With Melbourne’s Palace Theatre ever-so-surely moving towards becoming a boutique hotel, the venue is giving music lovers a chance to snap up music memorabilia from its own private collection of posters, t-shirts, ticket stubs and other paraphernalia.
For one weekend only, beginning on Saturday, 18th April, the Palace will be setting up shop in Melbourne’s CBD, with items from 1993 right through to 2014. Some are listed from as little as $1.
There are both framed and unframed posters up for grabs — but remember, some items will have more punters vying for them then others (we’re looking at you, Queens Of The Stone Age posters).
Aside from the posters, ticket stubs and brand-new t-shirts, some items from the St. Kilda venue will also be up for sale as actual pieces of musical history, including the drinks fridge from the main artist band room! Imagine the things that fridge has seen.
The Palace Theatre’s music memorabilia sell-off will take place at 1000 Pound Bend, on 361 Little Lonsdale Street, and will run from 11am to 5pm on both Saturday, 18th and Sunday, 19th April. The sale is first-come first-served unless the item is marked for a silent auction on the Sunday, so check out the sale listings below and plan your purchases wisely.
In February, The Palace’s current owners made it clear they aren’t backing down from plans to build a hotel on the lot where The Palace still stands, despite UK nightclub owners showing interest in keeping the building as an entertainment venue.
For more information on The Palace Theatre’s music memorabilia sale, visit the event’s official Facebook page.