Enter Darlo Sessions. Forget those pub crawls and sticky floors, this is a lush new way to experience the best of Australia’s live music scene.
For 3 weekends over Feb-March we’re centring FBi’s rising stars and triple j darlings on our stage, with shows tailor-made for the Darlo. After a challenging year, these artists spent their time in lockdown creating electric new work. It’s time for them to take up space. This is a program of intimate hour-long gigs decked out with 5 star production values.
Our iconic Eternity Playhouse stage will transform into a music-lovers utopia when you’re nestled with a beverage, no elbow shoving or spills in sight. Sit back, kick it back, and enjoy them soulful melodies and catchy tracks. You can’t get this on Netflix.
In late 2019 Sydney-based singer-songwriter Huck Hastings burst back onto the local music scene with a new single (and sound). After a period spent writing, ‘Hey Babe?’ and its accompanying music video marked the beginning of a new and invigorating direction for this exciting young songwriter. Upon its release ‘Hey Babe?’ was promptly added to rotation on FBi Radio and earned him a slot as their Independent Artist of the Week .
The beginning of 2020 saw the release of singles ‘Soft - An Epilogue’ and ‘Anthem For The End of The World’. The latter, which tapped into the universal unrest that followed the Australian bushfires and beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, amassed over 100k listens across streaming platforms, was played on Triple J, and was added to rotation on FBi and Edge radio.
After a string of packed-out shows with his band (and with Sydney on the verge of lockdown), Hastings turned his attention inwards, finishing his debut album as well as a collaborative EP, co-written and recorded in his bedroom with Sydney-based guitarist Sachin Burns under the band name Hacky Sack. He followed this up with the release of his fourth and final single of 2020 ‘It’s Alright/It’s Cool (Commitment Issues)’ , which received high praise from NME, countless online write ups, and an artist spotlight in Frankie Magazine.
He was also featured in FBi’s most 100 played artists of 2020 . Once lockdown measures eased, Hastings returned to the stage for a series of stripped-back shows in support of Andy Bull, The Buoys and Jack Colwell as well as multiple Great Southern Nights showcases.
His debut album ‘Cheers To Progress’ is a profound and witty exploration of codependency, freedom, and the art of letting go. It features singles ‘Soft - An Epilogue’, ‘Anthem For The End of The World’ and ‘It’s Alright/It’s Cool (Commitment Issues)’.
Darlinghurst Theatre Company is operating under guidelines from NSW Health in response to COVID 19 and our measures to ensure patron, staff and artist safety include;
> Reduced audience capacities
> Patrons’ seats separated from other groups at 1 empty seats either side
> Increased distance between performers and the audience
> Additional cleaning of theatres and disinfecting of foyer before, during and after performances
> Hand sanitising stations throughout our venue.
> Allocated theatre seating and collection of patron contact details
> Assisting patrons to maintain appropriate physical distancing.
> Providing contactless options of purchasing of food & beverages
Darlinghurst Theatre Company holds a NSW Health exemption and is operating at 75% capacity. Masks are mandatory in our theatre auditorium. Masks are mandatory in our cabaret lounge except when patrons are eating or drinking.
If you are experiencing any flu like symptoms or have been in a COVID hotspot in the last 14 days please do not attend. Contact email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Darlinghurst Theatre Company is working to keep everyone safe. Patrons visiting our theatre need to be prepared to adhere to our safety practices. If patrons are unwell, they need to stay at home and can contact our company about ticket exchange options.
Please read our COVID-19 Safety Plan here.