The first battle for Sydney nightlife has been won

30 / October / 2020 by Jordan Rahlia From lockouts through to lockdowns, Sydney’s nightlife industry has been through the wringer these past six years. Jordan Rahlia charts how nightlife advocacy has played a crucial role over this time in transforming state government attitudes and actions towards nightlife, highlighting why – pandemic notwithstanding – 2020 has […]

No screenshots on the dance floor: Inside “the realest party on the internet”

28 / September / 2020 by Frank Sonder Frank Sonder, international keynote speaker on the transformation of society and the economy through tech, dives inside the self-proclaimed “realest party on the internet” by the Co-Reality Collective, to see what kind of experience the format can provide, and if it has a future. Here is his […]

Outreach is everything: Why communication and mediation will be key to nightlife’s recovery

07 / August / 2020 by Jordan Rahlia “Outreach is more important than ever” A discussion of one of the key themes of the recently released Global Nighttime Recovery Plan, featuring comment from NYC night mayor Ariel Palitz, Orlando Nighttime Economy Manager Dominique Greco and Vilnius Night Alliance’s Mark Adam Harold. Of all the human truths […]

Covid-19’s Metamorphoses: The future of the social economy

11 / June / 2020 by Philip Kolvin QC and Alicia Scholer (Originally published 12 / May / 2020)Abridged by Jordan Rahlia In an article first published in May, Philip Kolvin QC and Alicia Scholer presented a detailed and alarmingly grave analysis of the precarious position global nightlife industries find themselves in, what circumstances created […]

Sustainability as survival: Queer Nightlife in the time of COVID-19, Part 3

04 / June / 2020 by Mimi Tempestt & Will J  For queer people in nightlife, coming together means way more than bodies in a room, whether we can spread them six feet apart or not. Our culture is where we conduct business, connect with our chosen families, utilize our energies and create community. Historically, queer nightlife has […]

Moving with resilience: Queer Nightlife in the time of COVID-19, Part 2

29 / May / 2020 – Joaquin Gutierrez & Mimi Tempestt For queer people in nightlife, coming together means way more than bodies in a room, whether we can spread them six feet apart or not. Our culture is where we conduct business, connect with our chosen families, utilize our energies and create community. Historically, […]

Preserving our Unity: Queer Nightlife in the time of COVID-19, Part 1

22 / May / 2020 by Mimi Tempestt & Will J  “I miss dancers so much, to be quite honest. I miss seeing people let loose and be free, even if it’s just [until] last call.” —Your Muther, DJ, co-founder/producer and promoter of Homoccult, Lez Croix and the late San Francisco-based party Queerly Beloved  It already seems […]

Why nightlife should be a state priority in post-COVID19 Europe and beyond

15 / May / 2020 by Jordi Nofre, Iñigo Sánchez-Fuarros & Cristiana Vale Pires This text was originally published in Portuguese for the online version of Público, a Portuguese daily national newspaper based in Lisbon, Portugal. As a consequence of the COVID19 pandemic and the unprecedented lockdown imposed by many national governments in both the global North and South, […]

Changes in the landscape: Predicting the event industry in a Post-Corona era

Marcel Pantera, stalwart of the Dutch festival landscape and owner of entertainment industry concept and strategy agency, Treat, uses his substantial experience in event execution and attendee behaviour to speculate on how the events landscape will change when the world is once again able to gather, create and celebrate en masse.

“Plan Bs don’t apply” – First responses from the global nightlife industry’s frontline of defence

24 / March / 2020 by Jordan Rahlia New York City Night Mayor Ariel Palitz, Berlin Clubcommission’s Lutz Leichsenring and Sydney’s Electronic Music Conference Director Jane Slingo reflect on the past week, and share their initial response tactics to the coronavirus fallout. “It is quite amazing to see everyone having the same conversation,” says Ariel […]