I’m excited about tomorrow and its VERY full dance-card when it comes to alternative fashion and music.
Yes, it’s the Under the Blue Moon Festival of things dark, alternative, freakish and weird. Sydney people – start off your halloween celebrations with a trip to Enmore tomorrow, and you will not only be entertained, but get some retail therapy as well.
Based in the very epicentre of Sydney gothicness – Newtown/Enmore - the Under The Blue Moon Markets kick off at 10am so you can grab all sorts of cool threads and goodies with your little black claws! Newtown plaza will be packed full with stalls of creative people showing us the best of their produce.
Some of the talented people and labels include:
50ft Queenie – undergarments for the Underworld, with a burlesque vibe
Beserk Clothing – super cool range of clothing for rock, goth, glam& rollerderby type girls & guys
Debstar Designs – gothic, rockabilly, gothabilly and roller derby jewellery
Duskmoth Designs - clothing for industrial or elegant darklings
Furr Hair - Manic Panic hair colour, makeup, and accessories, as well as Synthetic hair falls, Dread falls, wigs and clip in fringes
Gallery Serpentine – amaaazing corsets and very high quality gothic clothing
Holy Kitch & Curios – Day of the Dead, Frida Kahlo and other mexican and spooky accessories
Le Lash - Street, Alternative, Punk, Fetish, Cyber and costume wear
Le Cabinet des Curiosities - Gothic, Pagan & Occult jewellery, homewares, entomology, natural curiosities, gloves, accessories & weird stuff!
Primordial Design – original, unique jewellery in silver and gemstones
Tentacle Threads – clothing for circus freaks (I’ve written about Tentacle Threads recently here)
The Wild One – fab PVC designs for guys & gals, accessories and amazing military caps
Crypt Trash & Vanity Vamp – way out burleque and spooky accessories & pasties
Zentity designs – Alternative styled clothing for boiz & girlz specialising in street fun, club wear, romantic and corporate goth looks
The famous UTBM show bags will be available once again, full of surprises, prizes & the best discount vouchers to all the stores & stalls in the Alternative Arts, Retail Fashion District of Enmore Rd & Newtown! Yes, it’s very likely you’ll score a Fiend magazine (I really have to catch up with the last few issues myself so here’s hoping :) Each bag also contains a ticket to the Coffin Raffle, drawn later that night at the UTBM festival night at the Factory Theatre.
For those interested in the darker side of life, the paranormal, the seedy stories from Sydney’s past, you’ll want to head over to Simplicity Funerals to hear Lectures in the Funeral Parlour. Want to learn of medical moulages in the 19th century, the Secret History of the Pentagram, stories from the real underbelly of Sydney, delve into the paranormal of Enmore road and meet the ghost in the basement of The Duke Hotel? Or learn more about vampires and what happens behind the magicians curtain? You know where to go.
Then there’s just time to head somewhere for a bite to eat and a few bevvies, before changing into your dark glamour gear and heading out for a night of bands, DJ’s and general running amok! Here is the action-packed line-up of the Under the Blue Moon musical festival:
8:15 – 8:50pm Lunar Module
8:35 – 9:10pm Juke Box Zombies
9:00 – 10:00pm DJ DAISEN
8:50 – 9:00pm Desert Moon Dancers
9:05 – 9:15pm Rocky Horror
9:30 – 10:10pm Murder Of Crow
9:15 – 9:55pm The Horrorwood Mannequins
10:00 – 10:05pm Strong Man
10:00 – 11:00pm DJ VOODOO
10:40 – 11:15pm Shiv-r
10:05 – 10:40pm Hell Fire Documentary
10.30 – 11:10pm Psych Carni
11:20 – 11:25pm Fancy Piece & Coffin Raffle Drawn
11:00 – 12:00am DJ REQIEM
11:35 – 12:25am Mz Ann Thopik
11.30 – 12:10am Pom Pom
12:00 – 1:00am DJ METAVIRUS
12:30 – 1:30am The Holy Soul
12:45 – 1:45am DJ [VLRK] from GRENDEL
1:00 – 2:00am DJ VAEIN
There are some amaaazing artists and DJ’s in the line-up – get your tickets here. I’ve already got mine!
So if you’re in Sydney, please join me for a full day’s festivities and night-time activities for a Halloween 2010 to remember!!