“Cheers to the New Year and another chance for us to get it right.”
– Oprah Winfrey
As the clock stroke midnight on December 31, 2013, everyone in the club raised their champagne glasses and welcomed the New Year.
As we think back on what happened in 2013, what do you remember?
The music industry saw the return of Justin Timberlake with his third and fourth album ‘The 20/20 Experience‘ and ‘The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2‘; Daft Punk claimed international success with their return single ‘Get Lucky‘ and Robin Thicke’s comeback with ‘Blurred Lines‘ was the longest running chart-topper of the year.
We said goodbye to unforgettable characters such as South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela (1918-2013, aged 95), Britain’s only female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013, aged 87) and the star of the Fast and the Furious movie series Paul Walker (1973-2013, aged 40).
Countries such as India and Mexico suffered from horrific natural disasters with the biggest disaster, Typhoon Haiyan hitting the Philippines on November 8th.
But the year wasn’t all bad. We welcomed Prince William and Kate Middleton’s baby boy, Prince George and Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s son North West.
It was the year that the words ‘Selfie’, ‘FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)’ and ‘Twerk’ were added to the dictionary.
But what happened here at Marquee Sydney?
Let us take a look back on some of the biggest nights in Sydney’s most prestigious nightclub.
We kick started the year with non other than Dutch house DJ/Producer Fedde Le Grand:
Grammy-nominated worldwide phenomenon Kaskade showed us Sydney-siders what it was like to really party:
Valentine’s Day was just around the corner, and boy was it hot and steamy in here with Lil Jon’s Lingerie Contest:
It was time to scream and shout “Happy 1st Birthday!” to the best nightclub in Sydney with an A-list line of artists:
It was then time to spice things up with a little Mexican flavour at our Cinco De Mayo Block Party, sponsored by Herradura tequila:
And to thank our guests for their love and support, half way through the year we launched our Purple Tier Membership:
His problem was that he loved ‘Bad B*tches’ but clearly loved Marquee Sydney more – A$AP Rocky hosted his official after party here last June:
The cold season crept up on us, so we throw one great party – the white Belvedere Winter Ball with world renowned DJ Jason Lema:
And who could forget the night notorious party boy Ray J touched down in Sydney and wooed the ladies in the club?
Then, it was time to bring the mash-up king to the stage – American superstar DJ Ruckus landed in Sydney and gave us one wild night:
It was another jam-packed night here at Marquee Sydney when EDM legend EDX paid us a little visit straight from the decks in America:
His album had just gone triple platinum in Australia and to celebrate, the it man of RnB himself Jason Derulo blasted the stage here:
Tickets sold out quick when we announced that EDM legend Sander Van Doorn was going to join us for the long weekend:
Halloween was upon us, the monsters, ghosts and goblins all came out to our annual Yelloween Party brought with international DJ Roger Sanchez:
Guys want to be him, girls want to be with him – Australia’s Got Talent Judge and singer/songwriter Timomatic came and set it off here at Marquee Sydney:
Then, with only a month left of the year we decided to go out full throttle! We had superstar artists coming left, right and centre as they all touchdown here in Sydney for the Sydney’s #1 music festival Stereosonic and the annual Electronic Music Conference held at Carriageworks.
After performing at day one of the music festival, Showtek and Ferry Corsten kicked on here at Marquee Sydney for one crazy night:
After a week or two of resting it was time to party it up again as we scored a date with the hottest sister DJ act – NERVO:
It’s no doubt that 2013 was a year to remember – the parties, the people, the memories – but 2014 has arrived and boy have we got a few tricks up our sleeves. Stay tuned as we unravel more surprises for all you Marqyee Sydney lovers out there. Keep them calenders free because you don’t want to miss a thing!
– Mr. Q.