Ferdydurke says farewell: Melbourne’s iconic loft club set to close after more than a decade

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Ferdydurke says farewell: Melbourne’s iconic loft club set to close after more than a decade

Words by Dhika Maheswara

One of Melbourne's most beloved music venues, Ferdyduke is saying goodbye after 12 wonderful years.

We regret to announce the end of a glorious era, as very soon, Melbourne’s favourite little New York-styled loft Ferdydurke will be serving their drinks and jolly entertainment for one last time.

The decision to close the venue was not easily made, as plenty of reflection and external factors were considered concerning a difficult time within the city’s live music community.

Ferdydurke’s Final Night

  • Saturday, 20th of April
  • 31 Tattersalls Lane in the CBD
  • Find out more here

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The venue has been a key player in bringing the city its vibrant music scene for 12 years, consistently delivering regular events from Wednesday to Saturday including the upbeat sounds of the city’s best local DJs, live musicians and independent artists, not to mention, the crowd favourite drag and drawing night hosted by Aubrey Haive!

Despite all that, the venue is not planning to leave without one last glorious hurrah, as the bar invites everyone for one last sentimental night of gathering around the fireplace.

Taking place on the 20th of April, the evening will be dedicated to celebrating the memories and love that everyone has poured into the surreally artistic floors and ceiling walls, while a special lineup for an official Ferdy Farewell is also being put together on Friday 19th April.


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In an Instagram post, words of deep love and appreciation were shared by the Ferdy Fam in recognizing the artists, customers and staff who have all contributed towards making the place the iconic venue it has been over the years.

“Big thanks and gratitude to all who contributed a positive story to our little home and community. The staff, DJs, musicians, artists and creatives that have made Ferdy what it is.”

While it is very unfortunate that such a treasured part of Melbourne has to close its doors one last time, we should also keep in mind that as one chapter ends, a new one begins. So don’t lose your faith on Ferdy just yet, as plans to re-brand the venue were also teased in the same announcement!

“As eternal optimists, we are down, but not out, and have new plans for a different format venue to open shortly so watch this space.”

Find out more about Ferdydurke here