Bacardi’s Party Talk series shines spotlight on Melbourne nightlife in third and final series instalment

Throwback to the beginning of December, where a stellar line up of musicians, DJs and notorious club night curators pooled their powers and together with Bacardi, brought a free party to remember through to Melbourne. The ‘House of Bacardi’ east coast series wrapped up in Victoria following successful events in Sydney and Brisbane – all parties amassing 3000 in attendance overall.

The idea behind the House of Bacardi – aside from giving party goers an excuse to let loose for free – is nestled within what’s become a dark time for Australian nightlife culture, especially on the east coast. We’ve all seen how Sydney has been affected by their government’s exercise of crippling lockout laws and while the rest of the country’s club, live music and party scenes remain more accessible than that of our New South Wales cousin’s, the negative connotations associated with a, til’ now, thriving after-dark culture elsewhere around Australia are creeping up in strength.

But, as the recent House of Bacardi events have confidently and successfully proved, we’re not going to be soured in the face of the negative. Melbourne definitely showed this, turning up under the curation of VICE, Pelvis, CRXY SXXY CXXL and Daydreams. Tornado Wallace, Donny Benet and more featured at the Francis Street event, while the cameras were also there to capture the energy and action.

As part of Bacardi’s three-part video series Party Talk, the spotlight is thrown on the Melbourne event and the city itself as some of Melbourne’s well-known and loved party starters chat venues, the threats to the city’s nightlife and the importance of free parties such as these. Hear from Jade and Mimi from CRXXY SXXY CXXL, Ryan from Pelvis and Luke from Daydreams, not to mention some of the punters who are out an amongst all week in, week out.

Check out the Melbourne edition of Party Talk below to find out about the ties Melbourne’s scene is starting to have with London’s, Footscray as the up and coming place to be and the importance of that ‘last song’.

To check out Parts One and Two of the Party Talk series in Sydney and Brisbane respectively, head to the Bacardi Rum Australia YouTube channel.

Photo by Alan Weedon.


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