170 Russell Melbourne

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Melbourne’s 170 Russell is the inheritor of a rich heritage stretching back more than 40 years and continues with its progenitor’s legacy of delivering amazing live acts in the heart of the city’s Chinatown.

When it was known as the Billboard, 170 Russell brought many huge names to the country’s second largest city. It was not unusual for names of acts like hip-hop legends De La Soul or rock gods like Tina Turner and AC/DC to grace the marquee.

The Billboard closed its doors in 2014, underwent some extensive renovations, and reopened as 170 Russell. What emerged out the chaos of construction was a plush multi-purpose space designed to host bands of all kinds. To this day techno, rock, R&B, reggae and pop acts continue to grace the stage.

Contact Details

170 Russell Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia
900 capacity
(03) 9639 4000

170 Russell isn’t a venue that serves food; to be honest, if they did, it would be gilding the lily. Being in Chinatown means that 170 Russell is surrounded by all sides by some of the city’s most exotic and fabulous restaurants.

Inside, patrons are spoilt for choice when it comes to places they can wet their whistle. There are several bars and lounges scattered through the facility offering wine, beer and spirits.

Gig info is displayed on the venue’s website where tickets can be purchased as well. It is an amazing place to listen to great music with about 900 of your closest friends.

Getting There and Away

If travelling by tram, get on the 86 or 96 and get off at Stop 7. The venue is a 2-minute walk away. If travelling by Train, get off at the Parliament Railway Station stop and travel by foot for about 10 minutes to 170 Russell.

170 Russell Events

Past Events at 170 Russell

Lastlings — Melbourne (Show #3) Event Image

Lastlings — Melbourne (Show #3)

25th February 2021
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Slowly Slowly [NEW DATE] Event Image

Slowly Slowly [NEW DATE]

16th October 2020
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The Kite String Tangle - Melbourne [POSTPONED] Event Image

The Kite String Tangle - Melbourne [POSTPONED]

14th October 2020
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Boys Like Girls [NEW DATE] Event Image

Boys Like Girls [NEW DATE]

10th September 2020
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Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers Event Image

Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers

5th January 2020
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EarthGang [Sold Out] Event Image

EarthGang [Sold Out]

7th December 2019
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Bob Moses Event Image

Bob Moses

29th November 2019
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Northlane [Sold Out] Event Image

Northlane [Sold Out]

18th October 2019
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Northlane Event Image


17th October 2019
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The Chats Event Image

The Chats

3rd October 2019
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Bingo Loco Event Image

Bingo Loco

31st August 2019
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Didirri Event Image


30th August 2019
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Friendly Fires Event Image

Friendly Fires

21st July 2019
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Polish Club Event Image

Polish Club

28th June 2019
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Benson Event Image


31st May 2019
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15th March 2019
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Millencolin Event Image


5th March 2019
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Dead Letter Circus Event Image

Dead Letter Circus

21st December 2018
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Slowly Slowly (Sold Out) Event Image

Slowly Slowly (Sold Out)

14th December 2018
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Holy Holy Event Image

Holy Holy

7th December 2018
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Set Mo 'Stamina Session' Event Image

Set Mo 'Stamina Session'

5th November 2018
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Shapeshifter Event Image


26th October 2018
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Running Touch (Sold Out) Event Image

Running Touch (Sold Out)

12th October 2018
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TesseracT Event Image


14th September 2018
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Crooked Colours (Sold Out) Event Image

Crooked Colours (Sold Out)

31st August 2018
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Crooked Colours (2nd Show) Event Image

Crooked Colours (2nd Show)

30th August 2018
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British India Event Image

British India

15th June 2018
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DZ Deathrays Event Image

DZ Deathrays

23rd May 2018
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Confidence Man Event Image

Confidence Man

20th May 2018
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GUD VIBES - NGHTMRE B2B Slander Event Image


24th April 2018
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Alex Lahey (Sold Out) Event Image

Alex Lahey (Sold Out)

20th April 2018
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Alex Lahey (Sold Out) Event Image

Alex Lahey (Sold Out)

18th April 2018
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The Jungle Giants Event Image

The Jungle Giants

15th April 2018
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Big Boi Event Image

Big Boi

13th March 2018
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We The Kings Event Image

We The Kings

4th February 2018
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Bag Raiders Event Image

Bag Raiders

16th July 2017
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Luca Brasi Event Image

Luca Brasi

25th June 2017
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Snakehips Event Image


2nd May 2017
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Kingswood Event Image


26th March 2017
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HARTS + YEO Event Image


17th February 2017
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UV Boi + Young Franco Event Image

UV Boi + Young Franco

20th January 2017
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Northeast Party House Event Image

Northeast Party House

9th September 2016
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Seth Sentry Event Image

Seth Sentry

8th July 2016
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Hot Dub Time Machine Event Image

Hot Dub Time Machine

3rd June 2016
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Hot Dub Time Machine Event Image

Hot Dub Time Machine

27th May 2016
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Andrew McMahon Event Image

Andrew McMahon

23rd August 2015
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