Tech coordinator Leon Dalziel outside The Barrytown Hall as doors open. Photo: Anthonie Tonnon.
The Barrytown Hall on the South Island's West Coast has been hosting bands since the early '70s, fuelling demand from a migration of alternative lifestylers. Its allure among musicians has seen it visited by international legends like Townes Van Zandt, as well as providing an early touring stop for New Zealand bands from Blerta to Trinity Roots and The Mint Chicks.
Anthonie Tonnon visits the legendary community hall.