Shelter Hall, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN
Oozing with character and style, Concorde 2 is a classic Victorian building, originally used as tea rooms in the 1800’s. In the 1960’s it became a notorious bikers cafe and in the 1970’s an amusement arcade, before it was eventually transformed into all its current glory in 2000.
Concorde 2 has had the pleasure of hosting some of the world’s greatest bands, from Bloc Partys secret gigs, to The White Stripes first ever UK appearance, Jarvis Cocker making his solo comeback, and Kaiser Chiefs playing an amazing show with an energetic Ricky jumping into the audience at every opportunity.
The fantastic Scissor Sisters have also thrilled the Brighton crowd when they performed on several occasions, as well as The Gossip before they both began selling out many thousand capacity venues.
Concorde 2 is also a breeding ground to new talent, with many of the hottest local acts making their name here, such as the Kooks, the Ordinary Boys and the Maccabees, to name but a few.
However let’s not forget it’s not just the live bands that have whet the appetites of thousands of happy punters week in week out, but some of the biggest DJs at many of our legendary club nights, including Mark Ronson and Soulwax! Perhaps C2s most famous night over the years has been Boutique, Mr Cooks very own clubnight which soon became distinguished as one of the best residencies and club nights the world has ever seen.
It may be out of the way in Brighton terms but Concorde 2 has its finger firmly on the pulse with live music earlier in the evening making way for club nights that continue well into the next day. Music fans have a lot of good reasons to make the trek down Madeira Drive. First a Victorian teahouse, then a biker cafe, this spacious two-room venue situated at the bottom of Madeira Drive seems to have found its true calling as Brighton?s number one live music venue. Renowned as an exciting showcase for new and upcoming bands, as well as a regular haunt for the more established ones, loyal music lovers provide a solid fan base ensuring that the club is rarely empty.
Don?t expect to be overwhelmed by the choice of cocktails or salivating at an exciting food menu – the focus here is on the stage. The bar at Concorde 2 serves up big plastic beer glasses with foam running down the side, not fruity Martinis in exotic fruit flavours. If you?re unimpressed, you?re in the wrong place
Previous Melting Vinyl shows here include The White Stripes, Animal Collective, Calvin Harris
Age restrictions: Over 14s welcome, under 16s to be accompanied
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