Basement 45 are reopening in May with a series of seated events

Basement 45 are reopening in May with a series of seated events

Posted on: 23 Apr 2021

Some light at the end of the tunnel for Bristol's longest-running club venue.


Much-loved central Bristol club Basement 45 have announced plans to reopen in May, set to run a series of socially distanced, seated events hosted by a selection of renowned local promoters and labels.


With such limited indoor space available, and no outdoor space to make use of, the venue team have been forced to remain closed for almost the entirety of the pandemic, opening for a brief period when restrictions were temporarily lifted last October.


Mark Davis, Basement 45 owner and operator, has put together a TBC programme for the coming weeks, including plans for a full-scale reopening on 21 June in line with current government guidelines.



One of Bristol's best-loved and longest-running clubs, Basement 45 has developed over the years into a vital hub for the local electronic music scene, regularly hosting some of the city's most exciting emerging acts and promoters.


The venue hosts everything from old-school house to techno, drum & bass, hip-hop nights and much more, and plays an important role in nurturing young and aspiring locals DJs through in-house DJ and production lessons.


Upon their return in May, Basement 45 will be welcoming a selection of long-standing collaborators to host their seated events, including jazz, funk and soul night Birdbox, Hospital Records signee Keeno's Bristol Mix Sessions and Mas Techno.


Tables will be spread across the venue's two dancefloors, with a capacity of around 70 people. The team will be operating with a range of new safety measures to minimise risk to attendees, DJs and event staff.


A full event schedule, including confirmed dates and times, as well as plans to reopen in full in June, are set to be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, or to follow news and updates, head to the Basement 45 website or find the venue on Facebook.

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