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Sydney Solstice: Ruby Fields, Pist Idiots headline Space 44’s gig

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Matt Vieses*

In the lead up to the longest night of the year, Sydney is calling on the finest names in art, entertainment, music, drinking and dining for a 12-day festival, Sydney Solstice. 

From June 8 to June 20, the city will be lit up over four zones surrounding the CBD, Darling Harbour, Oxford Street and Newtown with over 80 events and performances.

Space 44, the beating heart of Cronulla’s underground art and music scene, is set to celebrate the Sydney Solstice with a curated live performance featuring some of the most beloved names on their roster. Ruby Fields, Pist Idiots, Adam Newling will headline The Star Sydney on Saturday, June 19th.

Ruby Fields is undoubtedly one of the most cherished acts in the Australian music scene. Since the release of her debut single ‘I Want’ at just seventeen, she’s dominated Australia’s consciousness. In the years since, she’s soundtracked adolescence in all its messy glory with a slew of cracking releases, her debut Your Dad’s Opinion For Dinner in 2018, and Permanent Hermit – with the song Dinosaurs” making it to the top ten of triple j’s Hottest 100 for that year.

Joining the fold are the Pist Idiots, with their irresistible pub rock wiles. The band released their debut album, Ticker, in 2019 and have been riding a high since. Their latest single, ‘Juliette’, is a testament to their versatility as a band — a kernel of romance amongst all the sweaty, call-to-arms singalongs.

Folk-rock troubadour Adam Newling, will be bringing his charming musings on decaying love, sobriety and other lived experiences. Alongside sydney three-piece Australiana act Brown Snake.

A percentage of proceeds from each ticket sale will be donated to Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Womens Legal Centre.

Tickets for the show will set you back $40.80, and are on sale now.

Check out ‘Pretty Grim’ by Ruby Fields

Sydney Solstice + Space 44
Saturday, June 19th – 7pm
The Star Event Centre

Ruby Fields
Pist Idiots
Adam Newling
Brown Snake