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Top UK Venues


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Thought this would be worth sharing with folks, from the great team that is Ents24:-

“With over 22,500 venues with live events on Ents24, we pride ourselves on making sure that our 2 million monthly users are getting the most accurate gig listings on the web.
As a founding member of the Music Venues Alliance, we work hard to support venues across the UK and to help people know what’s happening in their local live music scene.
Grassroots Music Venues can be split into Small (capacity of less than 350), Medium (351-650) and Large (651+) venues. We’ve taken that same model so that we can let you know who the most popular Grassroots Music Venues are on Ents24, determined by our users, for 2016.
Whether your favourite venue has made the list or not, what’s most important is getting out to your local venue and supporting the talent on show! #KeepMusicLive”


South West                                               South East
Small: The Louisiana, Bristol                       Small: The Joiners, Southampton.
Medium: The Fleece, Bristol.                      Medium: The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth.
Large: O2 Academy, Bristol                         Large: Brighton Dome

North East                                                 North West
Small: Ku Bar, Stockton-on-Tees                   Small: The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Medium: ARC, Stockton-on-Tees                   Medium: Band On The Wall, Manchester.
Large: Newcastle City Hall                           Large: Liverpool Empire Theatre

East Midlands                                             West Midlands
Small: The Bodega, Nottingham                     Small: The Roadhouse, Birmingham.
Medium: The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham         Medium: Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Large: Rock City, Nottingham                       Large: The Robin 2, Wolverhampton

East of England                                           London
Small: The Portland Arms, Cambridge               Small: The Borderline
Medium: The Waterfront, Norwich                   Medium: The Garage
Large: Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea             Large: O2 Academy Brixton    

Small: Fruit, Hull
Medium: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Large: O2 Academy Leeds


South Wales                                              North Wales
Small: The Globe, Cardiff
Medium: Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff.                    Medium: The Tivoli, Buckley
Large: St. David’s Hall, Cardiff                       Large: William Aston Hall, Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Small: Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh and King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
Medium: Oran Mor, Glasgow and The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Large: O2 Academy, Glasgow and The Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Northern Ireland
Small: The Black Box, Belfast
Medium: The Belfast Empire
Large: Ulster Hall, Belfast

Maybe you agree with the nominations, maybe you don’t, maybe there are some surprises (WOT!! No Newcastle Cluny or Bootleggers in Kendal or The Leopard in Doncaster….) but these are suggested from music tastes across the board, maybe even people who listen to Capital Radio….(more to be petted than scolded….). All to be supported though, for keeping music real and live.








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