A new club night in Sydney is attempting to ‘ban’ anyone under the age of 40 from attending.
Helmed by musician Steve Clisby and DJ/FBi Radio host Stephen Ferris, the new night, subbed ’40up’, is set to make its debut at Sydney’s The Basement in March, and is billing itself as “a sizzling new ’70s, ’80s and ’90s dance party concept exclusively for over 40s”.
“The whole idea is that you can’t even get in unless you’re 40-plus,” Clisby says. “This is how you exercise your right to be over 40 and still party, without worrying about the millennials getting in the way.”
Clisby and Ferris (along with Clisby’s five-piece band) are promising to drop hits from the likes of Barry White, The Temptations, Michael Jackson, Chic, Sister Sledge, Kool & The Gang, Earth Wind & Fire and Prince at 40up. Each show is said to have a unique theme, and feature video footage from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.
It sounds like a great time, so it’s a shame that entry is “strictly reserved to guests aged 40+”. Anyone under 40 (but still over 18) “can only attend when accompanied by someone 40UP”, apparently.
“There’s nothing quite like this in Australia that caters specifically for 40-somethings and baby boomers,” Clisby says. “It’s all about the original music, the dance era and the fun that surrounded that time, but given a fresh, contemporary feel. This makes being older cool.”
*Cue relatable ‘Simpsons’ reference*
View date and ticket details for the first-ever Aussie 40up event (if you’re old enough) below.
Friday, 3rd March 2017
The Basement, Sydney