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The End at The Mercat

Forced to close due to the Queen Victoria Market redevelopment, this underground institution is throwing one last party.
By Libby Curran
February 06, 2017
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By Libby Curran
February 06, 2017
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It's always tough saying goodbye to old friends, especially when you've shared countless sweaty hours on the dance floor, bonding over epic tunes and pre-dawn parties. So it's with misty eyes that Melbourne bids farewell to iconic music destination The Mercat Basement, which this week shuts its doors to make way for the Queen Victoria Market's grand redevelopment plans.

But after almost ten years, there's no way this underground institution is going out without a bang. Punters are invited to enjoy The Mercat's warm, bass-heavy embrace one last time, for its grand exit this Saturday, February 11. Kicking off at 10pm, expect appearances by some long-time Mercat mates, including Tornado Wallace, Francis Inferno Orchestra and Otologic. Unfortunately, there are zero pre-sale tickets on offer for this one, so if you're hoping for a final Mercat dance floor session, we recommend you start lining up early.

Image: The Mercat / REUP. 

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