Living the dream as an on-campus venue means that UC Refectory is all about making the most of the student experience, as well as getting the wider community amped about live music.
We sat down with Live Music manager, Kelsey Bagust, to get the lowdown on exactly how (and why) Free Entry shows are the bomb...
There are a couple of Free Entry shows coming up at UC. How cool's that!?
It’s pretty cool indeed. Free music? Awesome, right?
How are you able to put on shows without charging punters for entry?
We’re lucky in the sense that our main business objective is to improve the student experience. We’re a not-for-profit organization, which means that we’re able to subsidize or remove the cost of some shows.
And why would you want to do that?
Well, it means we’re able to make live music more accessible, by removing some of those financial barriers (not only for students, but for the general public too) and that means that more people get to see live music, so that’s a win.
There are also heaps of $5 shows in the calendar, how is that possible?!
We’ve been working hard on developing our relationships with sponsors, so for example, we’re working with Furphy to present KLP at UC Refectory in October. Tickets are only $5, because our Furphy have been willing to subsidise some of the event running costs.
What's coming up at UC that you're most excited for?
I’m ridiculously excited to catch KLP at the Refectory. She’s just released some totally killer new tracks and collaborations, which I have no doubt she’ll be dropping left, right and centre.