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Profile Last Updated: June 26, 2008
Since the 1960s, Dinwoodie Lounge has served as a prime space for some of Edmonton's better-known musical acts and a fave whistle stop for touring Canadian artists. But its biggest claim to fame is still being the only venue where punk pioneer Iggy Pop ever admitted to injuring himself onstage. It was in the early '80s, when the Iggster was in the middle of one of his crazy contortions and his ankle slipped through a stage partition. Years later, Iggy would downplay the incident, saying it took place in "...some Arctic outpost up there."
There have been numerous memorable faces that have graced the stage of this student venue. The Igster (of course), Blue Rodeo, Radiohead, Jeff Healey, The Odds and other acts in their prime have used the Dinwoodie stage as a major stopover on various national tours. Although rising tuition costs have carved a chunk into students' entertainment dollars, Dinwoodie still stages major attractions for a reasonable price.
Always open to the widest range of shows, Dinwoodie can hold over 600 patrons. The Lounge is versatile for all types of events, from family shows to licensed cabarets and even industry tradeshows. Located in the Student Union Building at the University of Alberta, this lounge is also used for different university activities, including Dance Clubs and student group activities. Conveniently accessible by traveling with Edmonton’s public transit, visitors and locals can easily find their way for an entertaining evening!