New Tatts Hotel Benefit Show Announced
In another show of the heavy music scene coming together to help those in need, a benefit show has been announced to raise money to fix the flood damaged New Tatts Hotel in Lismore, the go to venue for many who want their dose of live music.
Both local and interstate bands will come together to play the epic three day show across Lismore and Brisbane that will feature over fifty bands. With the proceeds going towards fixing the damage and ensuring another live music venue remains open, it's an excellent cause to be supporting, especially as
The shows will be held across the first weekend in June, with the gig in Brisbane to be held Friday June 2nd from 6pm and the Lismore show also kicking off on the Friday and running until Sunday June 4th. “I was motivated to do the benefit event after seeing the damage the floods inflicted on the Lismore community along with the New Tatts Hotel. I didn’t want to see yet another live music venue have to close its doors. There are a lot of bands that have fond memories of playing at the New Tatts Hotel over the years who would be devastated to see it go,” says Kelly Ross, head of Pulpitation Music Promotions in Brisbane, who tackled the task of putting on the show.
The hotel sustained a substantial amount of damage after water rose to six and a half feet throughout the venue, claiming over $700,000 worth of damage. "So much has been lost including furniture, fixtures, stock, sound gear and pokie machines. The cellar was completely underwater which houses the cold room and the beer system. We are back to bare cement, bubbled paint, bare wooden floors with unsalvageable sound gear including stage, mixers, equalisers, subwoofers and speakers,” says Ross. “Putting together this benefit gig was never going to be easy, but we had an overwhelming amount of bands that wanted to play at the three day event, with over fifty acts performing at the New Tatts Hotel and seven acts performing at Club Greenslopes in Brisbane on the same weekend, this event will need a team of great people to make the weekend run as smooth as it possibly can,” explains Ross. You can check out the lineups, and look for tickets for each gig below: Lismore Benefit Show Club Greenslopes Benefit Show