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Stage Break – The Sugarmill

Stage Break
7 October 2017

Brunswick Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1DR


Danni Brownsill


01782 214 991







Dressing rooms:


Booking policy:

“Seven nights per week, subject to what’s touring. Predominately indie/alternative but we also book other genres. Strong focus on emerging artistes and lots of emphasis on opportunities for local artistes.”

Best acts currently playing venue:

King No-One, Touts, Vistas, Clean Cut Kid, Strange Bones, The Blinders, Louis Berry.

Best advice for managers:

“Obviously working on the tunes and live performance/stage craft etc is extremely important, however, it’s just as important to work on a strong social media presence. “New artistes have more opportunities than they’ve ever had to directly engage with their audience and promote their music and live shows. It’s the first place I go to when I’m checking out a new band, so a strong strategy for engagement will always pay off in terms of getting shows.”

Acts who’ve played the venue:

Muse, Coldplay, Biffy Clyro, Foals, The 1975, Blossoms, Catfish and The Bottlemen.

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