Events at Hotel Esplanade

Jack Botts + Felipe Baldomir + Maddy May

Thu 20 Feb 2020, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Approachable Members Of Your Local Community - 'Love Thy Neighbour' Tour

Fri 21 Feb 2020, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Praised as one of the buzz acts of BIGSOUND 2019, Approachable Members of Your Local Community bring their 'Love Thy Neighbour' Tour to the Gersh this Feb - with Special guests Higher Places and Lola Scott more »

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Riff Raiders Single Launch

Fri 21 Feb 2020, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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The Stained Daisies + Zenith Moon

Sat 22 Feb 2020, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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RAW Comedy 2020

Sun 23 Feb 2020, 1.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for… the best new comedians are taking to the stage to battle it out at this, the ultimate fairground of funny, RAW Comedy! more »

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Raw Comedy 2020

Sun 23 Feb 2020, 1.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for… the best new comedians are taking to the stage to battle it out at this, the ultimate fairground of funny, RAW Comedy! more »

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Basement Blues: Heinous Hounds Blues Band

Sun 23 Feb 2020, 3.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 25 Feb 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Rogerstein Lounge

Wed 26 Feb 2020, 5.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Scott Candlish + Joyce Prescher

Thu 27 Feb 2020, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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The Witching Hour + Locus

Fri 28 Feb 2020, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Nightlight + Wurli + Hokusai

Sat 29 Feb 2020, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Basement Blues: Three Kings

Sun 1 Mar 2020, 3.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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DRUM CLASS WITH HEY DRUMS AND SPECIAL GUEST JULIA WATT

Mon 2 Mar 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Exercise your liberation on the drum kit with semi-private drumming lessons in the Gershwin Room with the crew from Hey Drums and a special guest teaching each month. more »

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Ossicle Duo presents Espy Underground Sessions

Mon 2 Mar 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Expect some weird and wonderful sounds emanating from The Hotel Esplanade Basement this year, thanks to experimental new music specialists, Ossicle Duo. more »

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The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 3 Mar 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Rogerstein Lounge

Wed 4 Mar 2020, 5.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Ghosts of Hotel Esplanade

Wed 4 Mar 2020, 6.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Ghost tour meets true crime and tales of centuries passed.. Explore the 140-year-old iconic Hotel Esplanade and the ghosts of land and souls. more »

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MAMMAL

Fri 6 Mar 2020, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Internationally renowned for their smouldering, in control and swaggering live performances, Victoria’s underground funk/punk heroes Mammal take over the Gersh this March w. special guests Rival Fire more »

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Adele & The Chandeliers + Routines

Fri 6 Mar 2020, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Basement Blues: Heinous Hounds Blues Band

Sun 8 Mar 2020, 3.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Ska Nation 2020

Sun 8 Mar 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Ska Nation returns 2020 with a HUGE line up feat. Mustard Plug (USA), Loin Groin, The Resignators + Out of Control Army (MEX) more »

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Architecture Now with Techne

Tue 10 Mar 2020, 6.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A story lead by architects Techne, a transformative part of the collective of creatives behind the 2018 reincarnation of Hotel Esplanade. Weave through the hotel into rooms not seen by the masses, lined with the detail and intention of an artist's mind. more »

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The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 10 Mar 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Rogerstein Lounge

Wed 11 Mar 2020, 5.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Flor de Toloache

Wed 11 Mar 2020, 7.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Flor de Toloache bring their unique blend of culture and sound to the Gershwin room this March! more »

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Brixton Alley + The Mean Times

Fri 13 Mar 2020, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Nyxen (LIVE) & Buddy Ryan & Guests

Fri 13 Mar 2020, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Sydney based producer Nyxen heads to the Gersh this March with special guests Buddy Ryan and more! more »

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The Flock Single Launch

Sat 14 Mar 2020, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Basement Blues: Three Kings

Sun 15 Mar 2020, 3.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Drop In Life Drawing

Mon 16 Mar 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Reveal your inner creative as we welcome you into the warmth of the private balcony bar with one of our favourite artists. An opportunity to 'drop in' to your freedom by putting pencil, charcoal or pen to paper. more »

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The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 17 Mar 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Rogerstein Lounge

Wed 18 Mar 2020, 5.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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HER + Electrique Birds

Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Tek Tek Ensemble

Sat 21 Mar 2020, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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O_C_E_A_N OPENING: Podcast (live)_Janenne Willis in conversation with artists + scientists

Sun 22 Mar 2020, 10.00am | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Ocean lovers unite for a topical discussion centred around three works in the festival through the lens of artists and scientists. more »

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SEABOMB_Liza Boston + Don William Bingemer

Sun 22 Mar 2020, 11.00am | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

This work explores the contemporary duality as we move towards near term human extinction, of what we expect to see, when we see the sea, and what we are confronted with in our current reality. The fiction and the fact. more »

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PROTECT: People and Oceans_Jagoda Jago

Sun 22 Mar 2020, 11.00am | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

An animation reflecting the utopia of what still exists for us today and what is possible if we act on climate change now, to slow our Earth's warming. more »

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SPRING TIDE_Tai Snaith

Sun 22 Mar 2020, 11.00am | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Artist and author, Tai Snaith pops up with a series of works that celebrate the play that arises from the depths of the sea when lunar is full in the sky. more »

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Basement Blues: Heinous Hounds Blues Band

Sun 22 Mar 2020, 3.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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CRYSTALLINE SURFER - ILLUSION FOREVER (LIVE)_Rebecca Jensen + Rafaella McDonald

Sun 22 Mar 2020, 5.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A unique performance created for O_C_E_A_N, playing once only in the Gershwin Room. more »

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NEW MOONRISE RITUAL_Janenne Willis

Tue 24 Mar 2020, 6.30am | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A morning of connection and intention with ocean woman, artist and creator of O_C_E_A_N as the moon rises. more »

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The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 24 Mar 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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FILM: ALBATROSS

Tue 24 Mar 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

In the heart of the great Pacific, a story is taking place that may change the way you see everything. more »

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Rogerstein Lounge

Wed 25 Mar 2020, 5.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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TILT_Matthias Schack-Arnott

Wed 25 Mar 2020, 6.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

This participatory installation is an artistic response to the urgency of the state of nature today. The work is a place for reflection on how we each affect the balance of the world we inhabit. more »

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SPRING TIDE: Artist talk with Tai Snaith

Wed 25 Mar 2020, 6.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A note from artist and author Tai Snaith for the opening of the collection 'Spring Tide', a series of works that celebrates the play which arises from the depths of the sea when lunar is full in the sky. more »

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THE DEEP SEA_Neal Argawal

Fri 27 Mar 2020, 11.00am | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

With a fun disposition Neal explores the facts of natures wide open spaces, like the sea and outer space, through coding and design. Interact with this piece across the weekend in the hotel, to learn what lies beneath. more »

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CREST_Matthias Schack-Arnott

Fri 27 Mar 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

This performance is an artistic response to the urgency of the state of nature today. The work is a place for reflection upon how we each effect the balance of the world we inhabit. more »

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SURFING PAINTING_Henry Jock Walker

Sat 28 Mar 2020, 9.00am | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A colourful day adventure in nature with artist, Henry Jock Walker, teaching the art of surfing whilst painting. more »

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TILT: Artist talk with Matthias Schack-Arnott

Sat 28 Mar 2020, 11.00am | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

For the opening of TILT we will gather for an intimate talk to understand the inspiration and narrative behind one of Matthias loved concepts, a large scale 'ocean drum' more »

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MIGRATION PATTERNS: Sound walk_(5PM)_Leah Barclay

Sat 28 Mar 2020, 5.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A sound experience drawing on movements in the sea both near and far. Join us for dusk at the waters edge by the St Kilda Pier. more »

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MIGRATION PATTERNS: Sound walk_(6:30PM)_Leah Barclay

Sat 28 Mar 2020, 6.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A sound experience drawing on movements in the sea both near and far. Join us for dusk at the waters edge by the St Kilda Pier. more »

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UNDER THE SEA (Kids Art Activity)_Linden New Art

Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.00am | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Children are the key holders to the future, and like us, they have ideas and innate callings for nature's longevity. Join Linden New Art as they conjure up a possible future of a life under the sea. more »

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SEABOMB_Liza Boston + Don William Bingemer

Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.00am | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

This work explores the contemporary duality as we move towards near term human extinction, of what we expect to see, when we see the sea, and what we are confronted with in our current reality. The fiction and the fact. more »

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TILT_Matthias Schack-Arnott

Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.00am | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

This participatory installation is an artistic response to the urgency of the state of nature today. The work is a place for reflection on how we each affect the balance of the world we inhabit. more »

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O_C_E_A_N CLOSING: Art party

Sun 29 Mar 2020, 6.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

An intimate Sunday session overlooking the sea. Closing out the week as the moon sets. more »

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Basement Blues: Three Kings

Sun 29 Mar 2020, 6.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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DRUM CLASS WITH HEY DRUMS AND SPECIAL GUEST CAT LEAHY

Mon 30 Mar 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Exercise your liberation on the drum kit with semi-private drumming lessons in the Gershwin Room with the crew from Hey Drums and a special guest teaching each month. more »

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The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 31 Mar 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Rogerstein Lounge featuring Ben Salter & Dominic Hoey

Wed 1 Apr 2020, 5.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Basement Blues: Benny & the Blue Flames

Sun 5 Apr 2020, 6.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Ossicle Duo presents Espy Underground Sessions

Mon 6 Apr 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Expect some weird and wonderful sounds emanating from The Hotel Esplanade Basement this year, thanks to experimental new music specialists, Ossicle Duo. more »

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The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 7 Apr 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Rogerstein Lounge

Wed 8 Apr 2020, 5.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Basement Blues: Three Kings

Sun 12 Apr 2020, 6.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 14 Apr 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Rogerstein Lounge

Wed 15 Apr 2020, 5.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Basement Blues: Heinous Hounds Blues Band

Sun 19 Apr 2020, 6.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Drop In Life Drawing

Mon 20 Apr 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Reveal your inner creative as we welcome you into the warmth of the private balcony bar with one of our favourite artists. An opportunity to 'drop in' to your freedom by putting pencil, charcoal or pen to paper. more »

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Architecture Now with Techne

Tue 21 Apr 2020, 6.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A story lead by architects Techne, a transformative part of the collective of creatives behind the 2018 reincarnation of Hotel Esplanade. Weave through the hotel into rooms not seen by the masses, lined with the detail and intention of an artist's mind. more »

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The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 21 Apr 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Rogerstein Lounge

Wed 22 Apr 2020, 5.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Basement Blues: Three Kings

Sun 26 Apr 2020, 3.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 28 Apr 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Rogerstein Lounge

Wed 29 Apr 2020, 5.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Drop In Life Drawing

Mon 11 May 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Reveal your inner creative as we welcome you into the warmth of the private balcony bar with one of our favourite artists. An opportunity to 'drop in' to your freedom by putting pencil, charcoal or pen to paper. more »

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Ghosts of Hotel Esplanade

Wed 13 May 2020, 6.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Ghost tour meets true crime and tales of centuries passed.. Explore the 140-year-old iconic Hotel Esplanade and the ghosts of land and souls. more »

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Ossicle Duo presents Espy Underground Sessions

Mon 18 May 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Expect some weird and wonderful sounds emanating from Hotel Esplanade Basement this year, thanks to experimental new music specialists, Ossicle Duo. more »

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Ossicle Duo presents Espy Underground Sessions

Mon 29 Jun 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Expect some weird and wonderful sounds emanating from The Hotel Esplanade Basement this year, thanks to experimental new music specialists, Ossicle Duo. more »

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Venue Details

“As much as you’ve bought The Espy, you’ll never really own it” – a message passed on from the previous owners of Hotel Esplanade and a statement that rings true today.

Your favourite band in The Gershwin Room, pre-gig beers in the Star Wars bar, stumbling in from the seaside… everyone has a story to tell about The Espy. 140 years of stories and secrets are hidden in its walls, from budding romances, to celebrations, break ups and make ups.

If the walls could talk, they’d tell some unbelievable tales.

A home for many years to Melbourne’s colourful characters, from members of the arts community, to musicians looking for their first big break and the philanthropist, Alfred Felton, who lived and died in The Espy.

Since reopening its doors in 2018, every square centimetre of The Espy is now open for your enjoyment, including the fifth level which has never before been open to the public.

The reimagined Hotel Esplanade is full of music, arts, cocktails, fun and laughter.

To put it simply, there is no pub like it.

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Accessibility Info

Companion Card Access: This venue accepts companion cards. Simply purchase your ticket and contact moshtix to arrange access for your Companion. You must have a valid Companion Card and Photo ID to match when attending an event. Note: for any events with VIP Packages or extra inclusion items, access for the Carer only includes event entry. Should your Carer wish to take advantage of the package extras they will need to purchase the VIP Package tickets. No discounts apply for the full packages.

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