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Sadly, the Bella All-Star Band are not immune to the global pandemic, and the traditional Swingin' Bella Christmas gigs ...
21/12/2020
A Swingin' Bella Christmas Announcement

Sadly, the Bella All-Star Band are not immune to the global pandemic, and the traditional Swingin' Bella Christmas gigs couldn't take place this year.

But there's a little something taste of what you can now download for your festive viewung pleasure, if you're interested...
https://youtu.be/uSY_Kqe1Dhw

Sadly, the Bella All-Star Band are not immune to the global pandemic, and the traditional Swingin' Bella Christmas gigs can't take place this year. But there...

Here's something for your Christmas stockings 🙂It wouldn't feel like Christmas without hanging out with these highly tal...
21/12/2020
Watch A Swingin' Bella Christmas 2020 Online | Vimeo On Demand

Here's something for your Christmas stockings 🙂
It wouldn't feel like Christmas without hanging out with these highly talented fools 🌲❤️💚

The Bella All-Star Band can't do their usual live gigs this Christmas, for obvious reasons. But that doesn't mean the Yuletide can't be celebrated.…

It's time to book tickets for THE Eurovision party of the region  raising funds for  & feat. superstars ,  & .bennetto.S...
03/03/2020

It's time to book tickets for THE Eurovision party of the region raising funds for & feat. superstars , & .bennetto.

Special Early Bird price available to the end of March ... put the saving towards a cocktail! 🍹





21/11/2019

Two shows SOLD OUT with remaining shows - 14th & 20th December - selling fast.
Book your tickets NOW people!

25/10/2019
Next show November 3!

Watch this video and get down to The Spotted Mallard on 3rd November ... then book tix to see them again -Hepburn 🙂

22/10/2019

A Swingin' Bella Christmas returns in 2019 - stay tuned!

ALL SEATS NOW SOLD-OUT!A limited number of standing room tickets will be available for purchase at the door each night. ...
11/12/2018

ALL SEATS NOW SOLD-OUT!

A limited number of standing room tickets will be available for purchase at the door each night. Email us via [email protected] if you'd like to be wait-listed for some of these, letting us know which night you'd like to come. Please keep in mind that any wait-listed tickets that are not collected by 7.30PM on the night will be made available for sale to others.

If you've got tickets, please don't forget to bring along proof of eligibility for all concession tickets purchased. Our box office team will need to charge ticket-holders unable to do so an extra $15 at the door.

Most importantly, there will be food & drinks available at the venue from 7.00pm each night!

11/12/2018
Pearl of the Quarter

We're delighted to announce that Pearl of The Quarter, an original and distinctive food truck, will be dishing up deliciousness each night alongside The Melba's pop-up bar which serves a selection of beers, wines and soft drinks. Both will be open from 7.00PM each night.

Pearl of the Quarter is a food truck and event caterer celebrating street food of the world's most vibrant quarters.

26/11/2018

The Swingin' Bella Christmas gigs are nearly SOLD-OUT!
Only 15, 20 & 4 tix left for 20th, 21st & 22nd respectively

NEWS JUST IN! A Swingin' Bella ChristmasSPECIAL GUESTS ANNOUNCED!Selina Jenkins 20th DecemberNina Ferro & Tripod 21st De...
20/11/2018

NEWS JUST IN! A Swingin' Bella Christmas
SPECIAL GUESTS ANNOUNCED!
Selina Jenkins 20th December
Nina Ferro & Tripod 21st December
Mike McLeish 22nd December
Limited tickets remaining, so BOOK NOW before we SELL-OUT
https://www.bellaunion.com.au/

18/10/2018
We're adding more and more items to our silent auction and garage sale. Head in to Bella between 2pm and 8pm tomorrow to...
24/10/2017

We're adding more and more items to our silent auction and garage sale. Head in to Bella between 2pm and 8pm tomorrow to bid or make us an offer.

Tonight is your last chance to party at Bella! Tickets are nearly sold out. Head to our website to get yours!
21/10/2017

Tonight is your last chance to party at Bella! Tickets are nearly sold out. Head to our website to get yours!

2nd last night @ Bella!
20/10/2017

2nd last night @ Bella!

18/10/2017

FREE EVENT tonight! Peter Greste : In conversation with Barry Cassidy.
Extremely timely, enlightening and passionate, The First Casualty is foreign correspondent Peter Greste’s first-hand account of how the war on journalism has spread from the battlefields of the Middle East to the governments of the West.
Doors @ 6pm

***LAST WEEK EVER @ BELLA***TUESDAY ... Join Anna Go-Go for the last Go-Go Academy. You can keep shaking it like a Polar...
16/10/2017

***LAST WEEK EVER @ BELLA***

TUESDAY ... Join Anna Go-Go for the last Go-Go Academy. You can keep shaking it like a Polaroid on a Thursday night at the Reverence Hotel

WEDNESDAY ... Readings presents Peter Greste in Conversation. In a world where the first casualty of war is truth, journalism has become the new battleground. Doors @ 6pm FREE ENTRY

THURSDAY ... Cobra Snake Necktie Records presents Ciao Bella! A Rock'n'Roll Farewell to the Bella Union. Featuring Pony Face, La Bastard, Buried Feather and Howl at the Moon - let's blow the bloody roof off! Doors @ 8pm

FRIDAY ... The Sweetest Plum Send Off Bella Union Bar. So if you’re a big boy, a bombshell, a passionate plum fan, or a random friend who keeps being bombarded by our self-promotional posts on your social media, please come along. But don’t go too hard ...
Save yourself for RRRattle the RRRafters - a DJ Party with Triple R - 3RRR 102.7FM legends Fee B Squared and Sarah Smith - entry included with your ticket!
Sweetest Plum @ 8pm
RRRattle the RRRafters FREE ENTRY before 11pm - dancing til late

SATURDAY ... Let's spend the night together - let it loose, shine a light. We're gonna celebrate Bella's last night in style, with a joyful benefit Loving Cup: A Celebration of the Songs of the Rolling Stones for two great institutions fighting the good fight and giving shelter: Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC and Launch Housing ... doors @ 8pm

And that's all folks

This time next week we'll be saying goodbye to Bella at Loving Cup: A Celebration of the Songs of the Rolling Stones. Ti...
14/10/2017
The Rolling Stones - Loving Cup

This time next week we'll be saying goodbye to Bella at Loving Cup: A Celebration of the Songs of the Rolling Stones. Tickets are selling fast so head to our website to get yours before you miss out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxSwfYpSl8U

Lyrics: I'm the man on the mountain, come on up. I'm the plowman in the valley with a face full of mud. Yes, I'm fumbling and I know my car don't start. Yes,...

13/10/2017

A few tips and faq’s for tonight’s Finishing School ...

Mr. McCelland’s Finishing School Final Night @ Bella Union –
Frequently Asked Questions.

You’re sold out? Well done.

Thanks. It’s s bit overwhelming, to be honest.

Can I get tickets at the door?

Not really. We can only sell more tickets when people leave … there are no guarantees. And if you are lucky enough to snag a ticket at the door, remember that it’s cash only, and $20.

Two rooms! How does that work?

Bella Union is the original ballroom of Trades Hall, and across the landing at the top of the stairs is the New Ballroom. We’ll be using both on Friday.
In Bella we’ll be ‘old school’ – focusing slightly more on retro stuff and the sort of music you might have heard in the first 4 years of Finishing School. In the New Ballroom, we’ll be ‘new school’, focusing more on contemporary music and the sort of stuff we've been playing at Finishing School for the last 5 years. Mind you, both rooms will be rockin’ (and may well stray from strict interpretations of the above.)

When do you start?

DJs kick off in both rooms right on 9pm. Come down early and get your dance on!

When do the doors open?

9pm! We’re opening a little earlier to really soak up our last night. (It will really help us get folks in quickly if people turn up early. If everyone arrives at 10.00pm you’ll have to queue!)

Will the line at the bar be really long?

Not if you get down early! More importantly, we have a second bar in the New Ballroom. It will be selling house spirits, cocktail specials, wines, bottled beers, cider and soft drinks. Bella will have the usual offering including tap beers and fancy drinks.

Is there a cloak room?

Our traditional self-service coat-rack cloaking system will be operational, but we’re expecting 500+ people, so bear that in mind. And remember, it’s Melbourne so everyone wears a black coat. If you can’t leave yours at home, perhaps pin your name on it so you can make sure you grab yours when you leave! With Bella closing, you’ll have to collect anything left behind by 20th October! The rack will be located just inside the venue, downstairs as you enter, and will be supervised by security all night.

Are there pass-outs?
No. Due to our heightened capacity and the strong demand for tickets, we’re going to be strict on our capacity and that means no pass-outs. Make sure you have everything you need before you enter the venue, because when you leave you leave Finishing School at Bella Union for good.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Not really. Just come on down and have fun.

10/10/2017

All tickets to Mr. McClelland's Finishing School - Final Night at Bella Union. have SOLD OUT! There will not be any available at the door on the night.

***THIS WEEK @ BELLA***MONDAY ... Jordan Shanks (Friendlyjordies) is bringing his acclaimed motivational stand-up show, ...
08/10/2017

***THIS WEEK @ BELLA***

MONDAY ... Jordan Shanks (Friendlyjordies) is bringing his acclaimed motivational stand-up show, CHIN UP, STOOGE! to Bella ... doors @ 7pm

TUESDAY ... Join the hostess with mostest, Anna Go-Go at the 2nd last Go-Go Academy at Bella ... doors @ 6.30pm

WEDNESDAY ... It's our final Round Up show! Enjoy an evening of beautiful music in an intimate setting with Twin Peaks - Lindsay Pratt & Naomi Shore and Rosie Burgess (Rosie Burgess Trio) ... doors @ 7.30pm

THURSDAY ... The results have been collected. The statistical tests have been performed. After many years at Bella Union - first as Half-Arsed Thursday, then as the Summer/Winter/Spring Sets, and latterly as the Casey Bennetto Project - it's time for Casey and the band to draw their conclusions ... doors @ 7pm

FRIDAY ... After nine dance-packed years, Mr. McClelland's Finishing School says goodbye to Bella Union! So come join us for one last time as we cut the rug Bella Union-style! 9pm til late

SATURDAY ... The life and legacy of acclaimed artist, Jesse Younan, will be celebrated in an evening of song.
Presenting an eclectic mix of remarkable musicians, each playing tribute through the reinterpretation of Jesse's potent repertoire, this event promises to be an unforgettable experience ... doors @ 7.30pm

SUNDAY ... Head in for some laughs at The Anarchist Guild Social Committee - Farewell to Bella Union! Featuring a selection of Australia's finest comics, the Anarchist Guild Social Committee returns for one last night of exceptional sketch-comedy to farewell the venue where it all started, Bella Union!
Doors @ 5pm

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