Electric Gardens, the backyard bash that morphed into one of London’s biggest electronic music festivals, has announced its 2018 Aussie dates.
Sydney backs up from its sold-out event this year and there'll be a Brisbane and Perth leg but no mention Melbourne – at this stage. The announcement from the organisers states, "... further dates, venues and artists to be announced in coming weeks."
Perth’s Damian Gelle and Sydney’s Anton Marmot backpacked to the UK in search of good times and in 2001 decided to throw a backyard party in Walthamstow, inviting a bunch of their DJ mates to play and charging a small cover. A few years later in 2004, that backyard party evolved into the South West Four festival, which to this day attracts 70,000.
Gelle and Marmot returned to Bondi and launched Electric Gardens – a festival already well on its way to the huge heights of its UK predecessor. “Electric Gardens brings to Australia the underground party vibes we discovered in Ibiza and across Europe,” says director Gelle, “Our festival at Centennial Park attracts a melting pot of not just Australians, but more than 20 nationalities of clued-up Sydneysiders that love their electronic music.”
Electric Gardens 2018 Dates
Jan 19th, Red Hill Auditorium, Perth
Jan 25th, The Marquee, Brisbane
Jan 27th, Centennial Park, Sydney