Three quintessential inner west brands are combining forces this October long-weekend to bring together the best in live music, queer party vibes and moto-lifestyle for the biggest block party that Sydney has ever seen.
This three day festival will takeover Railway Parade, kicking off on the Saturday with Heaps Gay Street Party – 10th Birthday presented by Heaps Normal – the first of three events celebrating their 10th birthday; followed by the inaugural hard rock and punk festival Off The Rails presented by Bad Friday on Sunday and rounding out the long weekend with the highly-anticipated return of bike event Throttle Roll on Monday.
The Heaps Gay Street Party will encompass two stages, and feature a variety of performers, from BIG WETT to Billy Davis and Tseba each joined by some special friends, Stereogamous, Dameeeela, MungMung and many more – with a sprinkling of drag and colourful roaming performers for good measure.
Off The Rails, taking place on 1 October, boasts a bold lineup traversing punk, garage and hardcore; led by ferocious pub rockers Amyl and the Sniffers and underground legends the Mark of Cain plus a slew of scene stalwarts and rising standouts including Private Function, RVG, Shady Nasty, Dust, Southeast Desert Metal, DOWNGIRL, The Neptune Power Federation, Chimers, Organs, Itchy & The Nits with more to be announced. Off The Rails will grace both Marrickville Block Weekender and the Bar On the Hill Forecourt in Newcastle in its inaugural year.
Throttle Roll will finally arrive on 2 October, with custom bikes, live bands and booze; bringing together the fun and frivolity of Australian motorcycling culture. This isn’t your typical motorcycle event, though; while some of the country’s wildest motorcycle builds will be on display, Throttle Roll has built a reputation since its first event in 2013 to celebrate the lively culture of this creative community. But it’s not just bikes, headline bands will include Papa Pilko and the Binrats, XOLO and more. It’ll be a fun way to close out the long weekend surrounded by good vibes and rock and roll, all while revelling in the fun-loving culture of custom motorcycles.
MARRICKVILLE BLOCK WEEKENDER
Presented by Heaps Normal
30 September – 2 October, 2023
Railway Parade, Marrickville
HEAPS GAY STREET PARTY – 10TH BIRTHDAY
Presented by Heaps Normal
Saturday 30 September, 2pm – 10pm
Tickets from $50+BF available HERE.
OFF THE RAILS
Presented by Bad Friday & The Music & Booze Co
Sunday 1 October, 2pm – 10pm
Tickets from $75+BF available HERE.
Monday 2 October, 11am – 7pm
Tickets from $35+BF available HERE.