170 Russell

170 Russell

Melbourne, VIC

170 Russell
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Situated in the heart of Melbourne city, with world-class PA and lighting, three bars, and stage sight-lines from anywhere in the room, 170 Russell is one of Australia’s most loved concert venues. Opening as the Lido Theatre in 1965, the venue has a rich history of providing live entertainment across all genres of music for more than 50 years. With a 1,000-person capacity, the venue hosts some of Australia’s biggest touring acts alongside international artists and all your favourite festival sideshows.

Historic moments at the 170 Russell timeline include:

  • Shirley Bassey launching the venue as the Lido Nightclub in 1970
  • Chrissy Amphlett’s hundreds of shows as Linda Lipps in 1979’s Let My People Come stage production
  • Tina Turner’s secret industry show in 1980
  • INXS’ debut album launch in 1980
  • John Farnham’s ten sold-out shows in the early ’80s
  • Taylor Swift performing in 2009 when she was just 18

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