NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE TO LAUNCH CHASERS’ THREE EIGHT SIX, MELBOURNE’S NEWEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE
Tickets to Northeast Party House at 3hree 8ight 6ix go on sale from Oztix 9am today. Northeast Party House will be performing live when Three Eight Six launches officially on Friday July 6.
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High-energy party starters Northeast Party House have moved on from warehouse parties in Melbourne’s inner city to national festival closers. Northeast have built a loyal fan base around two self-produced, guitar-driven, dance-heavy LPs “Any Given Weekend” and “Dare” which has seen the band tour constantly in their home country as well as internationally, playing sold out headline concerts and showcase events at The Great Escape (UK), CMJ (NY) and Culture Collide (LA).
Punk rockers Amyl & the Sniffers were originally announced to perform, however due to scheduling issues have postponed as the group is currently on a breakout tour of the UK, USA and Canada with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.
Melbourne’s status as the live music capital of the world is set to receive a boost with the announcement that Chasers nightspot in Chapel St South Yarra will be hosting international and national live touring acts, stand-up comedy and cabaret under the live brand Three Eight Six.
Chasers located on Chapel St in South Yarra has undergone an extensive refit to provide Melbourne music fans and Australian concert promoters with an important mid-sized venue as Three Eight Six, that will allow the finest in Australian and international talent to continue to play in this city.
Sam Hibbins, State Parliament Member for Prahran welcomes the addition, “Live music is absolutely essential to the vibrancy of Chapel Street. I’m thrilled that live music will be returning to Chasers, no doubt adding to Chapel St’s reputation as one of Melbourne’s great entertainment destinations”.
Chasers has been operating as a night club for almost 40 years and is one of Melbourne’s most loved venues with a 24 hour licence. In the late 1980s through to the late 1990s the iconic venue and night spot hosted many live music concerts including Sonic Youth, The Church, Hunters & Collectors, You Am I and Regurgitator, as well as some of Melbourne’s most popular and enduring club nights including Hard ‘n’ Fast on Wednesdays and Delirium on Sundays.
Live events can cater up to 700 people standing or 300 seated. A D&B PA system has been installed by JPJ Audio, lighting has been updated and a new stage has been installed. The venue has a 24 hour licence and an overall capacity to hold up to 900 people. The current iconic Saturday club night “Poof Doof” will continue, however the other six nights a week are open to host events and live music as Three Eight Six. Behind Chasers’ Three Eight Six is experienced Melbourne live music operators Warren Amster and Neil Wedd working closely with owners Martha Tasmis and Pat Dromi.
Patrick Donovan, CEO of Music Victoria, the peak body for contemporary music welcomed the announcement by Chasers. “Melbourne is well served by a brilliant collection of live music venues – the recently released Melbourne Live Music Census concluded that we have more venues per capita than anywhere in the world. But most of these are based in the CBD or north of the river, and music fans south of the river are crying out for more live music opportunities. A flexible venue that can cater for 700 standing or 300 seated will be in great demand by promoters, agents and bands. Chasers has a proud tradition of supporting contemporary music, and I enjoyed seeing many bands at its weekly rock night Outlaw Hard N Fast. Even Mick Jagger turned up one night to check out the talent. This venue will fill one of the key missing pieces in the Victorian live music jigsaw puzzle.’’