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What’s on at Geddes Lane Ballroom

Geddes Lane Ballroom are bringing live music back to Melbourne's King Street, and with a stack of great shows already locked in now's the time to check it out.


After launching in early October, Geddes Lane Ballroom has already showcased a stack of top-notch talent on its stage, including the likes of Kingswood, Augie March, and Harvey Sutherland.

Known as The Grainstore Tavern throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, the 170-year old bluestone building is dripping in music history. It’s been part of some legendary live music moments including being the location John Farnham launched his monumental album, Whispering Jack.

Not willing to slow down since reopening, Geddes Lane has a slew of huge shows already locked in, covering everything from raucous punk, to fire Aussie hip hop, and acoustic wonders there’s something for every taste.

Endless Heights

Sydney outfit Endless Heights are ready to cap off a huge year with a special show at Geddes Lane. After releasing their career-defining album Vicious Pleasure back in February, heading around Europe and the UK with Welsh hardcore act Casey, and taking the album around Australia, you’d think the band were ready to take a break. Lucky for us that’s not the case. It’s going to get loud and sweaty when Endless Heights take over Geddes Lane on Saturday December 8. Tickets available here.

Ivan Ooze

Melbourne rapper Ivan Ooze has left his only run of headline shows for 2018 until December, so we’re certain when he rolls into Geddes Lane he is going to be more than fired up. We’ll be getting a taste of his new EP before it’s release alongside his set of surefire bangers. It’s going to be a huge night at Geddes Lane on Saturday 15 December. Tickets available here.

The Bennies

Melbourne punks The Bennies haven’t earned the reputation as Australia’s number one party starters for no reason, and they’re ready to prove it when they storm into Geddes Lane. Kicking off the new year in style, The Bennies will be heading off on their first tour as a five-piece after welcoming longtime collaborator and tour member DJ Snes Mega to the band. These shows will be a warm-up for the band’s huge return to Europe. It’s going down on Friday 18 January. Tickets are available here.

Jess Ribeiro

Following the release of her new single Love Is The Score Of Nothing, Melbourne singer-songwriter Jess Ribeiro is hitting the road. It’s the first taste of new music from Jess in more than three years, but it’s been well worth the wait. The track introduces a new sound from Jess – we’ve become used to her brand of intricate folk, but here she is in full indie banger-mode. Be one of the first to hear Jess’s new direction when she comes to Geddes Lane on Saturday 2 February. Tickets are available here.

That Gold Street Sound

In an absolute treat for fans, hip-shaking Melbourne Soul band That Gold Street Sound are releasing their new album Trick Of The Light at Geddes Lane Ballroom. Their enigmatic live sound saw the band named Best New Act on the Live n Local stage at St Kilda Festival, with the prize going towards funding their debut release. The album has been six years in the making so you can bet that the release day celebration is going to be huge. Join the party on Saturday 16 February. Tickets are available here.

Riley Pearce

In a year that saw him release his stunning EP Eastbound, Perth singer-songwriter Riley Pearce has gone from strength to strength. After announcing that he’s currently in the studio recording more new music, 2019 looks to be much the same. We might even be lucky to hear some of this new material when Riley comes to Geddes Lane on Friday 22 February. Tickets available here.

My Disco

Written over a two-week period during the Berlin winter this year, Environment is My Disco’s most uncompromising recording to date. Letting the location guide their sound, the record has come a dark and intense departure from their previous releases. See what we mean when the band come to Geddes Lane on Saturday 2 March. Tickets available here.

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