Karova Lounge’s 12th Birthday

Karova Lounge’s 12th Birthday

July 23, 2004 was the date the venue opened its doors to the public. It was a year in which Usher would have the highest-selling album of the year. Music legend Ray Charles would pass away at the age of 73. Jet would write their place in the annals of Australian rock by cleaning up at the ARIAs. Australian bands including Birds of Tokyo, The Audreys, Howling Bells and The Getaway Plan formed. It was also a year in which Soundwave made its festival debut, then known as Gravity Soundwave and run within with Gravity Games.

Now in its 12th year of operating, things are kicking along nicely for the Karova as they continue to be at the forefront of live music in Ballarat. Not only has the venue played host to a seemingly endless list of Australian and international talent including Okkervil River, Birds of Tokyo, 360, Ben Kweller, Girl Talk, Wolfmother, You Am I, The Jezabels, Boy & Bear, Something for Kate, Art vs. Science, Magic Dirt, Augie March and Architecture in Helsinki, but they have also championed backyard artists including Epicure, Yacht Club DJs, Hunting Grounds and Goldfields.

This year’s birthday celebration on July 15 will be had alongside U D L Sound System, Twinsy, Kuchi Kopi, Trillionayers, Electric Mud and Habit. Here’s to another decade of incredible live music, discovery and fun times at the Karova. Happy birthday from Forte!

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When & Where: Karova Lounge, Ballarat – July 15