Melbourne music landmark and iconic rehearsal studios, Bakehouse are turning 25. To celebrate this momentous occasion they are throwing a massive birthday party at the studios on Saturday 16th July in conjunction with Leaps and Bounds Festival.
From 6pm that day, Bakehouse will be laying it on with a free feast in the courtyard, bands performing throughout their signature studios, followed by The Drones headlining an intimate Birthday gig upstairs in the Scrap Museum.
For 25 years, Bakehouse has provided a roof over the heads of manyMelbourne bands.
As The Drones lead singer, Garreth Liddiard reflects: “Bakehouse has always been our fave place to jam. We started going there about 2002 with The Drones and Dan Kelly’s band ’cause we lived down the road and it was dog friendly. It’s kinda where we met all of our friends including Helen and Quincy who are two of the most supportive and generous people anyone could hope to meet. It isn’t really surprising it’s been around for 25 years as it’s a bit of an institution nowadays. It’s like a hub or a second home for a big section of the Melbourne music scene. A hub with shitloads of plants in it. Happy 25th Bakehouse!!!”
When Quincy and Helen took over the derelict mansion and stables in Richmond to set up Bakehouse, they transformed the building into more than just a rehearsal studio. Bakehouse has been essential to the formation of S.L.A.M. and a vital incubator for some of the wildly talent artists to have come out of and through Melbourne.
Bakehouse love a good surprise and they know you do too, so the full lineup for the night will be released over the coming weeks but you can expect artists who have all cut their teeth at Bakehouse over this last quarter of a century.
Tickets to The Drones go on sale Monday 4th July and are strictly limited so this will sell out.
Free BBQ & Secret Bands: 6:00pm
Venue: Bakehouse Studios – 27-29 Little Hoddle Street, Richmond
Date: Sat 16 July 2016
The Drones Doors: 8:30pm
Ticket Price: $52 + booking fee