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Grand Central shows boost for promoter Glasswerk

18 September 2018

PROMOTER GLASSWERK has added the 1,150-capacity Grand Central Hall in Liverpool to the portfolio of venues it programmes.

The Art Deco-style hall reopened in May following a major renovation, which now sees it include a food bazaar, two bars, and a hotel.

“I went to look at the refurb and was inspired,” says Glasswerk head promoter Mat Ong. “I think acoustic vibed shows will look spectacular there but general indie and rock will work too.”

Among shows Ong has booked for the venue so far are Bill Ryder Jones, Phosphorescent and Mick Head of Shack.

“Facilities for artistes and crew are fantastic in the backstage area, and the production and load-in will be easier than most venues of this size and style,” he says.

The Grand Central Hall opened in 1905 as a Methodist church and has since been used as a cinema and nightclub.

Other Glasswerk-programmed venues include the Factory (350) in Manchester and The Slaughtered Lamb (120) in London.

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