On Friday night a line of people snaked away from the transformed Argus Builinding waiting to explore Melbourne Music Week's hub- Where?House. The 80 year old building has sat on the corner of La Trobe and Elizabeth street in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, empty and derelict for more than twenty years. That was until Elise Peyronnet, curator of Melbourne Music Week, got her hands on it.
How she got permits to host a music festival in the dilapidated building is anyone's guess. But we're glad she did. The building is mainly a shell and only the first two floors are usuable but it's unlike anything you've seen before.
Downstairs a sea of people rocked and bopped to the sounds of Kitsuné' Housse de Racket and nu-disco phenoms PillowTalk. Upstairs patrons munched on ribs, burgers, tacos and pho provided by temporary food stalls from Touché Hombre, Fancy Hank's BBQ, I Love Pho and Huxtaburger. Art installations, a retro market, pumping bar and light shows made this one hell of a party.
Have a flick through our gallery above and make sure you get down to check it out Where?House this week.
Melbourne Music Week is running from November 16 to 24. For more information, head to where-house.com.au