Well this little corner certainly was my favourite part of the venue.
The World Bar stage. It was small, a bit pokey and awkwardly shaped, as well as probably being only about 25cm high back in the original days of our live music scene.
It's intended purpose wasn't even to be a stage. Hence the staircase that used to run down into the middle of it! (Which was pretty good for rocking guitar solos we found.) However, things had to change for us to progress. And boy how it did. I won't allude to how we made things change just yet but thanks to some hard work and some out there ideas, everything drastically improved.
We've had some legends play on that wee stage, filled with character. From the original weekly gig of The Cartel/Mojo/Pistol Knights to the greats such as The Hilltop Hoods, Ahori Buzz, Sola Rosa, Homebrew Crew and DJ Yoda to name but a few. We have been truly blessed.
It won't end here. WIth fresh ideas and a lot learned from the old joint, we're promising to increase your live music experience in the future. We want to make it more gig friendly on many fronts so we can continue to attract some epic acts to Queenstown. Live music may be on hold for the moment, but it's not leaving. We promise.
A little before and after imagery below. That night someone really did set the stage on fire.