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GIVEAWAY: NLNL OPUS ’13 at Ormond Hall this Saturday – Double pass! by blak3b5

No Lights No Lycra – An Opus ’13 Mix for The Thousands by Thethousands on Mixcloud

Two Bright Lakes are proud to be a part of the Opus ’13 dance extravaganza at Ormond Hall this Saturday 23 March and we’re giving away a DOUBLE PASS to the show to a random new or old subscriber to our monthly newsletter.  Just sign up to our mailing list using the form on the bottom left of our home page, or for current subscribers, send us an email at with the subject line “NLNL OPUS ’13 giveaway’ and we’ll pick a winner at random. There are still a few tickets available, so if you haven’t got tickets yet then get em here:
Presented by No Lights No Lycra, Polyester Records and Melbourne International Fashion Festival, NLNL Opus ’13 is a history of dance hits since 1930 at the amazing Ormond Hall on Saturday March 23 from 4pm.
SIX MELBOURNE DJ’S – Eliana Schoulal, Mohair Slim, Chris Gill, Simon Winkler, Two Bright Lakes DJs, Declan Kelly
Come dressed in your decade of choice!
Ending with No Lights No Lycra DJ’s and a playlist that celebrates dance music through the ages.
In true NLNL style the dance floor will be dimly lit so you can dance like no one’s watching.
Doors open at 4pm with the rundown as follows:
4pm – Jazz ‘n’ Swing – Eliana Schoulal
5pm – Rock’n’Roll – Mohair Slim
6pm – Soul’n’Funk – Chris Gill
7pm – Punk Rock – Simon Winkler
8pm – Disco – Two Bright Lakes DJs
9pm – Rave’n’House – Declan Kelly
10pm – No Lights No Lycra Mashup
Ormond Hall has a proud heritage as one of Melbourne ’s premier entertainment venues. Built in 1891, this beautiful hall was originally established as a music hall for the blind, run by the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB).
In 1922 Ormond Hall began operation as a dance hall.
During the Second World War, the hall was occupied by the RAAF, and its late-closing bar proved very popular amongst members. Ormond Hall was returned to the RVIB in 1947, and much to the excitement of the community, balls and dances were once again held.

In the late sixties, the “famous Ormond Hall” experienced a surge in popularity when it became home to one of Melbourne ’s most popular dance clubs, Opus. Opus was the place to be for the “teen and twenties” set, and provided patrons with live music, Opusdancers, and a coffee lounge with television screens every Saturday and Sunday night.


Ormond Hall
Saturday March 23
From 4pm



Galapagoose, Two Bright Lakes DJs @ This Thing, Horse Bazaar by blak3b5

This Friday night at Horse Bazaar, Two Bright Lakes DJs Blake & Tig will be playing at a farewell party for the super talented Galapagoose before he embarks on a US tour.  They’ll be joined by the equally dexterous live talents of Wooshie, Mike Kay and Electric Sea Spider as well as The City Rises DJs (Rambl and Martin L) and Declan Kelly.  It’s going to be jam-packed so get down there early to get a good spot, doors at 8pm, only a gold coin in exchange for a hundred (and thousand) or more choice beats…

DJs Blake & Tig w/ Declan Kelly @ Workers Club tonight by blak3b5

Special guest tonight on the decks at The Workers Club front bar is none other than RRR Against the Arctic‘s Declan Kelly, playing his inimitable mix of music alongside Blake and Tig from 9pm until 1am.  Don’t forget to tune into the last Against the Arctic next Tuesday night – it’s a Christmas special with guests Paul Kelly, Tim Rogers and our own Otouto singing Christmas songs from today and yesterday, 8pm til 10pm on RRR 102.7fm

SPEED PAINTERS live to air on RRR’s Against the Arctic tonight! by blak3b5

Sadly Declan Kelly’s excellent RRR program Against the Arctic is coming to an end after five amazing and educational years.  But tonight you can hear some of Melbourne’s great electronic acts playing live in the RRR performance space from 8pm (no more tickets left sadly) and broadcast on RRR to celebrate the last five years.

Two Bright Lakes’ own Speed Painters will be joined by Qua and Galapagoose and The City Rises crew doing the warm up /down sets.  Tune in to 102.7fm in Melbourne or online from 8pm – 10pm…