The Sunny Bins Sound System has in the last couple of years taken its possibilities to new levels with the Sunny Sound System. After the 202o Pandemic I was asked to do the sound system for the Sydney Vegan Markets then at the Sydney Entertainment Quarter at Fox Studios in Moore Park. This was an opportunity to join Sunny Bins together into a bigger sound system capable of hosting Dj’s and bands. Solar panels keep the batteries charged all day providing a fossil-fuel-free sustainable sound system. A few hiatus’s due to ongoing pandemics afforded the time to develop the equipment, buy new lithium batteries and other equipment and develop the Sunny Sound System further. Some days the batteries are more charged at the end of the day than at the start. The Sydney Vegan Market is now on the 3rd Sunday of the month at Sydney Olympic Park, as well as hundreds of stalls, you can see live acts and DJs play through the Sunny Sound System.
On Sunday 30th October 2016 Sunny Bins launched its Solar Cinema, off grid movies under the stars, well actually under a marquee as it was raining. Luckily the batteries were fully charged so no sun was needed to run the show. A few brave souls ignored the rain and rocked up at ‘The Save Sydney Park’ camp for the night. The community blockade camp having stalled destruction in one part of Sydney Park had recently moved to it’s new location on the corner of Euston rd and Campbell rd in order to put more pressure on the disastrous Westconnex project.
The Lorax was screened, Halloween Pumpkins created and a great night had. The whole event was be run by the new crowdfunded Sunny Bins Solar buggy that ran a Solar Stage at the Northern Beaches Music Festival the previous weekend.
The night was a test to see if it could run a cinema and it passed with flying data projected colours.
Check out the slideshow of the night and stay tuned for more Solar Cinemas in the future…
The Save Sydney Park camp occupation is there 24/7 and is helping oppose with direct peaceful action Westconnex’s plans to destroy our beloved and culturally significant Sydney park. Drop in and have a cuppa and see how you can help the campaign. If you want to book the Solar Cinema contact us through our contact page
Sunny Bins has set up a solar sound system for the second year running at the Rocks on Australia/Invasion/
The new format for this solar disco is two sunny bins on stands and elevated top boxes all 12vDC and fed by the bins solar panel lids. The sound was great and lasted the distance ‘off the grid’.
We Dj’ed a selection of global beats and traditional sounds, tropical, latin cumbia, reggae and gypsy grooves and for 6 hours fishing in a lot of interest including some great swing dancers, Leo Sayer and queues of people taking photo’s posing in the shack. The Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority‘s playground of astro turf, kids blow up animals, chairs and cushioned filled inflatable pools was a great idea really complementing the Cabana Tropicana. Stay tuned for recordings of the days D.j sets on my sound cloud.
As we were dj’ing a selection of world sounds swing dancers came and did their thing and we even fished in Leo Sayer
Contact Sunny Bins if you want to book the amazing Cabana Tropicana solar venue, it goes out from $1500 for your sustainable event.