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Salford Lads Club To Host Gigs
Christian Eede , December 10th, 2015 14:56

Renovations will mean that venue can host up to 10 intimate gigs every year

Salford Lads Club has revealed that it will soon begin hosting gigs following renovation work.

As the Manchester Evening News reports, the owners of the building, which The Smiths were famously photographed in front of back in 1986, in Ordsall plan to host around 10 intimate gigs a year once the renovation is completed.

“Ryan Adams visited and was clicking his fingers and saying ‘oh that’s amazing’. But at the time we didn’t have the capacity to offer him a concert,” said spokesman Leslie Holmes.

“We have improved access to the building with a grant. Now we can have 200, and the sound gets better the more people you have in the room. We can apply for up to 10 temporary licenses per year. We have one or two people interested already - promoters wanting to help us.” The move will come as a welcome one in a climate that has seen around 40% of the UK’s live music venues close in the last decade.

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