Garage Rocking: Oakley’s New Eyewear Unveiled in Australia, Celebrities Party in Sydney


A celebration of ‘Garage Rock’ wouldn’t be complete without…well, some proper rocking in a big garage.

Oakley’s stylin’ new eyewear made its glamorous debut via a massive celebration in Sydney – kicking into Australia with some bona fide Aussie star power.

Dropping into a newly redesigned warehouse space, the popular Venice 1346 in Waterloo, the O invaded the impressive venue with with vintage motorcycles, vintage pinball machines and a giant red neon ‘garage rock’ sign above the stage to complete the overarching theme: Oakley’s rockin’ style.

More than 350 of Sydney’s handpicked celebrities, media personalities and retailers converged on the event. And to bring the rock to the garage, the show’s headliner, Benji Madden of the band Good Charlotte, landed in Australia a week prior to his Aussie Tour exclusively for the event.

Needless to say, his DJ set the room on fire.

But it wouldn’t be an Oakley Entertainment event without more prominent members of our Global Family in show biz.

Channel Presenter’s Carissa Walford; Danny Clayton and Martin Smiley; MTV VJ’s Kate Peck and Keiynan Lonsdale; Home and Away’s Dan Ewing and Lisa Gormley; Lingerie Football League’s Chloe Butler; NSW Origin prop Tim Grant; Models Didier Cohen and Rebecca Jobson; Fuel TV’s Dingo (from the hit show, Danny and the Dingo); Waterman Brad Gaul and Ironwoman Candice Falzon were just some of the many prominent guests on hand to celebrate the Big O.

And the music lineup, of course, was positively amped.

Opening with live performances from garage rock band, the Delta Riggs, followed by electronic duo Parachute Youth, the crowd was finally treated to quite a show from Benji. And with Dingo (a friend of Benji’s) adding his signature flare to introduce Madden to the raucous bunch, the night hopped off to some serious raging.

And it was all for one thing. A massive introduction and celebration of Oakley’s latest super stylin’ lifestyle piece – set to open more doors of personal expression for both the current generation and with those carrying nostalgia from the past. Enter Garage Rock.