Valley Fiesta has really outdone itself this year. As well as the great live bands that are playing this Valley Fiesta, there are also some great partner events that are aimed squarely at the dance-floor.
If you can't do the (highly recommended) Sunday afternoon dance party with David August because of the looming Monday, these events on Friday and Saturday night will provide the perfect atmosphere for releasing your dancing demons.
On Friday night Detroit house and techno god Carl Craig returns to Brisbane to play at the Bowler Bar. Legend has it his gig at Bar Soma (now Chilli Wow) last year was truly transcendent. He has been at the top of the scene for over 20 years now for good reason. A master of restraint, build and release, Craig will surely leave you wanting more.
Early in the night on Saturday is the Red Bull Music Academy Rooftop Roller Disco. Already sold? If not, it gets better. First of all, entry and skate hire are completely free.
Secondly, American disco legend KON (King Of Nothing) will be spinning amazing disco records. KON is by no means a household name, but this unsung hero of disco has been described by Soul Clap as "the best disco DJ in the world" and by BBC Radio DJ Gilles Peterson as the "edit king of 2011." He is known to play his own re-works of classic disco tunes that you can't hear anywhere else, so seeing him work his magic at an actual roller disco will be incredible.
Thirdly, Red Bull has increased their presence in the music scene substantially over the last few years with their Music Academy brand, and they're not exactly short of funds so you know they'll throw a party right.
It's a big weekend in the Valley, so if you don't feel like battling the crowds, get down to either of these events and the David August show for something different.
What: Carl Craig
When: Friday 22nd November
Where: The Bowler Bar, Fortitude Valley
Tickets: $22+BF from Auditree
What: Red Bull Music Academy Rooftop Roller Disco
When: 4pm – 10pm Saturday November 23rd
Where: Wilson Carpark, 31 Duncan St, Fortitude Valley
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