Solotel Is Celebrating The Longest Night With A Week-Long After Dark Experience

Cool Sh*t, Play, Sydney / 20 June 2022

The Longest Night winter solstice celebration will feature vibrant music, light and art experiences across 17 pubs and bars.

Winter solstice marks the slow ascent from winter into spring, which after Sydney’s coldest winter in 30 years, we’re thrilled to be celebrating. Hospitality heavyweights Solotel are marking the astronomical event with a star-studded line-up over six days. 

Between 21-26 June, from Kings Cross to Surry Hills and Newtown to Parramatta, Solotel venues will exhibit tailored programming that embodies their origin ‘burb. From live bands at Waywards to deep techno at Kings Cross Hotel, slam poetry and comedy at The Erko to an art show at Paddo Inn and queer parties at The Darlo – all genres are covered to reflect the diversity of our favourite Sydney suburbs.

Music is centre stage of The Longest Night program with an eclectic mix of bands, DJs, live electronic, and vocalists. Things heat up on Friday 24 June with highlights including Shantan Wantan Ichiban (Triple J) hosting ‘HAUS OF WANTAN’ at Goros, while Northern Beaches’ three-piece rock band Crocodylus will takeover Marly for LOW PRESSURE. 

Saturday 25 June will see Set Mo take on the Golden Sheaf fresh off the release of their latest single, and GiRLTHING will be hosting down at Waywards. Find the full programme here.

Vivid might be over but you can still catch a luminous glow down at Barangaroo House, The Golden Sheaf, The Bank Hotel, and Kings Cross Hotel where a key element of each venue will be aglow with amber lighting for the week in a celebration of Light. 

  • WHAT: The Longest Night Festival
  • WHERE: Participating Solotel Venues 
  • WHEN: Tuesday 21 to Sunday 26 June