The Lansdowne partners with Baron Samedi and others to resurrect Sydney nightlife

The Lansdowne Hotel in Chippendale launched it's latest partnership with The Baron Samedi Spiced Rum, Stephen Pavlovic and Stoney Roads, on Thursday night, with the plan to resurrect Sydney's nightlife.

The iconic Sydney venue launched a new late-night music series specially curated to awaken the night and recreate a time when Sydney nightlife was vibrant. The Baron Samedi has partnered with them in celebration.

The venue: The Lansdowne Hotel in Chippendale during the night of its partnership launch with The Baron Samedi and members of the msuic industry. Picture: Supplied

The venue: The Lansdowne Hotel in Chippendale during the night of its partnership launch with The Baron Samedi and members of the msuic industry. Picture: Supplied

Almost 200 venues have reportedly shut down since the lockout laws were introduced four years ago, driving out the creative communities that once fueled Sydney's nightlife, music and cultural scene.

The Lansdowne have been granted a new 5am lockout-free licence and will present a weekly late-night music event designed to bring people together.

"When we re-opened our doors in 2017 it was said that we were returning from the grave, anew," said the Lansdowne's co-owner Jake Smyth.

"We've always believed in the power of live music in resurrecting Sydney's culture and creating killer vibes.

"We're stoked to partner with The Baron Samedi to present Saturday nights. Events that run till 5am and get people dancing till dawn is exactly what Sydney nightlife needs."

The new weekly Saturday night party has been developed through a shared passion for a vibrant and creative Sydney nightlife - combining all the elements that make it a reality; the venue, the music, and the people.

Q&A: The Lansdowne Co-owner Jake Smyth and music mogul Stephen Pavlovic address the crowd at the launch of their new partnership. Picture: Supplied

Q&A: The Lansdowne Co-owner Jake Smyth and music mogul Stephen Pavlovic address the crowd at the launch of their new partnership. Picture: Supplied

To launch the partnership, Australian music mogul Stephen 'Pav' Pavlovic, known for touring with influential artists including Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Foo Fighters and Daft Punk, curated an epic line-up, with DJ sets from Kim & Julian (The Presets), Robbie & Tony (The Avalanches), and Beni & Jamie (Bang Gang) as well as Stoney Roads DJs.

On his involvement, Stephen Pavlovic said, "Full praise to the guys at The Lansdowne and The Baron Samedi for getting behind the creative nightlife and inviting me to get involved.

"Sydney was once renowned for hosting legendary music nights that brought people together for their love of music, but since the lockout laws were introduced, we have seen a rapid decline in nightlife culture.

"It's essential that we continue to have a voice and come together to support our industry and Keep Sydney Open."

Guests at the launch event were also treated to Mary's pizzas and The Baron Samedi's signature cocktail 'Summon the Baron', while listening to the impressive programming schedule curated to breathe creative life back into the city.

Attendees of the launched loved the concept and cheered at ever new announcement.

Previous WSU Richmond student and current Newtown resident Carla Newstead said, "The best live act I've ever seen was here at the Lansdowne. It's just such a good venue and culture."

Other attendees mentioned their eagerness to support the weekly event and to get involved in the resurrection of Sydney's nightlife.

Live set: Every Saturday there will be a new list of guest acts performing at the Lansdowne from 10pm to 5am. Picture: Supplied

Live set: Every Saturday there will be a new list of guest acts performing at the Lansdowne from 10pm to 5am. Picture: Supplied

The new weekly party kicks off on Saturday, September 7 with Bill Kardashian (Motorik), Reenie (Green Buzzard), Estée Louder and Mix Mouse performing between 10pm and 5am at The Lansdowne Hotel.

Every Saturday there will be a new Dance Til Dawn Every Saturday Night, until 5am at the Lansdowne.

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