June 24, 2024


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Traditional Sydney rock location Selina’s at Coogee Bay Lodge set to be demolished

With a changing roster of of rock, people, indie and pop acts, Selina’s at the Coogee Bay Hotel is a lauded staple in the Sydney tunes scene. But unfortunately, earlier this 7 days, The Each day Telegraph described that the well-liked gig location, and a lot of the bordering pub, is struggling with demolishon – pending the local council’s acceptance of a proposed $112 million growth on the web-site. 

A responsible rock venue in the course of the ’80s and ’90s, Selina’s took off with the increase of dwell rock’n’roll concert events in Sydney in the ’70s. Its phase has been graced by the likes of David Bowie and Nirvana, and much more a short while ago played host to a secret demonstrate by the Killers in 2018 and Midnight Oil’s return to touring in 2017. But the guarantee of a smoko in the beer garden with its ocean sights amongst the opener and the headliner seems to be set to be a distant memory. 

If the council approves the proposed enhancement, the 2,000-2,500 ability venue will be demolished to make way for a five-storey household building with 60 flats, hotel lodging with 29 rooms, a supermarket, underground motor vehicle parks and a laneway crammed with new eating places.

“There was a time when rock and roll bands in Australia, could enjoy six or 7 nights a week in one town, and specially so in Sydney,” previous band manager and producer Stuart Coupe explained in an job interview with 9 Information. “It was a golden, excellent time for the two rock and roll bands, and rock and roll supporters. And Selina’s arrived to epitomise the pub rock period in Australia… If you ended up headlining at Selina’s, you have been performing really, quite nicely.”

Location operator Christopher Cheung told the Every day Telegraph that at is phase, there are no programs to re-open Selina’s in a new area: “In my strategies moving forward, there is no home for Selina’s. And even lessening Selina’s capability was not likely to function for the venue.”

“Unfortunately it’s coming to an end but I’m positive there’ll be a different consider on Selina’s down the monitor. Presently, Selina’s does not have a area in the new improvement. We just will need to transfer with the times and new legislations.”

The Coogee Bay Resort has not at this time verified any info about the proposed redevelopment, and the internet site is still listing a gig slated for Selina’s in November with punk trio the Chats and assist from Batpiss.

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