New Guernica is based in the CBD district of Melbourne, and is closing after 12 years of being one of the city’s main hotspots for electronic music.
The venue is owned by a group consisting of owners Steve Costa, Dominic Lococo, Jaff Tzaferis and Kyle Bush. They have explained that the closure is linked to impending redevelopments in the nightclubs postcode along with financial losses linked to COVID-19.
COVID-19 outbreaks in the Melbourne area caused multiple lockdowns leading to loss of revenue when New Guernica had to close during those periods.
Many locals know the venue for nurturing local talent and playing host to performances from leading international acts from the electronic music scene. Some of those who played at the venue include Honey Dijon, and it’s also been a celebrity hotspot that saw patronage from the likes of Solange Knowles and George Michael.
Although the New Guernica is forced to close down in its current location, its owners have already suggested plans to reopen the nightclub in a new Melbourne location. More news of this is expected to come via their website which can be accessed HERE.
H/T: Time Out