MULTI-VENUE OPERATOR and promoter The MJR Group is to open two new venues in Birmingham, the 2,000-capacity Bromley Street and The Mill (cap. 700).
Located in Digbeth close to the Digbeth Arena (5,000) which MJR already owns and operates (see LIVE UK issue 218), The Mill is due to open in September.
Among the first artistes to play the venue will be Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Napalm Death and Dashboard Confessional.
“Digbeth is one of the most unique and vibrant creative-quarters in the UK and we wanted to create an environment where both live bands and DJs will want to play,” says MJR operations director Benjamin Newby.
The Mill will be located on the site of the former Rainbow Warehouse, which lost its license last year following the second drug death on the premises in two years.0
MJR promotions director Mike Jones says Bromley Street will be a multi-purpose venue and is set to open in early 2019.
Other MJR-operated venues include Cardiff’s Tramshed (1,000), Southampton’s Engine Rooms (800) and Sheffield’s Plug (1,500).
In another move, MJR has signed a multi-year ticketing partnership with Eventbrite, to include its venues, tours and special events.
“With lots of innovative projects planned over the next years, a ticketing partnership with Eventbrite felt the right move to support our growth,” says
MJR founder and owner Richard Buck.