Strange Brew to reopen in May with a busy lineup of live shows, DJ sets and morePosted on: 27 Apr 2021
Catch performances from Dele Sosimi, Katy J Pearson, Max Kelan and more as the Fairfax Street venue returns.
The team behind BS1 venue Strange Brew have confirmed an events programme for their long-awaited post-lockdown reopening, set to host a diverse range of seated live and club events throughout May and June.
Kicking off with a night hosted by renowned party-starters Worm Disco Club on Wednesday 19 May, Strange Brew's latest musical offering features an array of familiar Bristol faces, spanning a mixed bag of genres including electronic, afrobeat, jazz and more.
Tickets for the full list of events will be available from Monday 3 May via Headfirst.
Opened in September 2020 after well over 18 months of planning and fundraising, Strange Brew was heralded among the Bristol music scene last year as a much-needed addition to the city's dwindling selection of small venues.
Owners and operators DIRTYTALK aimed to establish Strange Brew as a hub for underground music in Bristol, combining its performance space with a listening bar, record store and cafe.
Just two months after their opening, however, the team were forced to launch a second crowdfunding campaign to secure the venue's future, feeling the impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and lockdown restrictions.
Fans and supporters successfully raised £15,000 to cover ongoing rent and operating costs while the venue was unable to reopen, and Strange Brew is finally approaching its first-ever full events schedule, more than six months after opening its doors.
Kicking off on Wednesday 19 May, Strange Brew will be hosting a series of live performances and DJ sets, hosted by some of Bristol's most forward-thinking labels and promoters.
Worm Disco Club will be following up their opening night takeover with a rescheduled live performance from afrobeat icon Dele Sosimi on Sunday 23 May, before Bruce brings his Get Loose party to Fairfax Street a week later and Livity Sound welcome Transcendence Orchestra in June.
Attendees can expect top-notch track selections every weekend as Strange Brew's Friday & Saturday DJ nights return, hosted by the likes of Idle Hands, the Mix Nights project and Dar Disku.
Tickets for Strange Brew's full May/June programme will be bookable as group tables, and will be available from Monday 3 May via Headfirst.
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