The Venue
LIVE AT THE VENUE
Sat 10 Mar - MacMuse
Fri 16 Mar - Knockengorroch Spring Session
Sat 17 Mar - Music 4 Meningitis
Fri 23 Mar - KROW
Thu 29 Mar - The Average Blues Band
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CLUBS AT THE VENUE
Friday - Friday
Saturday - One Party, Two Floors
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EXTERNAL LINKS
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For available dates please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk

Saturday 10 March
MacMuseMacMuse

plus Deadman's Stand

MacMuse are Scotland's Muse tribute, a 4 piece with a love of Muse and a desire to recreate the Muse experience and share it. The band formed in 2017 and are building a fanbase of 'Musers' and people who just like good songs and rock music played well, from a unique band that defy genre. Screaming falsettos, thundering bass and drums, virtuoso guitar, delicate keyboard textures, all backed by amazing lights provide for a Muse experience. It may not be the real thing, but its close.



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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 16 March
Knockengorroch Spring SessionKnockengorroch Spring Session

Some of Knock's fave artists are coming to Dumfries, bringing a touch of the Galloway Hills and World Ceilidh magic to town this March. Don't miss!

We welcome back The Baghdaddies after their storming Bo Airigh stage set at Knockengorroch 2017, an exhilarating cocktail of Balkan, ska, Caribbean and Latin grooves shot through with Geordie humour, sizzling brass and jangling guitars played with furious energy and theatrical humour. Dancing is the only option!

Supa & The Kryptonites - We defy you not to dance to this high energy Edinburgh 10 piece -Pulled in picked up & slammed wid Ska, Funk & Grime from da get go! high energy aplenty with an eclectic mix of madness, featuring horns, big vocals & BarZ! Dutty dutty barz! Oi.

Tom Spirals & Escape Roots - Escape Roots is a youthman producer out of Galloway making big waves internationally and in the local scene, crafting uplifting riddims with a conscious message and foundation shaking bass. Tom's energetic performances have taken him all around the globe, regularly holding down the mic for many well respected producers including Knockengorroch residents Mungo’s HiFi.

Dem Man Productions - Daniel and Ross of Basstonic fame previously holding club nights at The Venue and both from Dumfries & Galloway, promote all things from the Scottish underground scene. Hip hop and grime to all out Jungle, Drum 'n' Bass and everything in between!

Easy Skankin' crew - Dumfries' leading ska/reggae/roots dub DJs will take you on a sweet ride through Ska, Rocksteady, Boss Reggae, Dancehall, Dub, Roots and beyond. 'One love-One family-Easy Skankin'

Dispel any blues from the winter, get ready for the summer and don't forget Knockengorroch World Ceilidh festival 2018, 24th to 27th May, celebrating our 20th anniversary this year!

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From 8pm - 3am in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £11+bf from Barnstorm & The Midsteeple, £13 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 17 March
Music 4 MeningitisMusic 4 Meningitis

Music 4 Meningitis returns for it's fourth year on March 18th at The Venue.

This years headline act will be John Power and Jay Lewis from The La's and CAST fame where they will perform an acoustic set of classics and new material.

Also on the bill are local bands The Lutras, Mark iT Zero ft local legend Davie Jardine, Barstow Bats and The Stefan ft local female vocalist Jo Blain.

All monies raised will be shared equally between three worthwhile charities in: Meningitis Research Foundation, Cash for Kids and The Music Room.

Tickets available from:

The Midsteeple Box Office, Dumfries. 01387 253383
click here

Ticketweb. 08444 77 1000
click here



From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £12.50. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 23 March
KROWKROW

'Electronica for devil worshippers'
'Extreme feminist sound porn'
'A 140bpm mind-flaying maelstrom'

Taking the UK Electronica music scene by storm, critically-acclaimed vocalist and pagan rave sensation
KROW is the new incarnation of the infamous and impossibly talented vocalist of UK rock outfit, Rockbitch.
Praised for her rich, rock-operatic vocal style, KROW lends her unique talent to furious 140bpm big-beat influenced electronica.
With a host of unforgettable performances and recordings under her belt, it is no wonder that she has been featured on the likes of the Jonathan Ross Show, the Girlie Show and several DVD releases.
She cites the likes of The Prodigy and Knife Party as influences behind her inimitable style.

'However, the high point is lead singer [KROW]. Anyone who thinks that Skunk Anansie is the ultimate female voice in rock needs to listen to [this] Laut.de

KROW has previously performed as a vocalist at numerous renowned international festivals.
Examples include Germany's Wacken Festival, Locomotive in Paris and Melkweg in Amsterdam.
She has toured across the UK, Continental Europe and the United States.

KROW's 2016 performances launched with her set at PandoraFest, the UK's premiere women's music festival set in DunCarron Medieval
Village where she launched her new album Krowmance, complete with an unmissable conceptual stage show.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £4. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Thursday 29 March
The Average Blues BandThe Average Blues Band

Dumfries based 8-piece Soul and Rhythm n Blues Band, with music from The Commitments and The Blues Brothers, featuring well-known hits such as;

Soul Man, Mustang Sally, Hard To Handle, Gimme Some Lovin’,
She Caught The Katy, Sweet Home Chicago, The Midnight Hour,
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love, Jailhouse Rock, and many more.

Vocals – Andy Scott
Guitar – Doug Carroll
Keyboards – Davie Hardie
Bass – Scott Robinson
Drums – Cameron Black
Sax – Stewart Solley
Trumpet – Alison Solley
Trombone – Mike Swales


From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £5. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 30 March
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.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £6 in advance, £8 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 14 April
MacTallicaMacTallica

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 £10. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 9 June
Fue FightersFue Fighters

 

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £6 on the door, £5 in advance from Barnstorm.. 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.