What started out as a regular get-together for club promoter Renee Schembri and her friends has transformed into one of the hottest girls night out on Oxford St.
It’s known as Bitch and this Friday the club night will celebrate it’s forth birthday at Oxford Art Factory.
Schembri said Bitch was originally a night that brought in some fresh female talent and focused on the music and quality production.
Bitch came to surface at a time where there was a gap in the marketplace for a funky house girl’s night and the live element in hot venues on Oxford St, she told Sydney Star Observer.
It was something I wanted to do for a long time, and when the right venue and crew became available it was time to try it out.
Now four years on, Bitch is held in six major cities around the world.
Taking Bitch to an international level and doing parties in three major cities across the UK was a huge highlight for us, Schembri said.
Seeing this little night that started back in 2005 develop into a brand with national and international recognition is amazing -” the future is bright and that’s the main highlight.
Schembri admits Bitch’s biggest challenge has been venues and support from owners to protect the exclusive -˜girls night’ policy and support of the gay community.
We have hit many brick walls with venue owners who don’t want to be known as a lesbian bar, she said.
We push the brand which you think would be a positive, but then you have venues that believe they become known as a place for lesbians because the rest of their marketing or nights really aren’t doing much.
This Friday night the GLBT community can expect a Studio 54 themed party, full of hands in the air and a pumping dance floor. DJs include Sista P, GI Jode, Renae Stanton and Beatrix.
Bitch has always been a really friendly vibe and captures such a wide variety of girls, Schembri said.
We don’t have a strict girl’s only door policy but we make sure we look after the girls first, and keep the crowd very controlled.
We always keep a high energy and good vibe from the crew, which carries across the dancefloor and keeps them coming back for more.
info: Bitch will celebrate it’s 4th Birthday on Friday, July 24 at Oxford Art Factory. Doors at 9pm. Entry is $10 before 10pm and $15 afterwards. More information onÂ bitchnews.com.au.