Excitement has been building over December’s brand new gay and lesbian music festival, Summer Gay Day.
Held in Centennial parklands on the first day of summer, the festival will be made up of three different spaces where a variety of music styles will be played.
Taking the reins in one of those musical arenas is DJ Sveta, whose diverse and eclectic range of music has captured both national and international attention.
DJ Sveta has played alongside Frankie Knuckles, Alan Thompson, John Digweed and Tommy Lee, among others.
She has described her sets as ranging from electro, electro clash rock, and lounge, to vocal house, progressive house and techno, deep-tribal house, and funky tech house.
But DJ Sveta remained tight-lipped about her sets for Summer Gay Day.
“Considering they have hired people like Mark Murphy and me, you can guess that there will be some really fun electro,” she said.
“And because it is in the day, I don’t think anyone is going to take anyone on a really, really dark journey.”
The main arena at the festival will be called the Summer Gay Day Stage and will feature summer-filled partying music with “funk and body-shaking bass lines”.
The second arena, Summer Lovin’, will house the Manhunt stage, an indoor area that plays deeper music.
And the third, Summer Camp, will be a live stage for comedy and cabaret acts, and festival games.
“Everyone loves a bit of sunshine and a park,” Sveta said.
“And there are so many events for the straight community like this, so it will be great to have a gay festival.”
Summer Gay Day will be held on Saturday 1 December, midday to 10pm, Kippax Lake, Moore Park. Second release tickets are available for $89 + booking fee at www.summergayday.com.au, over the counter at HUM Records in Darlinghurst and Newtown, and Salt Clinic at Taylor Square.

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