Surf Club Sundays Is Back!
Redfern Surf Club is proud to announce the return of Surf Club Sundays, with two back-to-back weekends of free shows to kick off the summer season.
Riding the wave of the previous series, which saw the likes of Tasman Keith, Vlossom, Mini Skirt and Palms grace the stage, the new Surf Club Sundays will again see a procession of music legends in the making on this sunny little corner of Redfern. Starting early in the afternoon and making the most of that glorious daylight saving glow, this is the perfect place to while away the last hours of the weekend.
Sunday 20 November delivers a long-awaited headline appearance from local singer-songwriter MAY-A, who will finally appear at Redfern Surf Club after a whopping four COVID-related postponements (surely that must be a record?).
Currently in the midst of her tour with Flume and Toro y Moi, it’s a rare treat to see an artist of MAY-A’s calibre in such an intimate setting. She’ll be sharing the bill with Liyah Knight, an emerging R&B icon celebrating the launch of her new single Play It Cool, and ethereal indie-pop songwriter Gazal. Throughout the afternoon and into the evening, Sydney’s resident pop princesses Diva Cups will be bringing their infamous energy to the dance floor between acts.
The following Sunday, 27 November is set to rattle the ol’ Surf Club foundations with South Coast legends The Pinheads taking to the stage. Too strange to be punk, and too punk to be rock ‘n’ roll, you know you’re in for a good, weird time at a Pinheads gig. They’ll be joined by fellow indie thrashers Organs and The Economy, plus King O.P.P. - Sydney’s undisputed king of soul, garage and psychedelia rarities - spinning records throughout the afternoon.
The owners of Redfern Surf Club, Yannick Maslard and Jade New, are lovers of live music themselves, with deep roots in the local scene. “We feel like it's such a crucial role that venues of our size are able to play in the city" they say. “It's a place where the community can experience new music, artists can try out new stuff, and occasionally we have a band come through who have well and truely outgrown a space of our size. That's a pretty special one for fans to experience."
Not content with its status as a mere small bar, this ‘Little Club That Could’ continues to pull above its weight with a stellar roster of events year-round. From a recent album listening party with pro skater Austyn Gillette and Stephen Bourke (of Step Panther fame), to film premieres with cult surf and skate brand FORMER, to comedy nights and late night DJ parties… Redfern Surf Club is all about building a community through free events with emerging local talent.
Surf Club Sunday shows are FREE entry (over 18), with a gold coin donation at the door raising money for the Women’s & Girls’ Emergency Centre in Redfern. It’s first-in, best-dressed, so get in early!
Once again, the shows are made possible with the support of Fbi Radio, Create NSW and Live Music Australia.