The small bars around the Sydney streets of York, Clarence and Kent are continuing to build the newly launched precinct’s momentum, launching Night Over Light; a series of 76 events across 15 bars as part of this year’s brand-new Sydney Solstice celebration.

Running from June 8 to 20, the YCK precinct aims to showcase the very best of Sydney’s night-time entertainment scene, bringing the area to life after dark through food, music, entertainment, arts and nightlife culture. 

Night Over Light follows on from the highly successful YCK Laneways Block Party with the diverse program of events taking place at participating venues, which include: Since I Left You, Papa Gede’s, The Lobo, Spawn Point, The Barber Shop, The Duke of Clarence, Stitch Bar, Prince of York, Grandma’s Bar, Uncle Mings, Sammy Jnr, The Swinging Cat, PS40, Esteban and Burrow Bar.

Representative for YCK Laneways and President of the Independent Bars Association Karl Schlothauer said: “Following the success of YCK Laneways Block Party, we are absolutely thrilled to announce Night Over Light as we continue to work as a collective to create unique events that entice Sydneysiders to rediscover their favourite small bars and to ensure the city thrives once again”.

“2020 was an incredibly challenging year for small hospitality operators, and we are beyond excited to continue to support Sydney’s entertainment scene, quite literally shining a light on YCK Laneways.” 

Night Over Light will include a range of free and ticketed events, with numbers for select events limited so bookings are strongly recommended. 

As well as enjoying an awesome line-up of cocktails, those who head to Night Over Light will be greeted by an exiciting line-up of live music acts. The series includes weekly jazz performances, Caribbean-themed music, late night DJs, uplifting funk and boogie, intimate acoustic sets and more.

Newer additions to the program include Latin Nights at Esteban, a live music series showcasing the rhythmic sounds of Latin America with music ranging from the Samba and the Tango; Funked Up Sundays at The Barbershop kicking off with The Goods DJ set playing a live mix of neo-soul, funk and hip hop; and Analogue Discogue Sunday Lunch in the SILY courtyard, paired with a Japanese Izakaya-inspired menu.

YCK Laneways Night Over Light 

Dates: June 8 – June 20, 2021
Where: YCK Laneways: Since I Left You | Papa Gede’s | The Lobo | Spawn Point | The Barber Shop | The Duke of Clarence | Stitch Bar | Prince of York | Grandma’s Bar | Uncle Mings | Sammy Jnr | The Swinging Cat | PS40 | Esteban | Burrow Bar
Further information: @ycklaneways

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Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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