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O-Weekender Sessions + O-Weekender [After Party]

Westpac & FasterLouder

Saturday, 20 February 2016 from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM (AEDT)

O-Weekender Sessions + O-Weekender [After Party]

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O-Weekender Sessions, proudly supported by Westpac (16+ event) 1:00pm - 5:30pm   more info Ended Free  
O-Weekender [After Party], presented by FasterLouder (18+ ONLY) 6:00pm - 10:00pm   more info Ended Free  

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Face your fears, get killer ideas and dream big at O-Weekender. Held on the weekend before O-Week, it’s your ticket to an unstoppable year at uni. 

With talks from Megan Washington, Natalie Tran, Jamie Green and more – it will be a day packed with inspiration, insight and maybe a little envy (the motivational kind). Throughout the day our young guns and greats will tackle everything from fears, to dealing with fails, eating the right fuels and talking about your ‘feels’. And it doesn’t end there! 

At 6pm FasterLouder’s Official [After Party] kicks off. With Tigerlily headlining and three other big acts to be announced in coming days, you can party your way into O-Week.


Grab your complimentary ticket, fast!  

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Saturday 20th February

Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh 

1pm - 5.30pm: O-Weekender Inspiration Sessions  (16+ event)

6pm - 10pm: O-Weekender FasterLouder [After Party]  (18+ only)




O-WEEKENDER SESSIONS SPEAKERS

Megan Washington

Megan Washington is a two-time ARIA Award winner and multi-platinum album selling artist. Following her acclaimed, anthem-filled debut record I Believe You Liar (2010), and its follow-up – the majestic mini-album Insomnia (2011) – Megan delivered her second full-length album in 2014, titled There There.  The record was co-written with Sia and Adele collaborator, Sam Dixon, and recorded in the UK with Stella Mozgawa (of Warpaint) on drums and Leo Abraham (of Roxy Music) on guitars. 

Megan has previously served as a mentor on The Voice Australia and inspired the world with her honest and personal story via a captivating TEDx Talk in Sydney, Australia, which was also broadcast on the ABC’s Australian Story program.  Washington most recently embarked on the Tangents Tour in August/September 2015  - a national run of 35 capacity, intimate shows throughout every state and territory of Australia.


MC Eddie Perfect

MC Eddie Perfect is one of Australia's most diverse, respected and prolific writer/composer/performers. At the age of 37, he has already made his mark in the fields of comedy, music theatre composition and bookwriting, playwrighting, screenwriting, classical music, jazz and acting for stage and screen. Perhaps best known for his portrayal of Mick Holland on Ten’s Offspring and as the new host of Play School, Eddie has won multiple awards for his work both as a performer and a writer, and has worked with top creatives from Baz Lurhmann and Global Creatures (Strictly Ballroom), Simon Phillips and Neil Armfield (Shane Warne The Musical, Keating! The Musical), Richard Maltby and David Shire, Jason Robert Brown, Andrew Lippa (Adelaide Cabaret Festival) to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO Town Hall Proms), Opera Victoria (The Threepenny Opera), Bartlett Sher and Opera Australia (South Pacific), the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (Symphony Under The Stars), Malthouse Theatre Company (Babes In The Wood, Drink Pepsi Bitch, The Big Con) the Australian National Academy Of Music, Iain Grandage and UK's Brodsky Quartet (Songs From The Middle).

Eddie is also a regular fixture on the Australian Comedy Circuit, most recently hosting the 2014 Melbourne Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala, as well as ABC TV’s Friday Night Crack-Up Live TV special. His solo music comedy shows (Angry Eddie, Drink Pepsi Bitch, Misanthropology) have received Helpmann and Green Room Awards, touring Australia, New Zealand, Edinburgh and London. In 2013, Eddie wrote his first play for Melbourne Theatre Company (The black, satirical comedy "The Beast"), breaking box office records and garnering critical acclaim. 


Tigerlily

Undeniably captivating from the moment she enters the room, Tigerlily’s electrifying stage presence and drive to transcend the traditional expectations of a DJ sees her in a league of her own. A true entertainer taking the world by storm. Tigerlily finds herself among Australia’s elite performers with the public voting her in the top 5 DJs for both 2014 and 2015 (via Inthemix).

A mainstay at Stereosonic Australia and recently taking to the festival circuit in Europe; Tigerlily is no stranger to the world stage. Hand-picked as one of Tiesto’s main support acts for Asia and the USA, Tigerlily has performed at some of the world’s most renowned venues; Hakkasan in Las Vegas, Echostage in Washington D.C., Octagon in Seoul and performed in front of 30,000 people in Malaysia.

Aside from completing a Media & Communications degree at Sydney University and becoming ambassador for RU OK?, Tigerlily has been hard at work crafting her debut EP after signing to Island Records Australia and Casablanca Records for the USA. With two strong singles ‘Paradise’ and ‘Feel The Love’ to end out 2015, the world now has a taste of the big moves this Aussie star is about to make in 2016.

 

Jamie Green

Recognised as 'A Star of 2014' in Virgin Australia’s Velocity Magazine and recently named one of Cleo Magazine’s '30 under 30' for his work on his latest start-up, Jamie Green is a do-er, a game-changer and a thinker. 

A serial entrepreneur, having established four businesses before the age of 24. When personal experiences with social hardship shifted his focus to Social Business, Jamie founded One Night Stand Sleepwear, a social fashion label supporting young people sleeping rough, and is fast becoming an influential player in the social enterprise space. 

As well as being awarded scholarships with The School For Social Entrepreneurs and the Foundation for Young Australians, Jamie was the centre of his own publicity stunt/brand launch that saw him stand in a box for 24 hours straight in an iconic Melbourne laneway. The Make A Stand campaign raised over $27,000 in sleepwear pre-sales for One Night’s Stand’s first full product range, and generated global awareness and international media coverage for the brand - even leading to a public congratulations from Sir. Richard Branson himself!


Natalie Tran

Natalie Tran is an Australian YouTube producer whose channel currently has over half a billion hits and over 1.7 million subscribers. Her videos are short satirical observations about every day life often featuring a combination of multiple sketches and monologue.  A distinctive characteristic of Tran's videos involves her playing multiple characters in sketches. 

Tran has spoken at conferences overseas on topics ranging from online content to Asians In Media. 


Mark Matthews

In the last 10 years Mark has taken himself from a penniless want-to-be surfer, to an international brand name, part time philosopher, story teller, big wave surfing legend and all round good guy.

His story is one of commitment, leadership, hardwork, innovation, struggle and maximizing available talent. He has also learned a lot about sustaining peak performance over an extended period.



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O-WEEKENDER [AFTER PARTY] LINEUP

Tigerlily

Undeniably captivating from the moment she enters the room, Tigerlily’s electrifying stage presence and drive to transcend the traditional expectations of a DJ sees her in a league of her own. A true entertainer taking the world by storm. Tigerlily finds herself among Australia’s elite performers with the public voting her in the top 5 DJs for both 2014 and 2015 (via Inthemix).

A mainstay at Stereosonic Australia and recently taking to the festival circuit in Europe; Tigerlily is no stranger to the world stage. Hand-picked as one of Tiesto’s main support acts for Asia and the USA, Tigerlily has performed at some of the world’s most renowned venues; Hakkasan in Las Vegas, Echostage in Washington D.C., Octagon in Seoul and performed in front of 30,000 people in Malaysia.

Aside from completing a Media & Communications degree at Sydney University and becoming ambassador for RU OK?, Tigerlily has been hard at work crafting her debut EP after signing to Island Records Australia and Casablanca Records for the USA. With two strong singles ‘Paradise’ and ‘Feel The Love’ to end out 2015, the world now has a taste of the big moves this Aussie star is about to make in 2016.



Art of Sleeping

“Boney fingers of expectation and doubt gripped my skin and pulled me under. I stayed there for days holding on to worry that wanted me to drown. Love swam down to meet me there. I told her I was a failure. She said she loved me anyway. I was not alone.”

The heroine of “Shake Shiver” trembles and dances as she changes shape throughout the debut album from Brisbane-based five-piece Art of Sleeping. She’s a lover, a savior, a friend - she twists, turns and quivers - and then she’s a heartbreaker, a puzzle, even a witch doctor in the vivid and mysterious world the band has created for her amidst the tangled sheets, poetic lyrics and soaring instrumentals.

Listeners could be mistaken that the band had locked themselves away with nothing but guitars and some painful memories since their 2013 EP “Like A Thief” to write their first album. But instead the former school friends comprising of Caleb Hodges, drummer Jean-Paul Malengret, keyboard player Jarryd Shuker, guitarist Patrick Silver and bassist Francoise Malengret, experimented, travelled, tried new instruments, honed their craft and live shows before songwriter and singer Caleb sat down at his kitchen table to piece together the story Art of Sleeping had always wanted to tell.

I clamored into the wilderness. I clawed at shadow and elusive thoughts. I tried to trap them in an inky cage. The curves and loops looked up from the paper and screamed at me in a flawed and furious rage. I felt bad because I knew they would never be as beautiful as the thought they were before. Too complex and delicate to be bound by language or imprisoned on a page.

As the title concedes, “Shake Shiver” is an album of juxtapositions, from hushed folk to raw rock n’ roll; there are few corners the arrangements don’t explore. Recorded in the heat of a Queensland summer, the album took shape at Airlock Studios and mixed by Swedish maestro Lasse Marten (Lykke Li, Sarah Blasko, Franz Ferdinand, Peter, Bjorn and John). Looking for an innovative way to capture their expansive sound that entrances audiences so completely at their live shows the band enlisted the help of Big Scary's Tom Iansek and their long-term collaborator Yanto Browning for production. With an array of treated sounds, the album combines varied textures in ways that are ambitious and unusual; even Caleb’s voice is used as an instrument full of intuitive swells and fades, from heartbroken tenor to condemning baritone; but often the complexities are subtle enough to miss on first glance.

He coaxed out finesse from within our clumsy noise. He offered perspective when we were blind and focus from distraction. We sailed for 11 days. The cool water there was calm and beautiful. Shivery reflections and delicate blue layers. Some of us liked it there and wanted to stay.




Indian Summer

Some expressions fall into our everyday vernacular quite easily, while others come and go. In the words of Alicia Silverstone, sporadically. According to the internet, the expression 'Indian Summer' has been used for more than 2 centuries and in short, is a heat-wave that occurs in Autumn. The Indian Summer we are now talking about is way more exciting than a heat-wave in Autumn. Already becoming festival favourites for their genre-hopping sets, this new entry into your vocabulary is also the name of one of the hottest components of the Sweat It Out family.

They write ballads and club jams alike, carving out a uniqueness in their production that sets them apart. Call it beautiful, emotional, chilling, forward thinking club music spattered with experimental tendencies and flexing equal parts beauty, brains and brawn.

File Indian Summer under expressions you will use a lot more from now on.





Nicole Millar

Until now, Nicole Millar has been best known for fronting some of the biggest electronic tracks of the last few years. ‘High’, her colossal partnership with Peking Duk, became 2014’s underground anthem, scoring the ARIA Award for Best Dance Release and second place in triple j’s Hottest 100 poll.

Throw in some forward thinking collaborations with Cosmo’s Midnight (on ‘Phantasm’), Golden Features (‘Tell Me’) and Emoh Instead (‘Out To Dry’) plus live duties with RUFUS and Kite String Tangle and she’s already cemented her status as Australia’s go-to girl with the silky vocals.

After playing with some of the brightest names on the scene, the 22-year-old Sydney singer is now set to burn bright with her debut EP, Tremble, released this month. Needless to say, while she had a ball with the boys, this girl is beyond excited to be stepping out on her own.  “Working with those guys was amazing but writing and performing my own music is such a rush,” she says. “It’s more challenging, but it’s also more personal and rewarding.”

While her collaborative work has conquered clubs around the country, Tremble offers a sweet, seductive cure for the comedown that always follows.  “I think everyone expected me to make bangers,” she reflects, “but I wanted this to be more smooth and sultry and concentrate more on my voice than the beat.”

Inspired by artists like The Weeknd, Major Lazer and MØ, the EP is a deliciously luscious affair, laced with sophisticated beats, slow-burning synths and her sensual, soulful vocals. Tremble is also undeniably sexy. On the aching lead single ‘Wait’, she coos “Anticipating, each move you’re making, I know what you need, inside out”, making her intentions quite clear

‘The Zone’ continues the seduction, all alluring advances and modish beats, while the title track ups the tempo, finding sweet release in its euphoric climax. Lastly, ‘Cover Me’ closes the show, drenched in woozy left field bass vibes.

 “I listen to a lot of R&B and their lyrics are quite full on,” she reflects. “I wanted to take the female angle on that and own it. In a lot of pop songs, the girl is always so sad because the boy’s broken their heart. I wanted to make her far more powerful and assertive.”

Written here and in the US, the EP sees Millar working with an array of sought after writers including Alexander Burnett (Hayden James, George Maple, Flight Facilities), Dennis Dowlut (Deutsch Duke) Kristy Lee Peters (KLP), Louis Schoorl (Daniel Johns, Gotye),  Perth-based producer Loston, and US-based, Israeli-born producer Dan Farber (Dim Mak, Mad Decent).

“I worked with Dan both here and in Hollywood,” she says. “I really like his vibe. He’s really enthusiastic and makes you feel comfortable, because I can get quite shy when I’m recording. His production work is awesome and he really inspired me to reach another level.”

Millar’s music trajectory has already seen so many peaks – winning an ARIA, performing with Peking Duk at Splendour In The Grass and the A-League Grand Final, singing with RUFUS at triple j’s huge One Night Stand, televised around Australia.

But for the girl who started singing when she was 14, this EP offers the headiest high…

“ It’s been inspiring and a long time in the making, so I’m thrilled to get it out there,” 



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FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The Australian Technology Park (ATP) is located about 5km from Sydney's CBD and within 200m of Sydney’s rail network. Whether you’re travelling by car, rail or bus, the simple directions below will assist.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

For information including timetables, about train, bus and tram travel, visit www.131500.com.au

BY BICYCLE

Cycle facilities are located throughout ATP. Bike racks are located in Bay 4, Bay 16, 8 Central Ave and the Biomedical Building.

BY CAR

There is limited street parking in the area, it is advised you find another way to the event. There will be NO parking onsite at Australian Technology Park.

 

What facilities are there at the event / venue?

Bathrooms, security, free Wi-Fi access, and wheelchair access. There is NO food, drink available onsite during O-Weekender Sessions (1:00pm-5:30pm).  Alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages and food will be available to purchase at the [After Party]. Free water will be provided by organisers onsite from 1pm – 10pm.

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

An Eventbrite printed ticket is not required for entry, however it is recommended.  Once your ticket registration is completed on Eventbrite, a PDF printable ticket and digital QR code ticket will be sent to you. We suggest bringing both along to avoid any issues.

 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the events?

O-Weekender Sessions, proudly supported by Westpac (1pm – 5:30pm)

This event is opent to all ages, however we recommend it for people 16 years and over. For full Entry Terms & Conditions click here.

O-Weekender [AFTER PARTY], presented by Faster Louder (6:00pm – 10:00pm)

This event is STRICTLY OVER 18s ONLY. You will be required to show a valid proof of age photo ID to gain entry. Venue security may conduct security and or bag searches to ensure the safety of persons at the Event. For full Entry Terms & Conditions click here.

 

What forms of ID are valid for entry to O-Weekender events?

  • Current valid Australian driver's license (with photo)
  • Current Passport
  • Government Issued Proof of Age Card
  • International Driver’s License (must contain a photograph)

For over-18s, student ID cards do not qualify nor do bills or letters. If you are unable to present any of the accepted forms of photo ID, you will be treated as a minor and removed from the premises.


What should I not bring to the event?

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:

  • Glass of any kind
  • Alcohol - any alcohol found at the Event Site will be confiscated and the offending patron(s) ejected from Event Site for the remainder of the Event
  • Weapons or explosives of any type (including potential missiles)
  • Illegal substances
  • Animals (excluding service dogs such as guide dogs and police or emergency service dogs)
  • Flares, fireworks or sparklers
  • Fires and open flames of any kind
  • Drums, sound systems
  • Portable laser equipment and pens
  • Drones or other remote flying devices
  • Couches and chairs
  • Anything spiked or studded (i.e. Belts, wristbands etc.), including umbrellas
  • Audio or video recording devices (including GoPro and similar)
  • Professional photography equipment (e.g. Telephoto lenses; any lens over 20cm; any detachable lens; stands or other commercial equipment or anything deemed by Event staff to be professional photography equipment)
  • Monopods, tripods or attachment sticks (selfie-sticks)
  • Skateboards, scooters, wagons, carts, rollerblades, bicycles, quad-bikes, bicycles, segways or any personal motorised vehicles
  • Unauthorised solicitation materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, giveaways, samples, etc.
  • Any other item deemed by Event staff (in their discretion) to be dangerous or offensive

 

Will there be security?

Yes. You will be required to show proof of age ID for the O-Weekender [After Party]. On arrival, ID and bags will be checked to ensure no contraband enters the venue. This is a drug-free event and there will a be police presence onsite.

 

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email any questions to oweekender@gmail.com and we will endeavor to respond within 24 hours.

Have questions about O-Weekender Sessions + O-Weekender [After Party]? Contact Westpac & FasterLouder

When & Where


Australian Technology Park
Exhibition Hall
Locomotive Street
Eveleigh, NSW 2015
Australia

Saturday, 20 February 2016 from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM (AEDT)


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Organiser

Westpac & FasterLouder

Westpac:

As Australia's first bank, Westpac has been backing ingenuity, originality and great ideas for nearly 200 years. 

Westpac provide consumer, business and institutional banking services along with wealth management, wealth administration and insurance services, to customers across Australia and New Zealand. Westpac also maintain branches and offices in New York, London and throughout Asia to support our customers both at home and abroad.

 

FasterLouder:

FasterLouder is Australia’s leading music publication. As a trusted voice in the music landscape for over a decade, they feature the work of both up-and-coming talent and accomplished artists. 

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O-Weekender Sessions + O-Weekender [After Party]
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