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The Stoneleigh Lounge Pop-Up

A shipping container provides shelter throughout the Sydney Festival.

The Stoneleigh Lounge Pop-Up


January 7th, 2010

As the Sydney Festival launches this weekend across the city, promising a feast of visual arts, theatre, music and dance from 9 January until 30 January, the unlikely reincarnation of a shipping container is ‘popping’ up for the occasion.

After a slick debut at Custom’s House last November, the ‘Stoneleigh Lounge’ pop-up container bar, is set to provide a laid-back watering hole for Sydney’s festivalgoers.

Constructed from a 12m recycled shipping container, this unique reincarnation was designed by architects Kelvin Ho and Jeremy Bull.

Weighing in at just over 12 tonnes – much of which is owed to the famous winery’s ‘sunstones’ which line the bar – Stoneleigh wine promises to be flowing for summer.

Spilling out of the container and onto an alfresco space, the bar will televise all the action live from College Street on the Festival opening night January 9, 2010.

The lounge will then ‘pop-up’ at a variety of locations around Sydney over the summer, including the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay, Dawes Point, Rushcutters Bay and Kings Street Wharf’s Bungalow 8.


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