Missed out on tickets to SITG? Or just can’t be bothered to battle the 18 hour drive up to Byron Bay? What ever your reason may be for missing the festival, you can still get a slice of the SITG action sans tent pegs, gumboots and over-priced beer.
The Palace has seen many face changes over the years, from its inception as a theatre in the early 1900s through its days as the Metro, to its current incarnation as one of Melbourne's best music venues.
Sitting pride of place at the top end of Bourke, the Palace is as central as you can get in Melbourne. Step inside and it's like a timewarp back to the golden days, with a beautiful foyer giving way to tiered stalls curling round the stage.
Get in early and grab yourself a spot at the front of the first level for the perfect vantage point, unless you're the type that just has to be down in the mosh pit. Nothing wrong with that either.