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REDinc’s new Performing Arts Centre is go!

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Nudge Nudge Wink Wink is more than a party; it’s a FUNdraiser, providing essential connection, charitable support, and a warming of spirit for all who attend.

Get your party pants on as Nudge Nudge Wink Wink marches in with a bang this Saturday. Arrive early and leave late! Two incredible guest DJs join the Cunning Stunts residents in the Shed. Internationally-lauded DJ Phil Perry and locally-based DJ LustR return to the Shed, joining beloved Cunning Stunts resident DJs Lord Sut and Dale Stephen at March’s Nudge Nudge Wink Wink: The Ultimate Party with a Conscience!

Cunning Stunts are honoured to welcome back an originator of the UK house scene, DJ Phil Perry. Phil has DJ’d and promoted his own clubs since 1988, was Leftfield’s first UK tour DJ, and is the creator of the infamous London Sunday session Full Circle. Phil’s unique blend of tribal house music, infused with his own twists incorporating retro-soul, jazz, street-funk, and other genres, combined with his eclectic style and impeccable talent, have garnered global acclaim. Come and experience a true master.

Opening the day, we welcome back locally-based DJ LustR playing an eclectic array of earthy bass lines, ranging from organic deep tribal to progressive house, melodic techno, and psychedelic soundscapes. LustR holds an alluring yet grounding presence behind the decks and has created a set guaranteed to call you onto the dance floor. Arrive early to not regret missing a moment of her sunset set!

Cunning Stunts resident DJs Lord Sut and Dale Stephen keep the beats rising and your senses alight with shed-a-licious selections guaranteed to satiate your night! With basslines and treble, they mix and master balearic, disco, and house with some of their own edits and productions, moving your soul to soar and your body to motivate.

Nudge Nudge Wink Wink is more than a party; it’s a FUNdraiser, providing essential connection, charitable support, and a warming of spirit for all who attend. Once you’ve given it a nudge, you’ll have to return. Wink Wink!

Nudge Nudge Wink Wink, Saturday, from 4pm. Ticketed 18+ event at The Billinudgel Hotel. Tickets from cunningstunts.com.au.


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