Famous for its revolving dancefloor, and status as host to some of the biggest bands of the 70’s and 80’s, the once iconic 21st Century Danceclub in Frankston is being relaunched as the Pier Bandroom. From the team that successfully resurrected The Croxton Bandroom, the newly renovated Pier Bandroom will breathe considerable life back into the south side’s live music scene.

Two epic events will take place on Saturday 18 March to celebrate the relaunch of the venue.

Running from 2pm-9pm, the PIER BANDROOM STREET PARTY will take over Davey Street from the Nepean Highway down towards Frankston pier. This outdoor mini festival will be headlined by BIRDS OF TOKYO, with a killer supports including PIERCE BROTHERS, ECCA VANDAL, ALI BARTER and THE GOOCH PALMS, and beats provided by RED BULL DJS.

Once the sun goes down, the action moves inside to the Pier Bandroom itself. The OFFICIAL BANDROOM LAUNCH will feature an epic headline set by COG, shaking downtown Frankston with their trademark monolithic prog metal anthems. Supports to be announced.

Punters can pay $40 a ticket for either event, or pay $60 for a combined ticket to both shows.

Following the launch, THE LIVING END bring their ‘Staring Down the Highway’ tour to the Pier Bandroom on Saturday 1 April. With these massive shows, and a slate of live gigs soon to be announced, Pier Bandroom is set to become a beacon for music lovers in Melbourne’s outer suburbs.

For the biggest bands of the 70’s and 80’s a show at the legendary 21st Century Nightclub in Frankston was an essential inclusion on any tour itinerary. Massive acts like Sherbert and Skyhooks, through to bands like Cold Chisel and Midnight Oil in the 80’s paid homage to the suburban masses in this infamous shrine to excess, housing what was claimed to be the largest revolving dancefloor in the Southern Hemisphere. In the times since, the venue, trading as the Pier Hotel, has continued to serve local patrons, hosting everything from cover bands through to techno DJ’s and dance parties, its central Frankston location is one of the keys to its endearing and indeed enduring qualities.

Pier Bandroom launches Saturday March 18 at Pier Hotel, 1 Davey Street in Frankston. Tickets are $40 each/$60 combined ticket via Oztix and for more information visit www.pierbandroom.com.au