Iconic Leeds club The Warehouse will now host live music after £250k refurbishment

Iconic music venue The Warehouse is bringing live music back into its programme this year, following an impressive £250,000 refurbishment.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 11:45 am

To celebrate it's 40th anniversary, The Warehouse has updated its production infrastructure and now boasts three rooms, with a capacity of 600 for live music and 1,100 for DJ-led events.

There is a brand new L’Acoustics sound system, lighting fixtures, a video wall and CO2 jets. The stage is now suitable for both live and club events, with the ability to extend for larger set-ups.

The venue has hosted some huge names over the years, such as U2, Oasis, The Stone Roses and Soft Cell.

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The Warehouse reopens on January 23 following a 250,000 pound refurbishment

More recently, it has made its name as a student venue, hosting weekly club nights Bobby's every Monday and Mischief on a Wednesday.

But The Warehouse is going back to its live music roots following the refurbishment, launching a packed live programme for 2020.

Let by event producers TEG | MJR, the programme includes an eclectic mix of touring artists and local bands, with the first event kicking off later this month.

The Warehouse when it first opened in 1979

Dan Ickowitz-Seidler, chief operating officer of TEG | MJR, said: “Live music is a huge driving force in any big city and we wanted The Warehouse to showcase a real plethora of events.

"The venue was built on live music and what better way to celebrate 40 years of The Warehouse than bringing back its roots.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming a credible selection of performers and club nights and continuing to work closely with local promoters. 2020 is going to be an exciting year for Leeds.”

The Warehouse will officially reopen on January 23.

The Warehouse event programme for 2020

Jan 23 - Badly Drawn Boy - Live

Jan 24 - Lost UK with Jackmaster - Club

Feb 1 - Visualize: George Smeddles, Ellie Cocks, Kisch + more - Club

Feb 7 - Terrorvision (Extra Date Added) (Sold out) - Live

Feb 7 - Dazed Presents Benny L - Club night

Feb 8 - Terrorvision (Sold Out) - Live

Feb 15 - CREAM - Club

Feb 29 - Darren Styles - Club

March 7 - Inner City Music Festival - Club

March 20 - Thee Hypnotics + Johnny Seven - Live

March 22 - Joanna Shaw Taylor - Live

April 3 - Jo Whiley’s 90’s Anthems - Club

April 10 - Soak presents fac51 The Hacienda with Derrick Carter, DJ Sneak + more - Club

April 18 - Norman Jay MBE & Don Letts - Live

April 25 - The Showhawk Duo - Live