As dusk set in, the Zoo cuts loose and all creatures weird and wonderful come out to play... each Cabaret night stretches into itself with smooth feel good sounds to get your shimmy warmed up before the sensory onslaught that is Sideshow Sonic! This rude and hilarious degustation of carnival splendor runs 8:30 - 11:30pm, before two outageous bands cherry picked to blow your gourd show you what festival life is all about...
Saturday late night gets even more raucous with an ANIMAL ONESIE Party!
Formed late 2000/early 2001, The Casino Rumblers serve up a cocktail of Punk, Psychobilly, Swing, Ska and good ol' Rock and Roll.
Sydney's arbiters of organic live electronica present a finely crafted blend of electronic groove and acoustic technique that swings from ambient and avant-garde soundscapes to stomping dance floor anthems. They draw from electronic music styles such as house, drum'n'bass, breaks and dub, and have been likened to artists such as The Necks, Medeski Martin and Wood, Matthew Herbert and Battles. Noice!
Planet Jumper is the production duo Steve Ford and Drew Schapper. Collaborating with like minded producers and musicians their frenetic, funk fuelled, four on the floor, hyper - percussive, live remix sets bedazzle!
Hailing from a variety of nationalities and influences, Travelaz is an eclectic 7 piece act delivering mind-blowing versions of emblematic trip hop tracks, with dub and latin influences and a reggae tip.
Derkajam are one dynamic duo, an accomplished roots/rock/acoustic act based in Newtown Sydney who captivate audiences with powerful and soaring lyrics, pumping percussion and tight harmonies. Mark on percussion is a freak of rythm and syncopation while Jade on the guitar wows audiences with subtle and surprising dexterity.
Sixteen-armed nocturnal grrr-oove beast ‘Alotta Presha’ is Wollongong’s very own reggae/dub juggernaut. With the formulaic combo of soaring poetic based lyricism floating atop deep bass and ground-shaking rhythms, Alotta Presha is renowned for its sweaty dance pits and big time party starting.
Highly theatrical, raucously fun and quite unpredictable, The Sounds of Mr Bamboo could be described as gypsy swing meets Tom Waits meets Frank Zappa meets Ween blended into an awe inspiring dacquiri to form this amusing skank/jazz/pop trio that is sweet, fulfilling , but drunk and eventually sour. Made up of Violin, Double Bass and loops, Guitar and sounds, and vocals, Mr bamboo produce a humorous sound that combines acoustic instruments with Lo Fi electronics.
Dripping with Honey
Presenting trippy belly @ The Animal Onesies party Saturday late in the Tantric Turtle Cabaret...
Honey is one of Sydney's unique belly dancer's and is known for her own style of belly fusion, which she calls 'Exotic Belly Dance'.
Exotic Belly is a fusion of....Belly dance, Tribal Belly dance, Exotic/Burlesque, Hawaiian/Polynesian Hula, Dancehall & anything she has picked up and learned along the years of her dancing career. Honey's an extraordinary talent, and sexy as all get out to boot! Don't miss her show!
"The best street show I have seen."