Tumbalong Park has been transformed into an incredible live music venue as part of the inaugural SXSW Sydney this week. The sun was out and so were music fans, all raring to see what this Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus proudly sponsored by Young Henry’s was all about.
“Young Henrys Rock & Roll Circus is a musical event we have been throwing for nearly 7 years now. It sees our various friends from all manners of the musical realm coming together to collaborate and have fun on a communal stage. We are so proud to be able to bring this awesome celebration of music and mates to the very first SXSW Sydney festival and for the crowds of Tumbalong Park in Darling Harbour to be treated to a stellar line-up of national and international guests, enjoying the expression of music together” Oscar McMahon, Young Henry’s Co-Founder
I got there just in time to see Tyne James Organ take to the stage, backed by the Young Henry’s House Band performing the Bowie classic, Heroes. Next up was one of the secret acts, none other than Soulmovers – the duo are Lizzie Mack and the original Red Wiggle Murray Cook, giving some soul to the Rolling Stones hit Gimme Shelter. Wallice from the US gave us her rendition of the re popularised Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush. Emmy Mack from Redhook completely slayed Come Together by The Beatles and Dan Sultan “Australia’s best looking bloke” according to emcee Fitzy came out to a huge reception to perform INXS Never Tear Us Apart. DZ Deathrays followed up with the Dandy Warhols high vibing Bohemian Like You. Dante Knows brought us his version of Prodigy’s Firestarter and Hayley Mary completed the all star set with Belinda Carlisle’s Summer Rain.
Such a relaxed evening out, a free event, in perfect weather and enjoyed by all ages.