Bristol branch of Rough Trade to open in place of Rise

Bristol branch of Rough Trade to open in place of Rise

Posted on: 07 Aug 2017

The celebrated record store Rough Trade have announced plans to open a branch in Bristol, following the closure of Rise at the end of the summer.


A new branch of Rough Trade is to open in Bristol following the closure of Rise Music on the Triangle at the end of the summer. The two music entities joined forces two years ago and will continue to work together in bringing this new venture to fruition, with the new branch, they say, comprising a record shop, café, bar and performance space.


A joint statement posted on Facebook read:


“Rise Bristol is closing the current chapter on its inspiring history, whilst making plans for the opening of an exciting new one…


“Rough Trade, the legendary independent music retailer joined forces with Rise a few years ago and together will open an impressive new Rough Trade in Bristol – featuring a café, bar and incredible live performance space.


“Rise Bristol will shut its doors at the end of the Summer, stay tuned for news about Rough Trade Bristol…”

Rough Trade

This will come as good news to the city’s music fans, many of whom had worried over the future of Rise after circulation of the news that it was to end its tenure on the Clifton Triangle.


Rough Trade is a name synonymous with independent music. Growing from a small record shop in West London to world-renowned label and brand, Rough Trade has been responsible for some of the best recordings, shows and movements since 1978.


And it will make an exciting addition to Bristol, which is set to become one of only four cities in the world to boast a Rough Trade store.


For more news from Rough Trade, click here. To visit the Rise website, click here.

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Sam Mason-Jones

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