Sunday February 19th 2023
Bourke Street Courtyard
Novel and Now & Again join forces to welcome the return of smalltown. Melbourne/Naarm’s premier event. A space to celebrate the scope and influence of global dance music, held in an arena of epic proportions. smalltown is a place to lose yourself. Lean into the grandeur of it all. Next up, we return to familiar territory at Bourke Street Courtyard.
Sven Vath: A legend in his own lifetime with a commitment and passion that has influenced the advance and evolution of electronic music. Sven Vath extraordinary residency at one of the best clubs in the world Cocoon Ibiza, now represents 20 years of parties that have set new standards in production, and have never compromised on what matters. The music. As an artist, Sven Väth represents the core of dance music. With vinyl flailing, he picks up a crowd and takes them with him. From sold out festival stages at ADE, Awakenings, Tomorrowland, Coachella, Timewarp + more, the magic of Sven lies in his ability to always make you feel invited, and connected to the music. The most charismatic DJ of his generation is more vital and relevant than ever.
Adana Twins: Since their big break in 2012 the Adana Twins have established a sterling reputation, refining their sound constantly, pushing the boundaries of their musical ambition. Driven by the transmission of emotion through music, the German duo have travelled the globe countless times, earning industry praise from Radio 1 legend Pete Tong, Solomun, Tale Of Us, Joseph Capriati, and many more. Over the last few years the Adana Twins have found that their penchant for deep, dark, emotionally-charged music has moved from house-inspired productions, into a more nuanced techno-influenced vibe. With their energy channeled into building up their label TAU, their special brand of spine tingling techno shows they have no signs of slowing down.
PARIS: Attaining global audiences with millions of streams across releases on Stil Vor Talent (DE), This Never Happened (USA) and Of Leisure (AU), PARIS is one of the country’s most prolific electronic artists. Having toured Europe, UK, India, USA and Mexico numerous times, closer to home she is on Triple J and Spotify’s feature artist high-rotation, and has clocked sets at the countries most in demand stages. Garnering industry support from Maceo Plex and Lane 8 to Joseph Capriati and Oliver Koletzki, PARIS has remixed works for RÜFÜS DU SOL, Cassian and Nils Hoffmann. Earning a renowned reputation within the global world of melodic techno, the end of 2022 brings big things for PARIS.
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work upon, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging.
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