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Sat 27 Apr 2013, 5:00pm–10:00pm

Where: The Empress Hotel, 714 Nicholson St., Fitzroy North, Victoria

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: highsidedriver

The plight of live music in Melbourne has been well documented. Despite studies revealing the massive benefits it gives to the city’s economy, the industry continues to live in the shadow of all manner of threats to its existence.

It has been in this less than ideal climate that Fitzroy North’s magnificent Empress Hotel has survived and ultimately flourished. For a quarter of a century now the venue has played host to the cream of Melbourne, Australia and the world’s alternative music talent, including Wally De Backer (AKA the world dominating, Grammy award winning Gotye), Mia Dyson, Jen Cloher and more. Many of whom played their very first shows at The Empress.

Now, as Melbourne winter approaches, there’s never been a better time to get back to the cosy confines of this classic, world renowned venue. New band booker Dima Shafro promises a highly diverse and enjoyable lineup of artists across winter, and the rich, warming aromas and tastes of the venue’s extensive wine list awaits.

Come down and enjoy the open fires and a taste of Melbourne’s sweet live music culture at The Empress.

April’s lineup includes Marie Wilson, the Wakefield Acoustic Festival, The Foovana Foo Fighters and Nirvana show and plenty more. See the venue’s website for details.