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.


Quarrymans Hotel
214-216 Harris St, Pyrmont
6pm – 12am

On Friday 24 August, we’re taking over the Quarrymans Hotel in Pyrmont from 6pm – late, which will experience its first ever Northern Soul night. The hotel has a fantastic wooden dance floor and crisp sound system


The Marrickville Bowling Club

On Saturday 25 August we’re back to where it all began for Sydney Soul Weekenders from 7pm-2am. The Marrickville Bowlo was the site of the original Sydney Soul Weekenders and this year we are happy to bring it back with a cracking sound system and wooden dance floor.


Soda Factory
Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills

If you still want more, we’ll be following all this up on Sunday 26 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 2018’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 are sold out but 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) - SOLD OUT!

Single night Saturday ticket: $15.00 (+BF)