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A Handy Guide To Some Of The Prince Tribute Parties Happening Near You This Weekend

Since hearing the shock news of Prince‘s death yesterday, thousands of fans across the world have gathered together to share their grief and celebrate the immortal legacy of The Purple One.

Memorial block parties have popped up all over the globe, but none bigger than in Prince’s home state of Minnesota where incredible footage shows thousands of voices uniting to sing his iconic Purple Rain.

While elsewhere across the planet, iconic monuments – including Melbourne Arts Centre – have turned purple for Prince as a sign of respect.

And it turns out, there are plenty of places to park your little red corvette right here in Australia too. We’re talking spots where it’s perfectly OK to sob into your raspberry beret, hug the stranger next to you and drunkenly belt out Cream.

And for those who can’t make it, you can also toast Prince from the comfort of your own home.

Check out a bunch of parties happening across the Anzac Day long weekend and beyond, below and let’s paint the town purple.

For Everyone

For one thing, Double J is playing nothing but Prince, all weekend. While ABC’s Rage are throwing two weekends’ worth of tributes, so expect to kick back with some of your favourite Prince clips tonight at the start of the show’s regularly scheduled programming. But they’re saving the fully-fledged tribute event for next weekend (April 30th).

“We’ll be having a full blown Prince special,” Rage producers said in a Facebook statement. We’re talking nothing but PRINCE. This way we can organise the best dedication/special you’ve ever seen!”

Sydney

Freda’s
What: R.I.Prince ~ A Celebration of His Music
When: Sunday, 24th April from 4pm
Price: Free
More Info: “Music made by Prince, produced by Prince & influenced by Prince all night.”
Facebook event here.

Soda Factory
What: When Doves Cry Prince Tribute
When: Tuesday, 26th April from 5pm
Price: Free
More Info: 6 hours of live music from Prince’s repertoire, with a gold coin from every food or drink item purchased donated to The Australian Children’s Music Foundation.
Facebook event here.

Melbourne

Yah Yahs
What: Prince, A Celebration of Music
When: Saturday, 23rd April from 9pm
Price: Free
More info: 4 hours of solid Prince tracks.
Facebook event here.

Good Things
What: When Doves Cry – A Celebration Of Prince
When: Sunday, 24th April from 10pm
Price: Free
More info: “Nothing but Prince. Dress purple.”
Facebook event here.

The Toff In Town
What: The Sunday Set: Prince
When: Sunday, 24th April from 4pm
Price: Free
More info: A change to the regular sched with a celebration of all things Prince.
Facebook event here.

Whole Lotta Love Bar
What: Prince Tribute Open Mic Night
When: Wednesday, 4th May
Price: Free
More info: Local singers & musos are encouraged to come and perform, jam & sing along to all of Prince’s classics.
Facebook event here.

Brisbane

The Charming Squire
What: Prince Tribute
When: Saturday, 23rd April from 5pm
More info: The venue’s band will be performing Prince tracks live til late.
Facebook info here.

The Empire Hotel
What: Vine & Vinyl – Prince Tribute Edition
When: Tuesday, 26th April from 7pm
More info: “Bring along your collection of Prince vinyl records and let us play a selection of some of his greatest hits.”
Facebook info here.

Watch: Prince – Cream

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