The Lansdowne Hotel, a rock’n’roll-friendly live music bar on the corner of City Road and Broadway, Chippendale, is set to close its doors for good.

The news comes as another blow to the Sydney music scene, as a spate of venues have recently announced their closure in partial or direct response to the 1:30am lockout laws implemented in 2014 by the New South Wales State Government.

The Lansdowne sits outside the lockout zone, but the venue has experienced its own difficulties in recent years. In 2013, a fire broke out in the hotel, leading to its closure for three months.

The building was purchased last year by the Oscars Group, the same owners who currently operate the Annandale Hotel, another of Sydney’s historic live music venues. However, the Lansdowne has now been secured by the Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA) for its new campus opening in 2016. A development application has been lodged with the City of Sydney to convert the hotel “to an education use (200 students)”.

The Lansdowne is set to shut on Tuesday September 29.

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