The Lansdowne is making its highly anticipated comeback, announcing a full weekend of absolutely epic live gigs from this Thursday, June 15 through Sunday, June 18. As promised when they first announced reopening, the crew is getting some damn big names in for a weekend's worth of secret gigs and only revealing the lineup one hour before doors open at 8pm each night.
The beloved live music venue has been brought back to life by Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham, owners of Mary's and The Unicorn Hotel. The duo have teamed up with renowned booker Matt Rule (The Music and Booze Co.) and local artist Jessica Cochrane to revamp the space while maintaining its grungy appeal of old. It's looking seriously impressive.
Trust us, these gigs will be worth lining up for. Tickets for each night will be available on the door for a mere ten dollarydoos — money well spent. Thursday saw an absolutely legendary first night lineup take the stage, with Sydney super-group A Band joining the talents of The Delta Riggs' drummer Elliott Hammond and guitarist Michael Tramonte, The Preatures' guitarist Thomas Champion and Stick Fingers' bassist Paddy Cornwall, guitarist Seamus Coyle and pianist Freddy Crabs. They shared the mic with guests vocals from members of The Rubens, Joyride, King Tide and the Jezebels, along with Gideon Benson and Jordan Sly.
For Friday and Saturday night's lineup, head back here one hour before kickoff.