A NEW 650-capacity venue focusing on emerging artistes and DJs has opened in Birmingham’s creative quarter of Digbeth.
Opened by Brighton’s Laine Pub Co, Dead Wax Digbeth comprises a main bar area (cap. 100) and two live music spaces – upstairs (120) and Duck Bath yard (230).
The venue opened on 28 November with three days of events showcasing local acts and DJs such as Swampmeat Family Band, Brain Food and Violet.
“It’s an incredibly challenging time for venues and bars in the city and across the UK, so we’re doubly thrilled to be bringing Dead Wax Digbeth to life, with a team that has worked very hard to create a very special offering,” says manager and former Sunflower Lounge boss Ben Drummond.
“We’re hugely grateful to all of the local creatives who’ve helped us put together a full and exciting launch weekend programme and we look forward to contributing to the city’s cultural fabric, live music offering over the coming months and years.”
Among the artistes booked to play at the venue are Wu-Lu, Broken Hands, Marthagunn.
The venue will also be home to a collection of 4000 records and will operate an “all vinyl, all the time” music policy.