The new Upstairs venue at the Beresford Hotel will open its doors this Friday with a headline gig from Urthboy.
The Excelsior Hotel
Next week the Excelsior Hotel will stop its live music functions for good after Justin Hemmes’ of the Merivale Group bought the venue with intention of turning it in to a mexican restaurant and bar. But there’s still hope for the local live music scene, with another Hemme’s owned venue The Beresford picking up from
Last month it was The Excelsior now Ravál situated at the Macquarie hotel in Surry Hills will cancel all upcoming gigs from 25 March. Ravál was launched in August 2009 with great hopes but According to General Manager Mandy Wheeler : “Raval has got to the point where it’s not sustainable.”
Reported in the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday, Justin Hemmes’ of the Merivale Group, the company that runs Ivy, Chinese Laundry and the Good Vibrations Festival has purchased the Excelsior Hotel in Surry hills for $4.5 Million. The Purchase continues his move into the Surry Hills region which he believes will be the next big party