Wollongong’s Globe Lane to host live music with Bec Sandridge, Cry Club, Jack R Reilly, Totty | Mercury of Illawarra


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Wollongong’s Globe Lane is booming with the opening of a new nightclub, a burrito restaurant on the way and a free music festival in mid-February. Like other parts of Crown Street, there was a time when more businesses left the lane than opened – but that is slowly changing. Read more: ‘Not so blokey’: Club Thirroul set to be renovated in style Mexican food chain Burrito Bar is eagerly awaiting its opening in the coming weeks, after the pandemic pushed back plans to trade from from late 2021. The Bevanda Bar is the CBD’s newest little music venue with pews and other eclectic second-hand treasures as the backdrop. They’ve partnered with nearby La La La Gate to bring DJs with live music to the lane every Thursday night through Saturday. Read more: All photos from Wollongong’s SummerSalt festival Sofia Gibson, head of culture and activation for the city of Wollongong, said she has worked with local track companies and musicians to encourage people to return to space, with their next major event on February 13th. Dubbed Lovers Lane, the free mini festival will see performances from Jack R Reilly, Bec Sandridge, Phebe Starr, Cry Club, Totty and Chelsea Dagger. Organized by Sandridge for the council, Ms Gibson said she wanted the pre-Valentine’s Day event to shine a spotlight on industry professionals who identify as women – whether musicians, team members or stage production, etc. “It’s about supporting local musical talent and venues, and creating spaces where the community really wants to be a part,” Ms. Gibson said. Sandridge said the way Globe Lane had evolved reminded her of the artistic vibe of the UK and Europe when she lived abroad. “When bars and little little venues partner with each other, there could be real mixed media collaboration in terms of art, music, dance, and I think that’s where it comes from. the most exciting ideas,” the musician said. “[The festival] going to be a great day great people. The festival runs from 2-6 p.m. and encourages patrons to enjoy the sounds with a bite to eat or a bevvy at surrounding restaurants like Kurtosh, Santino, The Prince and Bevanda. It will be the first live concert in two years for Sandridge, while this is also the first comeback gig with his band for Kiama expat Jack R Reilly, adding that he will be debuting a new song from his upcoming album. is free, tickets are required while those over the age of 16 must be fully vaccinated to attend Guests are also asked to refrain from singing and dancing To book visit: www.eventbrite.com.au Read more: Vintage, unique, muscle cars gear up for Berry Motorfair The Illawarra Mercury Newsroom is funded by our readers. You can subscribe to support our journalism here.



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