Northern Soul is the original underground dance music scene. Sparked into life in clubs in northern England in the late 1960s, it now enjoys a global following, with everyone from Pharrell to Gucci using Northern Soul as the inspiration for their work.

Northern Soul’s legacy is undisputed, and its values remain unchanged – it’s simply about having a good time dancing the night away to records made by lesser known American Soul artists whose records are now coveted for their rarity.

Northern Soul has a significant and loyal following in Australia and Sydney, and the Sydney Soul Weekender will continue to showcase and celebrate Northern Soul’s legacy. In only 10 years the Sydney Soul Weekender has grown into a nationally and globally recognised event, attracting the best rare soul DJs from all over Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

This year we’re taking over 3 fantastic venues, all close to Sydney CBD.


Off Broadway Hotel
Bay Street, Chippendale
7pm – 2am

On Friday 25 August, we’re taking over the Off Broadway Hotel in Chippendale from 7pm – late, which will experience its first ever Northern Soul night. The hotel has a fantastic wooden dance floor and crisp sound system.


Manning Bar Sydney University
(2 rooms)

On Saturday 26 August we’re back at Manning Bar at Sydney University from 7pm-3am, which has already been the home of two Northern Soul Weekenders, where we’ll again transform it into a traditional Northern Soul club, with two huge rooms of soul music all night long – the main room offering strictly 60’s soul rarities, and more modern and funky soul grooves will be the order of the night in the second room.


Soda Factory
Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills

If you still want more, we’ll be following all this up on Sunday 27 August with a massive Northern Soul alldayer from 2pm – 11pm at the Soda Factory in Surry Hills.

Australia’s top Northern Soul DJs will be flying in from all over the country to play their Rare Soul gems for you all weekend, all of course played exclusively from original vinyl 45s. Recent history shows that the Sydney Soul Weekender is in the premier league of soul weekenders Australia has to offer, and 2017’s event is shaping up to be the best yet!

Don’t hang around, tickets for the Sydney Soul Weekender are guaranteed to sell fast. Weekend passes (giving entry to all 3 events), and single night Saturday tickets are available from and through

We can’t wait to see you on the dance floor and share the Northern Soul spirit with you.

Sydney Soul Weekender



Weekend pass: $25.00 (+BF)
Single night Saturday ticket: $15.00 (+BF)
Single night Friday: tickets will be released if weekend passes are not sold out.