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June 2, 2020

Lion Arts Factory is hosting parties in its artist green rooms

The Lion Arts Factory is dusting off its beer taps for its Green Room Experience, welcoming bookings of up to 20 people into its VIP lounge for booze and Sunny’s pizza.

  • Words: Johnny von Einem
  • Pictures: Supplied


The gradual recovery of public life we’re seeing in the CBD, and across South Australia, feels like the first step on a paved path back to normal life, after a few months spent treading lightly on unsure ground.


Lion Arts Festival’s Green Room Experience
68 North Terrace, Adelaide 5000
Bookings available for 12—13 June

Book here.

Most live music venues, though, remain as boarded up now as they were at the end of March, with no evidence of a return to normality for the industry in sight.

Social distancing remains the right and responsible choice at this juncture in our COVIDventure, so there is little that can be done for an industry based off the concept of hundreds of people pressing up against each other in a mosh pit.

(Aside from giving right and proper stimulus where it’s needed.)

One live music venue taking tentative first steps towards trade is Lion Arts Factory, who are opening up their artist green room to the public for a series of lock-in parties to whomever is looking for a private place to party over the weekend.

“This is the first time we’ll be opening the doors to the general public since our last gig back in March,” the venue says via a statement.

“We’re using it as an opportunity to welcome back the people to a live music venue, even if the stage won’t be in use for a little while yet.

“The loosening of government restrictions in the past couple of weeks have made us rethink how we can bring people back to the venue. We built these state-of-the-art band rooms, normally reserved for internationally touring artists and we want to welcome in the people who wouldn’t usually be allowed in for the first time.”



The green room parties are available to a minimum of 10 people and capped at 20 people, with a two-hour session available for $50 a head.

The cost will get you an unlimited beer, wine and spirits package (some exclusions apply), a personal bartender, and pizza and sides from Solomon Street pizzeria Sunny’s.

The Lion Arts Factory Green Room Experience is not only a great way to responsibly celebrate South Australia’s eased restrictions, but you’re also helping to keep LAF staff busy too.

The first weekend booked out within 24 hours, so you’ll have to find somewhere else to get the rockstar treatment this long weekend, but there are spots available for 12-13 June.

Book online here.

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