INTRODUCING HEAPS GAY: FEMMEBOT
By Sam Eacott
Ok, we’ve let you cool down following the Heaps Gay Qweens Ball for Vivid Sydney. Vanessa Amorosi blew the house down and now we’re left picking up the pieces. Luckily we’ve got one last winter romp for you and it’s in a very different setting, heading back to the home of all things queer and creative we will be taking over the The Red Rattler on August 10th for FEMMEBOT – an ultra decadent and sensory warehouse event putting the focus on all things queer, decadent and femme technological.
Curating a melting pot of queer family and artists for this party who will reflect on the changes to queer spaces with gentrification. Creative landscapes disappear amongst the high rise while queers, qweens and community have to conform in this future world to exist, been seen and feel safe. Check out some highlights below.
Temgazi (Nokuphiwa Ntshangase) a.k.a Temy, is a singer and songwriter from Sydney Australia. Born in Swaziland, Southern Africa, Temy is of Swazi / South African heritage, her Mother being Swazi / Xhosa background and her father Zulu. Growing up around music on both sides of her family, Temy was introduced to the entertainment industry very early on in life. Her Grandfather (Joseph Shabalala) was the leader and founder of the Grammy award winning ‘Lady Smith Black Mambazo’. Following in these footsteps, Temgazi would spend her early days ‘making up random catchy hooks instead of playing with other kids’. Her cousins would tease the songs but sing along anyway, and still remember some of the songs until this day!
Recently announced on the lineup for BIGSOUND 2019, this talented performer is set for big things. Her recent single “Talk That Talk” is a 🔥🔥🔥banger that will stick so deep in your mind you’ll think it was always there.
Morgana Osaki is a Japanese borne Australian artist who has been playing the harp for over eleven years and singing for around five. Despite playing the harp she only uses elements of the classical genre to produce what could be described as an interesting amalgamation of chill art-pop and alternative sounds. Morgana Osaki’s music is deeply femme with fierce undertones. Give one of her performances below a peep before she enchants you on August 10th.
LEXI FORTUNE X MILLIE SYKES
Literal IRL Sydney icons Lexi Fortune and Millie Sykes will be creating an immersive space plus bringing you party moods all night. Get ready to feel the neon heat with two legends. 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽
Daisy Knight is one of the super talented crew that is Dweeb City, the ultra neon noise colour group who make great tunes and appear all about the Inner West. Check out their insta here for more moods.
Stev Zar is flying all the way up from Melbs just for our FEMMEBOT party and we’re absolutely stoked. Along with running Melbourne’s most epic queer party Umami they also DJ regularly with parties like Leak Your Own Nudes. Their music is a mix of afro beat, ballroom (vogue), baile funk, jersey club and RnB – buckle in!
FULL LINEUP BELOW
Stevzar (of Melb’s fav queer party UMAMI)
Morgana Osaki (Live)
Cyphers by Deep Sea Astronauts
Lexi Larfortune x Millie Sykes
DiscoMorphy presented by Jake Edwards
Image:Twiggy Stix shot by Peter Darnley-Stuart
Art by Alexandra Stevenson