The Venue
LIVE AT THE VENUE
Fri 21 Sep - Maiden Scotland
Thu 27 Sep - Kickin Valentina
Fri 28 Sep - Jared Hart
Sat 10 Nov - Wrong Jovi
Sun 11 Nov - The Mekons 77
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CLUBS AT THE VENUE
Friday - Friday
Saturday - One Party, Two Floors
Funktion - Sat 29 Sep
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For available dates please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk

Friday 21 September
Maiden ScotlandMaiden Scotland

Scream for Me Dumfries!!

Maiden Scotland are one of the best and most established tributes to rock legends Iron Maiden. Formed in 2003, Maiden Scotland have been touring all over the UK and Ireland ever since. Featuring 5 experienced musicians, the band is fronted by vocal powerhouse Martin Jakubski. Martin has the exceptional power and range needed to accurately deliver the air raid siren vocals of Bruce Dickinson. Martin's singing credentials were proven when he was chosen by original Marillion guitar Steve Rothery to sing in his solo band. On the lead twin guitar are the brothers grimm, Mark and Stuart Mitchell, both have performed on tour with original Iron Maiden singer Paul Dianno and know exactly how a Maiden tribute should sound! Completing the line up on bass is the Glasgow legend that is Allen Bell as wee 'arry! On drums we have the amazing Mark Bray who also features in top Rush tribute Moving Pictures, both top class musicians.

Maiden Scotland cover all era of Iron Maiden. Although the focus is mainly on the classic Eighties era. You will hear all the classic hits like Run to the Hills, Wasted Years and Can I Play with Madness but also epic album tracks like Fear of the Dark and Phantom of the Opera. Maiden Scotland are not a cabaret tribute band and do not wear wigs, preferring to focus on putting on a full blown rock gig with 110% commitment. A ferocious live band in their own right, Maiden Scotland's gonna get ya!

Up the Irons


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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10 on the door, advance tickets £8 from Barnstorm. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Alpha Wolf Agency presents...
Thursday 27 September
Kickin ValentinaKickin Valentina
THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED !!

Statement from the promoter...

*IMPORTANT NEWS*

After very careful consideration and close talks, it is by mutual agreement that the following Kickin Valentina UK tour has been cancelled.

Much has been publicised regarding Joe's sudden departure from Kickin Valentina & while the band were eager to uphold their commitment to the UK dates, we strongly feel that the band require time to regroup and come to terms with the current situation and not make any rash decisions.

Full refunds will be made via point of purchase.

Both AWA & Kickin Valentina express our sincere apologies for inconveniences caused.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (). Admission Closed. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 28 September
Jared HartJared Hart

plus Rocky Catanese & 13 Crowes  plus Mick Hargan

Jared Hart
Punk Rock // Acoustic (New Jersey)
Jared Hart is known as the head of the punk rock band The Scan- dals. The Scandals were on tour all over Europe as the support for THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM. The talented young man with 
the distinctive raspy voice also opened the complete solo tour of Brian Fallon. In the States Hart is rooted in the punk rock scene, drinking beer with Dave Hause and chilling on the sofa with Chuck Ragan. Friends of Springsteen and Frank Turner may also feel addressed.
Jared is from New Jersey and hardly anyone personifies the style of the "Garden State“ as well as he does. He plays his songs, armed with acoustic guitar and his incredibly voluminous voice. Songs that tell stories; texts that testify the great experience of a young heart, matching the title of his album "Past Lives & Pass Lines“.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Saturday 29 September
DATE UNAVAILABLE FOR LIVE MUSIC
See clubs page for details on this date
Raz White Entertainment presents...
Saturday 10 November
Wrong JoviWrong Jovi

BY VERY POPULAR DEMAND the #1 Bon Jovi tribute band Wrong Jovi make a very welcome return to Dumfries with a hit laden 90 minute set that guarantees a great night. On this occasion Special guest is Dox Docherty performing his acoustic material. Currently making waves with his new full electric band Lords of Ruin, Dox is an incredibly talented and well-liked songwriter/musician.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Renegade Communications presents...
Sunday 11 November
The Mekons 77The Mekons 77

"The Mekons are one of the most revolutionary groups in the history of rock 'n' roll" - Lester Bangs

Formed in the late 1970s as an art collective, The Mekons are one of the longest-running and most prolific of the first-wave British punk rock bands. Through the years, the band's musical style has evolved, incorporating aspects of country music, folk music, alternative rock and even occasional experiments with dub. The band has experienced several changes in line-up since their formation 40 years ago, and although the current line-up of "Mekons" are writing and recording music, playing shows and touring, the original "The Mekons 77" have reunited and are playing live shows for a limited time.
Following the release of new single "Still Waiting", and the success of Mekonville - a weekend-long music festival organised and curated by The Mekons themselves, they have reunited and continue to play shows by popular demand.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance tickets £20 online and from Barnstorm. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
The Gig Cartel presents...
Friday 16 November
Hugh Cornwell ElectricHugh Cornwell Electric

The Gig Cartel presents Hugh Cornwell Electric The Monster Tour
'GOLDEN BROWN, STRANGE LITTLE GIRL, ALWAYS THE SUN, PEACHES,
NO MORE HEROES, NICE & SLEAZY.....SOUND FAMILIAR?
ALL BIG HITS, ALL GREAT SONGS, ALL WRITTEN AND SUNG BY HUGH CORNWELL, THE SONGWRITER BEHIND THE STRANGLERS. HE IS THE HITMAN AND HE'S BACK WITH A NEW ALBUM 'MONSTER' THIS AUTUMN ON SONY MUSIC.
EXPECT AN OPENING SET OF PRIME SOLO SONGS, INCLUDING PICKS FROM 'MONSTER', FOLLOWED BY A STORMING SET OF THOSE ICONIC HITS, SUNG AND PLAYED BY THE MAN HIMSELF AND HIS BAND.
'JUST STRAP ON YOUR GUITAR AND WE'LL PLAY SOME ROCK & ROLL'
YOU CAN'T MISS IT. THE HITMAN IS BACK.'

MONSTER IS RELEASED ON OCTOBER 4TH

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance tickets £20 online and from Barnstorm. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 17 November
MacTallicaMacTallica

plus Volts (AC/DC Tribute)

Formed in 2012, Mactallica have built a solid reputation as Scotland’s most authentic, accurate tribute to the heavy metal giants, Metallica!! With a vast vocabulary of Metallica’s songs always ready to go, dazzling musicianship and and an unhealthy obsession with replicating the real, live experience of a Metallica show, Mactallica have been receiving rave reviews across Scotland from fans who have seen the real deal!!

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance tickets £12. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Raz White Entertainment presents...
Friday 23 November
Syteria

Featuring Jax Chambers of legendary rock band Girlschool, Keira Kenworthy, Julia Vocal and Pablo Calvo, Syteria are UK band known well for their explosive live sets.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £7. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 30 November
The Springsteen SessionsThe Springsteen Sessions

As far as tributes to The Boss go, there’s none finer. From the moment The Springsteen Sessions arrive on the stage, they take you on a musical journey down E Street that will leave you enthralled, excited and exhausted, but, more importantly, wanting more. Covering over four decades of The Boss, this tight unit of accomplished musicians tear into such mighty classics as ‘Born To Run’, ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze Out’, ‘Glory Days’ and ‘Rosalita’ to name but a few. To the ‘True Springsteen Fan’, this will be a journey that they’ll never want to end. So sit back and enjoy the pure sounds of Bruce Springsteen and the legendary E Street Band via ‘The Springsteen Sessions’



From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission TBC. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 16 March
McFleetwoodMcFleetwood

**DUE TO A LINE UP CHANGE, THIS SHOW WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED TO 16TH MARCH 2019**

Refunds available from point of purchase or will be valid at rescheduled gig.


Celebrating one of the most iconic bands of all time, MCFLEETWOOD perform the classic sounds of FLEETWOOD MAC by recreating the finger picking styles of Lindsey Buckingham, the beautiful smokey tones of Stevie Nicks and the stunning elegance of Christine McVie, backed by a rhythm section who bring to life the solid grooves of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. MCFLEETWOOD'S energetic performances will satisfy Mac fans old and new with classic hits such as Go Your Own Way, Don't Stop, Dreams, You Make Lovin' Fun, Gypsy, Little Lies, The Chain and many more.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £12 on the door, £10 in advance from Barnstorm.. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 20 April
Blackmore's BloodBlackmore's Blood

Deep Purple / Rainbow Tribute act

Ritchie Blackmore is beyond doubt one of the all-time great guitar players. From his roots with The Outlaws and his many session recordings in the sixties, through defining hard rock with Deep Purple and Rainbow in the seventies, eighties and again in the nineties and on to the renaissance rock of Blackmore’s Night, Ritchie has proved that he is a master of the guitar across a multitude of styles.

Since their first gig in early 2016, Blackmore’s Blood’s reputation for presenting the most authentic tribute to the genius, flamboyance and flair of Ritchie from those rock years of Deep Purple and Rainbow, incorporating not only the true sound of the man himself but also the showmanship recreated in true Ritchie style, has lead to increasing successes and a demand for even more shows nationwide.

The band share an unequalled determination, commitment and passion to reproduce the look and sound of Deep Purple and Rainbow that fans of these two great bands want to see and hear. On vocals, Jim is a powerhouse. With the ability to recreate the passion of Gillan, the soulfulness of Coverdale and the spine tingling, breath taking power of Ronnie James Dio and Graham Bonnet. Phil on Bass and Keith on Drums provide the perfect rhythm section, pulling the band together with pinpoint accuracy. Andy on Keyboards has been a follower and fan of the late great Jon Lord for many years giving him inspiration and the conviction to honour and emulate the sound of the great man himself. On guitar we have Mal who has studied and perfected his style and ability to mirror that of Ritchie for over 20 years. Blackmore’s Blood is Mal’s concept and the name comes from the fact that Mal is a true blood relative of Ritchie Blackmore. He has the look of him and an unrivalled ability to play and sound like him too. With support and acknowledgement from personnel who have worked closely with Ritchie during the past 40 years and more, it is clear why they say this band’s own Ritchie, really is the closest and the finest tribute to Ritchie Blackmore anyone is likely to see.



From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission TBC. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 18 May
Maiden EnglandMaiden England

Recently reformed and historically acclaimed Iron Maiden tribute band Maiden England are bringing a whole new Maiden Experience to the road, in the style of the old. The current show runs through the entirety of the iconic bands first 2 albums, Killers, and Iron Maiden which featured original front man Paul Di’anno. A blissful execution of early Maiden classics, Phantom of the opera, Killers, Prowler, Wratchchild, Murders in the rue morgue, Running free, Iron Maiden, and many more. A hard hitting classic metal show of epic proportion that is sure to rattle your ancestors, Maiden England The Di’anno Years.

From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £8. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Promoters and bands interested in playing or using The Venue, please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk.