The Venue
LIVE AT THE VENUE
Fri 27 May - Atom Heart Floyd
Sat 11 Jun - Goodbye Mr MacKenzie
Sat 23 Jul - The Total Stone Roses
Sat 20 Aug - Dirty Harry
Sat 17 Sep - Sabbra Cadabra
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CLUBS AT THE VENUE
Friday - Friday
Saturday - One Party, Two Floors
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Friday 27 May
Atom Heart FloydAtom Heart Floyd

!!THIS GIG HAS BEEN POSTPONED!!
**RESCHEDULE TBA**
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Made up of four core members, with collectively over 75 years of studio and live performance between them, Atom Heart Floyd aim to sonically reproduce Pink Floyd's music as accurately as possible.

The band combine live musical performance with the latest digital technology to perform fan favourites from across Pink Floyd's back catalogue, including hits from The Wall and Wish You Were Here, right up to their final album, The Endless River, capturing the essence of Pink Floyd's iconic live and studio sound.



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.

Saturday 11 June
Goodbye Mr MacKenzieGoodbye Mr MacKenzie

One of Scotland's most iconic rock bands Goodbye Mr Mackenzie have reformed following on from the success of their 30th anniversary shows celebrating their debut album “Good Deeds and Dirty Rags”. 2020 will see the band release a career retrospective documentary and live album and they have already started work on a new studio album slated for release in 2021.

As The List said in their 50 Greatest Scottish Bands review:

“The Mackenzies left behind the most complex and fascinating footprint of any Scottish Band. Live they were stunning. Lead singer Martin Metcalfe looked like the MC of a particularly debauched cabaret troupe. While their Scottish counterparts were looking at Soul and Steeleye Dan for inspiration the Mackenzies were taking theirs from the Pixies and the Birthday Party.”

Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie released Good Deeds and Dirty Rags on Capitol Records, in 1989. Recorded in Munich by Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stones' producer Mack, it entered the UK charts at No.16 and the band quickly attracted a large and loyal support. Incredible live shows and singles like the UK top 40 hit ‘The Rattler’, in particular, further cemented their place on the UK music scene.

The second album HAMMER AND TONGS, was recorded in Berlin’s famous Hansa Ton Studios, just as the Berlin Wall was about to fall, and also made the UK album charts. With further UK singles chart positions and touring and playing with bands like Blondie, The Ramones, BAD, Afghan Whigs, Aztec Camera and The Primitives etc. the band were building a reputation as one of the best live bands across Europe.

In Germany the band were released on the SPV label and toured extensively around the country. The band then recorded a self-titled album under the name Angelfish, fronted by Shirley Manson, the Mackenzies keyboard player and backing vocalist (who went on to fame as the lead singer of Garbage). This album, produced by Talking Heads’ Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, went on to chart in the US College and alternative charts.

The atmosphere at the packed UK dates in 2019 was electric, culminating in a spectacular and emotional return to The Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow in December, after which they were inducted into the Barrowland Hall of Fame and Awarded performance of the year at the legendary Venue.



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £22. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.

Saturday 23 July
The Total Stone RosesThe Total Stone Roses

plus Oaysis

The UK’s BEST Stone Roses Tribute return to the stage after a brief 16 month, covid-induced hiatus. If you love I Am The Resurrection, Made Of Stone, Fools Gold, Waterfall, She Bangs The Drums and many more then do not miss this exclusive opportunity to hear your favourite Stone Roses anthems performed live by the UK’s finest tribute!

Support comes from Oaysis, one of the UK’s best Oasis tribute bands performing a hits packed set that’s guaranteed to be BIBLICAL!



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £15 . Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.
Shock City Productions presents...
Saturday 20 August
Dirty HarryDirty Harry

Dirty Harry captures the rapture of Blondie and has not only the original sound, feel, attitude, and full back catalogue of the band but a look- a- like of Debbie to deliver the good stuff. Dr Sarah Kennedy is stunning as Ms Harry, backed by a group of Scotland's finest musicians. Dirty Harry have featured in BBC’s ‘Viva Variety’ that has just recently been re-broadcast, and have played at many great venues and festivals, including Party At The Palace, Rewind Scotland, Rewind South, Marvellous and Belladrum. Dirty Harry have also supported original artists like ‘The Bay City Rollers’ in their comeback tours and ‘From The Jam’. If a recap of some of the top tunes are required, lets remind ourselves; Heart Of Glass, Call me, Rapture, Sunday Girl, Dreaming, Atomic, Denis, Hanging on the telephone, Maria, One way or another.. Dirty Harry do it all plus plenty more of the best chart toppers and fan’s favourites.



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £12.50. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.

Saturday 17 September
Sabbra CadabraSabbra Cadabra

Sabbra Cadabra is the closest thing you can get to an early 1970s Black Sabbath show without using a time travel device! The group features Neil Priddey on lead guitar as ‘Tony’, Tim Campling on bass as ‘Geezer’, Stuart Mills on drums as ‘Bill’ and of course, starring as ‘Ozzy’, is vocalist Kevin McGillian. The Sabbra Cadabra show is a very faithful reproduction of early Sabbath material, featuring absolute classics from the first 8 albums with the original line-up between 1970 and 1978. The attention to detail with performing and attempting to look like the Godfathers of Heavy Metal is simply superb. After all, you don’w want to watch just a bunch of guys in jeans and t-shirts do you?! Sabbra Cadabra get as close as you can get to being authentic to the legend that is Black Sabbath, so they don’t play any Ozzy solo material, they don’t play anything from after 1978 and they don’t play the songs like a covers band would! For a totally absorbing and realistic Black Sabbath material (and many have said better-sounding than the last couple of Sabbath concerts...) then you simply cannot miss seeing Sabbra Cadabra for the best Sabbath experience you’re likely to see! Don’t miss it! Sabbra Cadabra play 2 hours of non-stop classic Sabbath...no Ozzy solo songs...no Randy Rhoads or Zakk Wylde 'interpretations' of Sabbath...no dodgy wigs...no 'pub band cover versions'...no changing the keys from the originals...THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO SABBATH, PLAYED LIKE SABBATH, SOUNDS LIKE SABBATH!



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance Tickets £11. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.
LAB Grown Events presents...
Friday 23 September
Heron ValleyHeron Valley

In the quiet, farthest reaching parts of Scotland; authentic, skilful, energetic celtic music
has been passed down from generation to generation. Heron Valley capture the iconic
sounds of the bothies, village halls and kitchen ceilidhs. Inspired by their previous three
tours of the USA, the band have been developing their sound, shaped by the people they have met and the beautiful lands they have encountered.
The history of the Great Highland Bagpipe, the Irish banjo, the West Coast fiddle mixed with the driving accompaniment of the piano and guitar are just some of the aural delights you will experience, captured in their latest release, “Erie Storm”.
With a mixture of traditional Scots and original songs, Abigail Pryde tells stories from the places we were born. From the rugged Atlantic islands of the Outer Hebrides, to the
mystical hills of Argyll. These musicians are passionate about their heritage and showcase the culture, language, sounds and stories of their homeland in their music. Let Heron Valley transport you to the heartlands of Scotland, through their dynamic performance of the ancient sounds of their home.



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance tickets online £10. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.

Friday 30 September
The AC DC ExperienceThe AC DC Experience

he legendary sound, spirit and attitude of the mighty AC/DC is alive and kicking… and set to be unleashed across the UK in 2020. THE AC/DC EXPERIENCE – arguably Britain’s best AC/DC tribute band having rocked some of the biggest tribute festivals in the UK .
The AC/DC Experience have headlined some of the best festivals in the country, as well as touring the country on their own headline tours. Including O2 academys and other fantastic venues.
Covering both Bon & Brian eras, the AC/DC Experience is a band to watch and get involved with.
For a show not to be missed head to www.acdc-experience.co.uk/gigs and get your tickets.
Bernie Marsden ( Ex – Whitesnake) caught the band on their previous tour..
Bernie, who wrote Whitesnake’s classic anthem Here I Go Again, said: “I caught The AC/DC Experience on their UK tour in Oxford and the gig brought back memories of one of my greatest tour experiences with the Australian rockers in 1980.
“The AC/DC Experience boys captured the spirit of those great anthems I heard every night”
“If you love AC/DC music a night out at one of their gigs will leave you smiling!”



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £12 in advance, £15 on the door. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.
Shock City Productions presents...
Saturday 8 October
McFleetwoodMcFleetwood

McFleetwood - Scotland's tribute to Fleetwood Mac

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..

Formed in 2015, McFleetwood features world class musicians with extensive experience in the studio and on-stage - equally at home in intimate venues through to large theatres.

Experience McFleetwood live at The Venue, Dumfries on Saturday 08 October 2022



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £12.50. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.

Saturday 15 October
Black RoseBlack Rose

Black Rose Are:

Eddie Steadman: Bass Guitar & Lead Vocals
David Bateman: Guitars, Vocals
Craig Stewart: Guitars, Vocals
Gordon McLeod: Drums & Percussion
Stuart Coleman: Keyboards & Sax

Formed in Edinburgh way back in the 1990’s, Black Rose have a long history of performing the music of Thin Lizzy in venues across Scotland and beyond and we are extremely proud to say that we have had the privilege of headlining both the Bash for Philo, and the Vibe for Philo in Dublin
From the very start Black Rose have focused on re-creating the feel of the Lizzy live set and bringing the music to existing and new fans alike and the current line-up, joined on occasion by our 5th member, deliver this in style.
True to the Lizzy way of life many band members have come and gone since the early days, however, Scotland’s Black Rose have always tried to stay true to the sound of Thin Lizzy, no parodies, no backing tapes just a passion for the music.
We are old enough to remember when we saw Lizzy 'Live & Dangerous’ on many occasions and, from the opening chords of Jailbreak through the Celtic rock of Emerald, the slow blues of Still in Love With You to the final ringing notes of Black Rose, the band continue to pay tribute to the music of arguably the best rock band to come out of Eire. Close your eyes and think of Lizzy!!
Are You Ready?!!!



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs only). Admission Tickets £7.50. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.
LAB Grown Events presents...
Friday 28 October
ForeignfoxForeignfox

'Foreignfox are 4 piece alt-rock outfit hailing from Dunfermline, Scotland. Fuelling their emotive and cinematic instrumentation with an uncompromising commentary on the hopes and fears of the modern individual; they are an intense, passionate and utterly compelling live act.'



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance online tickets £8. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.

Saturday 19 November
Killer InstinctKiller Instinct

A Killers tribute band from Scotland.

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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £10 in advance, £14 on the door. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.

Saturday 10 December
ArrAnthraxArrAnthrax

ArrAnthrax are five veteran musicians of the Glasgow metal scene. All brought up on a heady mix of old school metal, the band found it hard to believe that no-one had tried to do an Anthrax tribute and decided to take it upon themselves to set things right!
Covering the very best and more from the Turbin, Belladonna, and Bush eras, the band aim to bring the very best of Anthrax to your ears.



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £7 in advance, £10 on the door. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.

Friday 16 December
Frankly The SmithsFrankly The Smiths

Frankly, The Smiths are a Scottish tribute act to The Smiths. The band formed in 2017, and since then have been performing all over Scotland on a regular basis, namely at the famous Ironworks in Inverness and the popular Sneaky Pete's in Edinburgh. The four piece delve deep into the indie legend's back catalogue, performing lengthy shows which please both the casual and devoted fan. The band have gained a dedicated following, all of whom believe that this is the only tribute act to see for the ultimate Smiths experience. Come and see what all the fuss is about and join them for their first outing in Dumfries at The Venue.



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From 7pm - 10pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10. Age restriction: 14+ with an adult over 18, 16+ unaccompanied - ID may be required - Young Scot Cards accepted for entry only.
Promoters and bands interested in playing or using The Venue, please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk.