Glitterbox Announces Disco Fuelled Australasia 2023 Tour
Words: Mike Mode
December 7, 2022

The globally renowned nightlife phenomenon Glitterbox makes its highly anticipated return to Australasia for the first time in over 3 years! Specialising in the golden era of disco, contemporary house and club anthems, Glitterbox returns to Australia this January, bringing its fierce performers, drag queens and state-of-the-art production to the stage for an epic six-date takeover.  Glitterbox is loved the world over for giving partygoers the experience of a lifetime, on an all-inclusive dancefloor! Nothing but love, good vibes & good tunes!


The unstoppable brand will deliver the energy and exuberance it’s known and loved for globally, eager to make up for lost time in Australia & Bali, with a New Zealand first.

One of the most iconic names in house music, Defected and Glitterbox founder Simon Dunmore, recently announced his retirement.  This will be his final tour to Australia, so come and wish Simon a proper Aussie send-off! Simon is responsible for signing and championing some of the biggest Artists & Producers in house music.  His first signing on the label was the classic ‘I Can’t Get Enough’ by Soulsearcher (Top 5 UK Hit).  Followed by anthems such as: ‘To be in Love’ – Masters at Work, ‘Get, Get Down’ – Paul Johnson, ‘Another Chance’ – Roger Sanchez, ‘I Feel For You’ – Bob Sinclar and ‘Finally’ – Kings of Tomorrow are just a small sample of the thousands of tracks he’s brought to the masses over his illustrious career and 23 Years at the reigns of Defected!


In 2014, Simon conceptualised Glitterbox, a nightlife phenomenon.  It’s still to this day, one of Europe’s most popular House brand.  With people all over the world flocking to Ibiza and the various island and boat parties around the globe.  The Glitterbox label has released music from the likes of: Purple Disco Machine, The Shapeshifters, Mousse T and many more.

Popular vinyl-only DJ Natasha Diggs has gone on to play at some of the hottest parties and alongside some of the best DJs and artists in the business.  She also gained a cult following over the past few years for her online Disco & Funk DJ Sets.  Natasha’s deep knowledge of music has enabled her to rock diverse crowds around the globe and on any given night, her sets might dip into hip hop, soul, funk, latin, rock, house, reggae, afro-brazilian, disco, and beyond.


A fan favourite of the Glitterbox roster Melvo Baptiste is an established broadcaster, tastemaker, and label head.  Melvo has shared his musical DNA of soul, rare groove, funk, disco and house with enthusiasts around the world.  In 2017, Simon Dunmore & Melvo set up Glitterbox Radio Show, which he presents weekly and is syndicates to 60+ stations around the world.  Melvo has become the face of the brand, touring across the globe at sold-out parties and festivals.

Joining the international throng of Artists, is none other than Aussie Disco king Late Nite Tuff Guy.  LNTG has gone on to forge a cult following with his Disco cuts and DJ sets around Australia and Europe.  Bringing the funk, soul, Disco and good time vibes, his sets are never to be missed!

In terms of an Aussie Defected & Glitterbox fave, you can’t go past Dr Packer.  The Perth based DJ (originally from Northampton UK), has seen his profile raise significantly over the last few years, with a series of European tours helping further enhance his burgeoning reputation.  With a love for old Soul, Funk & Disco records, Dr Packer, always keeps the dancefloor vibing!


Glitterbox Australasia 2023 Line-up:

Natasha Diggs

Late Nite Tuff Guy

Melvo Baptiste

Simon Dunmore

Dr Packer 

+ performances from Lucy Fizz & TeTe Bang 

Glitterbox Tour Dates:

Fri 20 January 2023 – Chasers, Melbourne

Tickets: Melbourne

Sat 21 January 2023 – Studio The Venue, Auckland

Tickets: Auckland

Wed 25 January 2023 – ivy, Sydney

Tickets: Sydney

Fri 27 January 2023 – The Warehouse, Brisbane

Tickets: Brisbane

Sat 28 January 2023 – The Rechabite, Perth

Tickets: Perth

Sun 29 January 2023 – Savaya, Bali

Tickets: Bali


Learn A Little More About Glitterbox….

Glitterbox is a certified nightlife phenomenon and record label conceptualised in 2014 by Simon Dunmore – founder of house music institution Defected Records (est. 1999).  Since its inception, Glitterbox has generated an inclusive, uplifting party atmosphere designed to unite all ages, persuasions and walks of life, on the dancefloor.  Glitterbox calls on the world’s most respected DJs such as: Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, Bob Sinclar, Dimitri From Paris, Purple Disco Machine and Horse Meat Disco, alongside PAs from disco titans Kathy Sledge, Jocelyn Brown and Barbara Tucker.  Ascending stars like Jayda G, Honey Dijon, Kiddy Smile, Folamour, Harvey, Moodymann, Girls of The Internet, Natasha Diggs and many more, take to Glitterbox’s stage to showcase dance music in its purest forms.  Meanwhile the party’s dancers, drag queens, performers and world class production collide to create unforgettable dancefloor moments around the globe.

Hosting its 21st century disco at world renowned venues such as: Printworks and Ministry of Sound in London, Hï Ibiza and House of Yes in New York, Glitterbox has also successfully navigated the virtual world reaching millions of viewers over the last two years.  One of the world’s hottest parties, its signature glittering production, euphoric moments and welcoming atmosphere have been replicated digitally via live streams, broadcasted from the Royal Albert Hall in London and Space Miami, among more of the world’s most iconic cultural venues.


In March 2021 Glitterbox released its first documentary ‘Where Love Lives,’ a moving love letter to the dancefloor, featuring: Billy Porter, Honey Dijon, Kathy Sledge, Kiddy Smile and John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez, alongside Glitterbox performers Lucy Fizz, The Mx Fit and TeTe Bang.  Picked up by streaming service Amazon Prime and awarded at various international film festivals, the documentary was met with critical acclaim and profiled by the BBC, Jack Canal+, Evening Standard, Gay Times, Elle, Resident Advisor and many more major media outlets.

Meanwhile, the Glitterbox imprint releases music from the likes of Billy Porter, The Shapeshifters, Purple Disco Machine, Cassius, Mousse T. and Folamour, among many others.  The accompanying weekly Glitterbox Radio Show hosted by Melvo Baptiste distils Glitterbox’s unique and infectious energy, digging deep into dance music history with guests such as Tom Misch, Jayda G, Jocelyn Brown and Jazzy Jeff alongside, discovering the very finest new sounds.  Occupying a unique position in dance music’s landscape with the fiercest and most discerning following of music lovers, Glitterbox is truly a force to be reckoned with in global nightlife culture.

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