Wherever you may be, and however you choose to spend your Australia Day long weekend there is no shortage of epic parties around the country. To help you plan your festivities we've compiled a cream of the crop list of what's happening in Sydney and Melbourne this coming weekend, including shows from Heidi, Bill Patrick, Sasha, Derrick Carter, Soul Clap and more.
AUSTRALIA DAY EVE
On Australia Day Eve the long weekend celebrations kick off in a big way with house queen Heidi getting deep and dark at a secret Sydney warehouse location, ahead of her full weekend of shows. You can read our recent interview with Heidi and check out her Pulse podcast ahead of her Australian tour here. (BUY HERE)
Whilst in the CBD, Berlin techno man Peter Van Hoesen plays One22 with local hero Trinity. Check out our recent Q&A with Peter here.
The biggest party of the weekend will be the highly anticipated and sold out Agwa Yacht Club 15 cruise, sailing from Darling Harbour with a dream lineup featuring Heidi presents The Jackathon and Soul Clap playing a special extended four hour set alongside Pulse favorite and Private Stock host Bill Patrick. (SOLD OUT)
If you missed out on tickets to Agwa Yacht Club 015, following the cruise, you can still catch Heidi, Bill and Soul Clap, with stacks of Sydney's local talent in the intimate setting of the Burdekin for the official afterparty. (BUY HERE)
Over at Ivy, Chinese Laundry is set to take over for their Dirtybird Garden Party featuring label head Claude VonStroke and family members Justin Martin and J. Phlip.
Elsewhere in the city, Chicago house legend Derrick Carter will be gracing the decks at the Goldfish on Australia Day. Widely recognised as one of the world's best DJs, Australian crowds can't get enough of this house hero and Sydney fans are in luck as Pulse Radio is giving away two double passes. Be quick, entries close tomorrow. The Metro Theatre in the CBD will host one of the world's best DJs for more than 20 years, the one and only SASHA in a special extended 5 hour set not to be missed, supported by some of Sydney's Ben Korbel and Robbie Lowe and presented by The Likes Of You. Then somewhere in the city, Irish expats Defined By Rhythm headline a bash at a secret warehouse location with Ben Dunlop and Andosound.
Down the coast, This House Moves presents UK duo Audiojack at the Beach Bar and Splashes on Wollongong North Beach for some deep house fun in the sun. Audiojack have played the world's biggest festivals and clubs including Space, Fabric, Watergate and Sydney's Circo Loco, and will be supported by Sydney's premier underground DJs Ben Ashton and Simon Caldwell this Saturday for a marathon 14 hour event. (BUY HERE)
SUNDAY 27TH JAN
The celebrations don't stop after Australia Day, as the Pukka Up Ibiza Boat Party hits Sydney Harbour on Sunday with Space Ibiza and Pukka Up resident Sam Walker supported by the Social Hooliganz, Valentine and Ben Ashton, for two floors of tunes on the exclusive Bella Vista ship. Kick ons will be catered for at the offical afterparty hosted by Sounds on Sunday at the Greenwood. (BUY HERE)
In the city, S.A.S.H is back with a star studded lineup for those ready for another round, as they bring you the First Lady of house Heidi, Culprit label heads Droog and Sydney's finest local DJs to party into the night at The Abercrombie Hotel.
Melbourne gets its dose of the unstoppable Heidi when she presents The Jackathon in the intimate setting of the Circus Bar, brought to you bu Guess Who? (BUY HERE)
MON 28TH JAN
No rest for the wicked this long weekend, as the events just keep on rolling in when Bad Apple presents Soul Clap Records and Wolf & Lamb's Soul Clap & Friends at the The Abercrombie with Soul Clap headlining the terrace and Pulse Radio's Private Stock host Bill Patrick headlining inside supported by the Future Classic DJs, Ben Ashton, Bella Sarris, Whitecat, Nic Scali and more. (BUY HERE)
In a once in a lifetime experience, a lucky, select few will get to experience SASHA in one of his most intimate gigs ever for a special extended set at Australia's first and only floating beach club, The Island, presented by The Island Sydney Harbour and Future Entertainment with support from Robbie Lowe, Gabby and Yokoo.
It's going to be a very long weekend indeed with the ridiculous amount of events lined up, so whatever you choose to do, enjoy, stay safe and look after your mates!
Listen to Heidi on Pulse Radio.
Listen to Soul Clap on Pulse Radio.
Listen to Bill Patrick on Pulse Radio
Listen to Droog on Pulse Radio.
Listen to Sam Walker on Pulse Radio.
Listen to SASHA on Pulse Radio.
Listen to Audiojack on Pulse Radio.
Listen to Derrick Carter on Pulse Radio.