Merivale’s Sunday Sundown features free gigs from PNAU, Remi, Montaigne and more (Sydney)

Hospitality juggernauts Merivale and Summer Bright Lager have officially kicked off their returning Sunday Sundown series, a free live music program which will last across Sydney’s scorching summer with some of the country’s best acts showing out at the group’s best venues. This time around, the shedule has grown to include sixteen free events from now up until 26th February, highlighting the individual talents of thirty-two Australian artists.

This is the second time Sunday Sundown has been curated, making an unsurprising return after it launched earlier this year in January to great success for Merivale and the artists involved. Not only does it provide free gigs to music lovers, but artists are able to mix up their respective styles with stripped back sets and acoustic sessions in intimate, sun-soaked spaces, scoring some of the best perspectives of a summer sunset in Sydney.

Merivale will focus each event across two of their signature waterside venues. The first being Coogee Rooftop which saw a kick off for the series this past weekend with accomplished emcee Tuka and Bad Ezzy. In the coming weeks, this beachside rooftop bar will host performances from the likes of Basenji, a reformed PNAU, the ever-reliable Sampology and smooth operator Remi.

Look on up to the epicness that is The Newport and you’ll find the second hub for Sunday Sundown, this one kicking off with the 80s loving duo Client Liaison on 4th December. Other acts scheduled to take to Merivale’s enormous property including Montaigne, triple j darlings Jack River and Middle Kids, the soulful Ngaiire and purveyors of funky hip hop Skunkhour.

Sunday Sundown will also be running across New Year’s Day at both venues. Coogee Rooftop will see the aforementioned PNAU spinning a DJ set alongside Running Touch, while The Newport start 2017 off right Jarryd James and Cleopold. See the full schedule below.

Sunday Sundown 16/17

Coogee Rooftop

27th November – Tuka + Bad Ezzy
11th December – Basenji (DJ Set) + Swindail
1st January – PNAU (DJ Set) + Running Touch
8th January – Yolanda Be Cool + Generik
22nd January – Nina Las Vegas + Dom Dolla
26th January – Luke Million + Dro Carey
5th February – Sampology + Noah Slee
19th February – Remi + Kuren

The Newport

4th December – Client Liaison + Confidence Man
18th December – Montaigne + Hein Cooper
1st January – Jarryd James + Cleopol
15th January – Middle Kids + Jack River
26th January – The Bamboos + Winston Surfshirt
29th January – Sable + Special Guest
12th February – Ngaiire + All Our Exes Live in the Texas
26th February – Skunkhour + Sons of the East

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Chris Singh

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