FBi Social now a permanent venue

As the new 600 punter capacity venue Upstairs at the Beresford prepares to open this week, the news has just arrived that the FBi Social will continue on as a permanent venue.

Following a successful 12-week trial period, FBi Radio’s general manager Evan Kaldor has announced that “The trial has far exceeded our expectations – we’ve had over 6,000 punters attending 40 gigs played by 80 bands from across Sydney and Australia. FBi Social has proven that Sydney can sustain, and indeed embraces, more music venues. We think FBi Social has an important role to play as a smaller capacity, intimate space for emerging bands in Sydney”.

During the trial period the venue, on level 2 of the Kings Cross Hotel, has hosted Jack Ladder, Dappled Cities, Bleeding Knees Club, World’s End Press and many more. FBi Social will continue programming Thursday through Saturday nights and will look to open more nights, including Sundays and special events, from August.

Venues opening and remaining open in Sydney?! What is this strange new land we’re living in? Let’s just ignore the brief attempt to launch a live venue in the belly of Star City casino, shall we…