BARBA AMPLIFIED
Parties , Dance, Immersive & Interactive, Live Art, Music

BARBA AMPLIFIED

Fri 24 Feb - Fri 3 Mar | 8 hours Kinselas
CULT

BARBA AMPLIFIED is an all-inclusive, sex-positive, queer immersive experience founded in techno.

At BARBA you will find people with different backgrounds, ages, gender, and sexuality become one, like an ecosystem of sweat, bass, and freedom. BARBA is constantly creating conversations about mental health, harm reduction, drugs, body positivity, and sex-positivity in our community.

BARBA is a bridge that brings different parts of our community together. Our clientele is basically anyone that will spend a whole night dancing to techno and break free to escape from their routines and mainstream spaces.

BARBA is a world-class event, it has thrown multiple nights in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Berlin, San Francisco, and during the 2019 New York WorldPride weekend.

BARBA started in 2014 as an underground sex-positive queer techno night in Melbourne, a safe place for all queers and a platform for queer artists to show their artistry. BARBA Presents has evolved during all these years, and it has been honored to host different types of events, live music gigs, performance art, and themed parties as part of this mix.

BARBA has showcased international artists such as Tred, Casey Spooner, Takaaki Itoh, Roi Perez, Mark Henning, Moderna, Pissy Pussy, Rify Royalty just to name a few, and the best queer artists in the local scene on a regular basis, including Stereogamous, Benjamin Hancock, Jandruze, Tanzer, Jojo Zaho, The Huxleys, Yummy, The Beastie Girls amongst hundreds of incredible artists in the industry.

Show details

Show details
  • 8 hours
  • Venue 1: Kinselas
  • Venue 2: CULT
Performance notes
  • Content warnings: Haze, Sexual Themes, Some Actual Sex Acts, Some Nudity, Strobe Lighting, Sudden Loud Noises
  • Things to note: BARBA DOES NOT TOLERATE SEXISM, RACISM, AGEISM, HOMOPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA, OR GENERAL HATEFULNESS. WE CELEBRATE AND LIFT EACH OTHER UP, THIS IS A SEX-POSITIVE AND BODY-POSITIVE SPACE.
  • Performance accessibility:
    Friday 24 Feb
  • Performance accessibility:
    Friday 3 Mar
Venue details & accessibility
Kinselas

383 Bourke St Darlinghurst
Telephone: 02 8080 7060

CULT

73-74, 19-35 Bayswater Rd Potts Point

Dates and times

Kinselas

Friday 24 Feb - 8:00pm
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CULT

Friday 03 Mar - 8:00pm
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Reviews

"... A mixture between trashy pop and hardcore industrial techno, which is perfect for BARBA... People are really up for whatever, you can really get experimental and throw the vibe around a million different places. People like to be taken on that ride and crowd is always so supportive.” Star Observer

"The music doesn’t stop. Queer club culture, now forcibly less reliant on bricks-and-mortar venues, has largely shifted to weekly, monthly or quarterly parties. Nights such as BARBA..." assemblepapers.com.au

"Performance art is the cornerstone of a BARBA party. It is the vehicle through which those present can rise above the conventional and transform into something wholly different. The immersive experiences provide spectacle moments where you are taken out of real-life and transported to some other world of queer delight." eagleleather.com.au

Credits
  • Event Producer – Jono
  • Event Producer – Carlos M
  • Stage Manager – Mikey J White
  • Creative Director – Jandruze
  • Music Manager – Grimmer
  • Door Staff Manager – Jay Robinson
  • Tech & Lights – Kiarcher
  • Visual Artist – Glynn Soy
  • Photography – Fester Photo
  • Production – James Mewett
  • Production – Abdurahman Katamish
  • Art Installations – Aaron Luke Slimeson
  • Performer / DJ – Marsh Long
  • Performer / DJ – The Beastie Girls
  • Performer / DJ – Simple
  • Performer / DJ – Red Rey
  • Artist / DJ – Harry J Dee
  • Performer – Canoe
  • Performer – Benjamin Hancock
  • Performer – Prozac
Presented by
  • BARBA Presents