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Live Nation Secures Multi-Year Lease on Melbourne’s Festival Hall

Live Nation Secures Multi-Year Lease on Melbourne’s Festival Hall
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Reside Nation Australia has secured a multi-year lease to function Melbourne’s historic Pageant Corridor.

The promoter will now function the venue in West Melbourne positioned at 300 Dudley Avenue. It has hosted numerous live shows and sporting occasions throughout its 100+ 12 months historical past. The area was bought by Hillsong Church in 2020 with a plan to create a neighborhood hub for reside music and leisure.

Reside Nation has been snapping up venues throughout Australia together with The Palais Theatre in Melbourne, the Fortitude Music Corridor in Brisbane, the Hindley Avenue Music Corridor in Adelaide, and Anita’s Theatre, in Thirroul, a northern seaside suburb of Wollongong.

“It’s a privilege to be a part of a corporation that values the safety of present heritage music belongings and sees the significance that these venues play within the ongoing progress of the reside leisure sector and the communities they’re part of,” says Roger Discipline, president Reside Nation APAC. “Our imaginative and prescient is to make sure that Pageant corridor stays a cornerstone of the state’s reside music scene for artists, business, and followers alike.”

Pageant Corridor has a most capability of greater than 5,000 individuals and has hosted performances from The Beatles, Justin Timberlake, Pink Scorching Chili Peppers, Rage In opposition to The Machine, Foo Fighters, The Script, Lily Allen, Ed Sheeran, and Lorde.

It was inbuilt 1915 and served as a spot for sports activities like boxing and wrestling matches, with giant conferences on the aspect in its early days. A fireplace in 1955 gutted the constructing, however it was rebuilt in time for it to play an element in the summertime Olympics of 1956. In 2018, the constructing secured heritage standing stopping it from being demolished for flats to be constructed.

Reside Nation’s continued enlargement of its venues means extra of them are topic to Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster’s dynamic pricing and Verified Fan packages are wreaking havoc for live performance followers who wish to attend at an inexpensive value. A lot in order that The Remedy shamed Ticketmaster into issuing refunds to followers who really feel they had been gouged by charges.