astral people,
V Movement + N.A.S Present

A series of outdoor parties in the heart of our city

Sunday 22nd January


Astral People, V Movement, FBi Click and THUMP are proud to present Summer Dance - a series of outdoor parties in the heart of Sydney. In 2017, Astral People will once again be delivering an exceptionally curated Sunday series amongst the leafy and intimate surrounds of the National Art School.

For the third year running the renowned Sydney-based artist management and touring company Astral People have secured a line-up of internationally acclaimed artists alongside championing local talent across a diverse array smooth house, emotionally connective techno and electronica to deliver the perfect soundtrack to a blissful Sunday.

After two successful events this year, ASTRAL PEOPLE present the third and final line-up for SUMMER DANCE 2017 on Sunday, March 26th at The National Art School. The series of outdoor parties at the height of summer has conquered Sydney, offering the perfect Sunday afternoon escape into a global musical movement. Curated by local tastemakers and touring agency Astral People, the final event in this year’s series takes the event to its roots – celebrating and welcoming the sounds of legendary producers spanning house, disco and soul, and championing up-and-coming local artists and DJs

Born in ‘70s Chicago, Deep house maestro Glenn Underground is set to draw influence from the city’s rich musical history, in his debut performance in Sydney. His own sound echoes original Chicago pioneers Larry Heard, Lil’ Louis and Ron Hardy and his work provides a strong reference point for the scene, with seminal releases on Cajual, Prescription Guidance, Peacefrog, Dance Mania, alongside his own imprint – Strictly Jaz Unit. This prolific career has set the standard for sophisticated dance music, earning him the reputation as one of the few DJ's who can walk the line between deep jazz house, disco-influenced house and the kind of classics featured at the legendary parties of late 70's Chicago.

Releasing his debut album to critical acclaim last year on the taste-making label of Four Tet's own Text, Anthony Naples is set to turn heads at SUMMER DANCE with his brand of upfront grooving house and plenty of bold, swinging percussion. Labeled as ‘one to watch’ by the likes of Fact, Fader and Pitchfork, this Florida born artist grew up on Miami bass, only graduating to different realms of electronic music after moving to New York. There he discovered a passion for producing music that has catapulted him from a Brooklyn loft party regular to a producer whose music regularly soundtracks them.

The DJs behind Melbourne’s summer party scene know their way around a dance floor. Pocock, Mark and Max kicked off their club night DAYDREAMS in 2013, a (now) weekly Sunday party which has grown into a world of its own. Not to be upstaged by the talent they host, Pocock and Mark themselves have turned in some of the most memorable sets at Daydreams and countless other events and stages, the likes of Sugar Mountain, Misty Nights and Lost Weekend.

Meaning 'disco ball' in Japanese Mira Boru is sure to create a dance floor in her wake. A fresh-faced Sydney selector she brings a host of rare cuts of afro, disco and funk to heavier house and balearic techno that have each Thursday Sunset on FBI Radio grooving.

Join us for the last Summer Dance of 2017.


The National Art School is a significant Australian visual arts education institution with origins that can be traced back to 1833. Based in the historic walls of the old Darlinghurst Gaol in the heart of Sydney, the site has seen an extraordinary history from a place of abject misery to the home of one of Australia’s most prestigious arts institutes.

The National Art School offers a select number of full time programs; Bachelor of Fine Art, Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) and Master of Fine Art, and for the community, a comprehensive range of part-time and intensive short courses. It has a rich tradition of artistic practice and well-renowned alumni, nurturing generations of artists who contribute significantly to Australian and international culture.

In addition to its education programs, the N.A.S. Gallery presents various engaging and thought provoking exhibitions, events and publications, attracting thousands of visitors each year to experience the vitality of the visual arts. The National Art School’s historic venues, including the Cell Block Theatre and The Chapel, are also available for hire for commercial events, theatrical productions and private and public functions.

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