It always seems to be the case that long weekends come up sooner than you can make plans for them – and if you’ve missed the memo, this weekend is of the three-day variety.
Not one’s to put three days off to waste, we’ve picked a few events happening around town to make the most of it. No need to worry about the Monday hangovers!
The Inn Hotel is back with another car park party, boasting special guest and triple j radio presenter Linda Marigliano to get the party going. With a huge list of DJs, a bigger dance floor then ever before and its doors opening from 3pm, The Inn Hotel will be pumping until late.
This Labour Day Eve, the extremely popular RnB club 2 Chambers are layin’ down some sweet Nelly tracks for you all night long. Celebrating the great man’s hits and backtracks, as well as all your faves from the noughties, head on down from 8pm to hit the floor and spend your long weekend partying the right way!
The theme is ‘Snapbacks and Bandaids’, and they don’t close until 3am, so plenty of time to grab the Kelly Rowland in your life and get down to 2 Chambers this Sunday 12th March.
The home of jazz, blues and killer Southern American inspired food, Pistol Pete’s can easily become your home this long weekend. Set for three days of great music, you can catch Stringybark McDowell on Friday night, Benny James and the Blue Flames on Saturday night and White Lightning on Sunday night.
What’s a long weekend without a Lambys sesh? With early door entry, and extended trading hours, both levels will be open and there will be live music aplenty with the likes of Snack Attack, and DJs Jo Jo and Jubtek delivering the tracks.
If you like things a little bit tropical and in a novelty glass, head down to The Workers Club for some killer cocktails from 12pm-late. Just so you know, you can enjoy Tiki Sundays every Sunday (for the time being) so be sure to get down long weekend or not.
Backing it up with a Saturday and Sunday event, there’s no real reason to ever leave this popular club – except, you know, making space for the cleaners and lunchtime diners. Psalms (Ministry of Sound) will be heading to the club on the Saturday night and Sunday’s celebrations feature CC:DISCO! and free watermelon (no, seriously). Get around it.
Mainstays in the Geelong club scene, Homehouse will be celebrating the long weekend they know how – with late nights and a serious line up. Celebrating the Long Weekend, the club will see the likes of Johnny Canik, Holmes John, Sunshine, DJ Shook and more across the Saturday and Sunday nights.
The Barwon Club is at it again with their infamous 5 buck Sundays, however this week is a lil’ different. The Barn will be hosting a party to celebrate the long weekend, with hip hop and RnB tunes from your fave DJs PCPS and Pinky, and a cover band in the Front Bar. With drink specials from 5-7pm and free entry before 7pm, why the hell not?
Let’s not forget Athenas Wake play their last ever show on the Saturday night (March 11) and Bones and Jones take to the stage on Friday night (March 10), each have support acts.
The 47th Ballarat Antique Fair will once again be held on the Labour Day long weekend, from Saturday 11-Monday 13 March 2017. So if you’re not into late nights and foreign substances, it’s worth picking up something a bit special at this annual event.
Brought to you by Bellarine City Limits, the Mental as Anything event on Sunday (March 12) will be supported by The Chantoozies. With plenty of food vendors, live music and cold drinks from Bellarine Estate or Two Wives Brewery, you are also welcome to bring your own picnic hamper, rug and chair and also your kids for free!
With their first musical outputs in over a year, Crooked Colours made a come back recently with the track ‘Flow’ from their upcoming album. As part of the new sound, they’ll be testing the waters on their upcoming tour, which includes a free show (thanks to Corona) at Lorne Hotel on March 12 (kicking off at 12pm). Tickets are free but registration is required, which you can do here. Otherwise check out the Facebook event page for more info.
Main image from Lamby’s, Facebook image from UNO, all images sourced via venue’s socials.