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It’s festival season once again with a host of music-related festivals soon to come. Stereosonic, The Falls Festival and Big Day out are a few that spring to mind. Within the plenitude of festivals to come, there is usually at least one that hosts a Silent Disco tent. What is a Silent Disco, you ask? Well, for those who have never experienced waiting in long queues to party in silence, a silent disco is one where, upon entry, you are provided with a sturdy pair of dashing headphones that is pre-programmed to a radio frequency or two. The noise cancelling headsets have adjustable volume control, but is pumping the raging tracks of one or more DJ who is performing live at the venue. The result is a frigging awesome experience (that’s council friendly).
You can usually tell what station other people are listening to by the colour of the LED light on the side of the headset. The roars of the audience as their favourite tracks come on alerts other party goers that they should be switching channels to join in the festivities, resulting in an electric vibe and strangely inclusive event.
To celebrate the 2013 Australian Audio & AV Show, Federation Square will be hosting its own Silent Disco on Monday 14 October with renouned DJ Mark John. The festivities will be held during lunchtime, but if you’re feeling a little shy about busting a move in daylight (without alcohol to improve your dancing skills), it’s still worth a visit with a live performance by 60 dancers to get you in the mood.
The Silent Disco performance provides a glimpse as to what can be expected at next weekend Australian Audio & AV Show and in particular, the Headzones showcase. This is the first time Headzones will be presenting its goods after successful showing in New York, the UK and Sydney.
And if the Australian Audio & AV Show doesn’t particularly interest you, the spectacle that will take place at Fed Square will still be worth the visit. After all, what better way to kick off your week than with a bit of a dance?