffiti and arts wall • exhibition galleries • art activation
• food • cars • kids activities and much much more…

This year for the first time the festival will also include a 2 day seminar on the 8th and 9th March.... more details to follow shortly.

SEMINAR: 2018 Dates: 08 – 09 Mar 2018. Seminar Theme: Our overarching theme for the conference is ‘Each One Teach One’ (EOTO). The concept behind the saying 'each one teach one' is an "African proverb that originated in America during slavery times. Slaves were denied an education so when one slave learned to read or write, it became his duty to teach someone else". EOTO is all about the power & exchange of knowledge, of culture, of history and sharing experiences which have impacted our lives in order to move forward as one. It doesn’t matter who you are, how old you are or where you are from, we all hold knowledge and experiences which allow us to be both teacher and student. EOTO opens the floor, the conference is structured to be interactive, it is all about open, uncensored dialogue from those young and old. 4EMP is a brave space to have tough conversations in a safe and respectful environment.

Seminar Streams
Conversations are from the perspective of the HipHop and creative arts industry.
Across the two seminar days 4EMP will explore issues and topics around:
• Mental health and well-being
• Race and culture
• Gender and sexuality

Background Info
#4ESydney utilises HipHop and music culture to generate community harmony, engagement and skills development.

We empower youth, artists and diverse communities by:
- breaking through stereotypes,
- building positive identity & self-esteem,
- creating a platform & audience for real voices to be heard, and;
- establishing innovative pathways to education & employment.

Phone: 0434 091 357
Official website
Article by Alice.

Touch Bass 2018


When: Sunday 1st April
Where: Hordern Pavilion

Returning after a bar-setting, sold out debut in 2017, TOUCH BASS returns to go deep this Easter with another international-heavy lineup at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Unwrapping a delicious lineup, TOUCH BASS delivers a sonorous basket of bass house, dubstep trap hop & break beat flavours. Stepping up the game in 2018 with a full live LED showcase, lead by one of the worlds leading visual performances from apocalyptic prince Excision (CAN) bringing his current mind bending visuals. Returning to Australian shores for the first time since slaying Listen Out, Getter (US) feeds a growing cult following down under, with his signature party friendly blend of bass, hip-hop and dubstep. Straight off the back of Chicken Soup, Habstrakt (FR) for the first time to AU arenas as one of the leading lights in the bass house movement. TOUCH BASS also sees the AU debut of Swedish trio Brohug (SWE); tipped to be one of 2018's biggest movers with an incredible array of recent and forthcoming releases. Homegrown heroes Slumberjack return from the USA for their first national run of 2018, bringing their explosive live show. And rounding out the local contingent, Adelaide b-girl on the rise Godlands joins the festival for the first time.

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Hordern Pavilion.

PURE 2018


When: Saturday 28th April
Where: Hordern Pavilion

One of Australia's most loved techno events, returns for its third year to announce another huge lineup. PURE, presented and curated by Carl Cox, Eric Powell of Bush Records and Richie McNeill of Hardware, will see Paco Osuna (Spain), Nastia (Ukraine) and Fabio Neural (Italy) take PURE to the next stage in 2018. Celebrating techno and house music, PURE has quickly established itself as a must attend event for dance music fans across the two countries, thanks to its reputation as an event where the audience can make a special connection with the DJs. Paco Osuna from Spain has enjoyed being a local hero in Ibiza for years. He is one of, if not Spain’s most famous DJ playing the legendary Florida 135 in Barcelona regularly, to playing heavily across Ibiza during the summer as well as the infamous Elrow parties. Nastia from Ukraine needs no introduction with her blend of driving techno fused with Detroit tones. The fastest rising DJ from this sector of the planet. Fabio Neural from Italy is best known for his output on Carl’s Intec Digital label. Playing Ibiza at Pure this year at Privilege, he’s shown us what he is capable of with his driving techno reminiscent of his peers Joseph Capriati and Marco Carola. Join us for a night of Pure techno, delivered with incredible sound in an old fashioned no nonsense, no fluff rave atmosphere.

2018 Lineup:
Carl Cox (Frankston)
Paco Osuna (Spain)
Nastia (Ukraine)
Fabio Neural (Italy)
Eric Powell (Australia)
+ more to be announced...

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Article by
Hordern Pavilion.

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