LEEDS MUSIC: The Warehouse Re-Launches as a New Edition to the Leeds Live Music Scene
Image: The Warehouse Leeds
Legendary Leeds music venue, The Warehouse, has undergone a massive refurbishment and is set to re-launch as a brand-new live events space for the city later this month.
Having played host to legendary club nights for over 40 years, the iconic space on Somers Street, will now cater for live events as well as club nights. Talent from across the UK and beyond will be welcomed to the venue to re-launch it as the home of eclectic music and performances in the heart of the city.
The venue will has a new live events element until 10pm, switching to various club nights after that time. With restrictions being lifted for hospitality from the 19th July, and plenty of acts and DJs booked to appear, management is confident that people will be flocking to the venue when it opens to experience what The Warehouse has become known for – being the epicentre of music and clubbing in the North of England.
With a capacity of 600 for live music events, the team is keen to attract a mixture of both established and new acts that will appeal to those looking for something a little different and memorable in Leeds city centre.
Confirmed live acts and DJs so far include Annie Mac, Alan Fizpartick and Richy Ahemd, Black Grape, Goldie Lookin Chain and Versatile. Opening week has already sold out, with events planned every single day.
Co-owner at The Warehouse, Will Habergham, says: "Post-COVID nightlife and venues have had to adapt. We have had to take a new direction. Traditional night clubs have had to diversify to survive, essentially offering a flexible space that can accommodate all sorts of events. In the conventional sense, nightclubs are no longer what they used to be, and unfortunately, many venues have been forced to close due to the pandemic.
There has definitely been a move towards bar culture and nightlife, as we know it, has changed. Whilst there is still a place for nightclubs, we think nightlife will be more event and experience-led, and due to the pandemic, for some students, it will be the first time they have ever even experienced a nightclub!"
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