NOTTINGHAM’S 450-CAPACITY Rescue Rooms has marked its 15th anniversary with a week-long celebration of events featuring performances from local acts and a DJ set by BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq.
Opened in 2003 and owned by DHP Family, the venue has hosted acts including The Killers, Bloc Party, Ellie Goulding and The Libertines in their emerging careers.
“We recognised the need for a first class small/medium sized live music venue in Nottingham,” says DHP’s director of promotions Anton Lockwood. “And now 15 years later, Rescue Rooms continues to showcase artistes who are often on the verge of making it to the next level.”
Among other venues operated by DHP are Nottingham’s Rock City (1,900), Thekla (400) in Bristol and Oslo (500) in London. It also runs festivals, Splendour (20,000) and the multi-venue Dot to Dot, as well as prompting concerts by acts such as Ed Sheeran, The War on Drugs and the Flaming Lips.