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Crowd Rips In At Epic Young Henrys Event Featuring DMA’s, Ruby Fields and More

Booze, tunes and tattoos, what could be better?

The sun was out, the salt was in the air, and the beer was flowing, bringing the perfect vibes for Rip In Weekender, a three-day mini-festival helmed by Young Henrys and hosted at Manly’s iconic Hotel Steyne.

The packed event drew the interest of locals, surfers, and skaters alike as it showcased a weekend of skating, tattooing, and partying, topped with a killer DJ lineup spearheaded by beloved names DMA’s, DZ Deathrays, Ruby Fields, Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, Crocodylus, The Regime and SCABZ.

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It wasn’t just the music that drew a crowd to the legendary event, which saw longtime collaborators Volcom Stone transform one level of the pub into a halfpipe, where skaters including Australian Skater of the Year Rob Pace took to the halfpipe to put their skills on display.

Patrons were even able to get inked or get their nails done with Thanks Tattoos, Whistler Street Tattoo and Volcom’s resident nail artist at their pop-up stalls.

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Starting off the weekend on a high was the relentless punk force of SCABZ, with the Newtown posse warming up the turntables while bringing their trademark flair as guests hit the dancefloor to kick off the evening.

Sydneysiders Crocodylus, who have been bringing their distinct brand of crocodile rock to fans through a slew of singles such as “Can’t Understand” and“You” followed suit as they left the crowd wanting more of their ground-shaking tracks that had punters going wild.

Headlining Friday’s event were Sydney locals turned global superstars DMA’s, whose popularity saw the event hit capacity by the time their set kicked off a two-hour set while partiers let loose as they carved up the dancefloor to DMA’s supercharged tunes.

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As word spread of the mini-festival, the party went on to see Saturday bringing back the feel-good vibes as funk collective The Regime kicked off the bill with their vinyl DJ set-up. Stepping up to the plate next was Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, who dominated the Manly pub with their infectious energy.

As Saturday afternoon’s brief shower disappeared and skaters once again took to the half-pipe, DZ Deathrays provided the perfect shredding soundtrack with their covers of Slayer, the Ramones and more.

Topping off the evening was a performance by Sydney local Ruby Fields, who brought her sunburnt indie-punk aura to the Steyne as she hit the decks for an epic DJ set that had the venue pumping.

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As punters ripped in for a third and final day, the vibes took a chill turn as surfers who hit up the event were also treated to the premiere of a new Noa Deane film, Noz Vid, as well as the opportunity to sit in on a live podcast stream from Ain’t That Swell alongside hosts Jed Smith and Vaughan Blakey.

While there were many undoubtedly nursing a sore head come Monday, Young Henrys epic Rip In Weekender certainly remained true to the brand’s reputation for holding a party to remember.