The Esplanade Hotel

  • Phone: (03) 9534 0211
  • Address:
    The Esplanade Hotel
    11 The Esplanade
    St Kilda, Melbourne, VIC 3182
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The Esplanade to all since 1878

For over 100 years the Esplanade Hotel has been Melbourne's (and indeed Australia's) premier live music venue. Since the early days of string performances in the late 1800s The Espy’s hallowed stages have been graced by the finest performers from around Australia and the world.

Everyone from local legends like Paul Kelly and Dallas Crane to The Kills & Hot Hot Heat, Jet to John Farnham have performed at The Espy. AS well as international metal heavyweights Ed Guy and Deeds of Flesh, hip hop's finest such as DJ Cash Money, Steinski and Peanut Butter Wolf and dance music’s leading DJs including Plump DJs, Stanton Warriors and Andy C, Public enemy (usa),Jungle Brothers (usa),Dj Numark - Jurassic 5 (usa),Dj Vadim & Yarrah Bravo (uk), Scottie B (usa),Peter & the Test Tube Babies (uk), The Death Set (Usa),Between The Buried and me (Usa),The Hard Ons ,The Meanies, Z-Trip (usa), Boom Crash Opera, Atomic Hooligan (uk), The Vasco Era, Kid Koala (can), Tzu, Bonjah, Ed-Uk (Brazil), Poison The well (usa), Dillinger Escape Plan (usa), Every Time I Die (usa), Evergreen Terrace(usa), Gold Finger (usa), Valencia (usa), Riverboat Gamblers (usa), Dan Deacon (usa), High Places (usa), Pivot, Rowland S howard(rip), Funkoars, Calling All Cars,Rock The Bay Festival, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Quintron & Miss Pussycat (usa), Phrase, Seth Sentry, Muph & Plutonic, Horrorshow, The Fauves, Ash Grunwald, Dj Revolution (usa), Kora (Nz), Behind Crimson Eyes, De La Soul (usa), Cut Chemist (usa), Yacht Club Dj's, Juke Kartel, Kelevra (uk), The Gimmies (jap), Mental As Anything, London Electricity (Uk), Sega (usa), Dave Nada (usa), Nasa (usa), Flipper (usa), James Reyne, Ghost Face Killah, Gomez (uk), Grant Walmsley (screaming jets), Even, The New Christs, Downsyde, Pez, Dj Benzi (usa), The Beautiful Girls, Blue Juice, The Wreckery, The Ears, The Nation Blue, Ladi 6, Dukes of Windsor, Borne, Santiago & Bushido (usa), Pnc (nz), Arabian Prince - N.W.A (usa), Foamo (uk), Hostage (uk), Swarm Festival (Hard rock Festival), Cyber Punkers (Italy), EPMD (usa), Bias B, Rob Threezy (usa), Chali 2 na - Jurassic 5 (usa), Akil - Jurassic 5 (usa), Q Bert - World best scratch dj(usa),Supernatural - World best Battle MC (usa), Rahzel - World best Beatboxer (usa), Js-1 - rocksteady crew (usa), Bass Clef (uk) , Ross Wilson, Dj Spooky (usa), Galvatrons, Mest (usa), Sola Rosa (nz), M.O.P (mash out posee/G-unit) (usa), Maseo - De La Soul (usa), Rico Tubbs (usa), The Hump Day Project, The Wailers (jam), Cosmic Psychos, The Bamboos, Neil Armstrong - Jay-z tour dj (usa), Modular Xmas Party, Muscles, Tame Impala, Jonathan Boulet, Bang Gang Dj's
Canyons, Marva Whitney (usa), Jackson Jackson, Inspector Cluzo (France), Paul Dempsey, Slap & Dash, Tumble Weed, Little Red, Oh Mercy, Dj Yoda (uk), Dj Cash Money (usa), Dj Scratch - EPMD (usa),Total Eclipse (usa), Method Man & Redman (usa), Black Joe Lewis (usa), Whitley, Mountain Mocha Kilaminjaro (jap), Dialated Peoples (usa), Aloe Blacc (usa), Apsci (usa),
Speech De Belle (uk), Andy & Jaymo George - BBC1 (Uk), Norman Jay (uk), Danielle Moore - Grand Master Flash (usa), Dead Prez (usa), X, Scatter Fest Version I, James Amato (usa), Shit Robot (usa), Mowgli (italy) . Oz up and comers Wolfmother and Airbourne have also graced our stages. And its not just live music, comedians like Dave Hughes, Rove and more cut their teeth at the Espy. The Espy also hosts the SBS TV production ‘Rockwiz’.

Truly a physical landmark in St Kilda, and a cultural icon to Australia, the Espy continues this long standing tradition of live music, on an average week the pub plays host to over 50 bands and DJs across 3 stages 7 days a week and alot of it free.

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