Thursday, 23 April 2009
Oldhams Best Castle.
Local Pub The Castle, is Oldhams best known live music venue with a fantastic variety of nights to offer!
These are the main categories of music which are played here... Indie Rock and Roll/Punk /Alternative Sounds/Garage Rock/Electro/Rock/Art Rock/Baggy/Funk/Nu-Rave/Metal/Grunge/Rockabilly/Country/Dance/Emo.
It can be found on Union street bang on in the middle of the town exactly six miles from Manchester City Centre. The humble venue has been graced with some of the most reknown bands today from Oasis, Stone Roses, Inspiral carpets, Babyshambles, The Young Knives, The Bluetones, The Smiths, The Enemy and Kasabian. With the stage being on the dancefloor, you can really get involved with the acts and appreciate them lots more! The venue attracts an alternative crowd which always gives it a good atmosphere. A small venue like this which has had some of the biggest bands play here when they were just starting off which makes you feel proud to be there! and where your having a night in there with your mates playing their music years on, its special stuff. Can't wait to sort a band and play there!
One of the most recent acts who are becoming successful by the minute are The Courteeners.
Just like the greats, the courteeners are being heard all over the UK and are one of the coolest out have played at the castle before they made it big! "A Courteeners gig is a place where people feel like they can lose their inhibitions," says the band's frontman Liam Fray, between gulps of cider in Oldham Street boozer The Castle
Its open from 10pm till 3am with full bar until 3am every thursday till 2am, Friday & Saturday till 3am with live acts everynight. The Castle has a capacity fitting up to 450 people plus 275 being the live capacity + a second room with dj's with a lounge area overlooking an enclosed 2 terrace gardens both front & back. Thursdays is free entry and 1.50 for drinks
This is a list of the upcoming shows the venue will be hosting..
23 Apr 2009 21:00 Acoustic Lounge: Peter Walsh+Chuck Farthing+Matty
24 Apr 2009 22:00 The Luarals+ Mistaken For Strangers
25 Apr 2009 22:00 60s Night+with bands+ Djs playing the best in Motown/Mod/Garage Rock
30 Apr 2009 21:00 Acoustic Lounge: Phil Davis + Acts TBA
1 May 2009 22:00 Cellardoors+ The Scures
2 May 2009 22:00 Dandelion Radio present The Kayas + Supports Bank Holiday Special
3 May 2009 22:00 Land + The Domino State acoustic
7 May 2009 21:00 Acoustic Lounge: Ben Corry + 3 Acts
8 May 2009 22:00 The Tides + Hacienda (Italian band)
9 May 2009 22:00 Manchester Music present: Slowreaders + Chuck Farthing
14 May 2009 21:00 Acoustic Lounge
15 May 2009 22:00 Rifle Fire Rifle + Little Avis
16 May 2009 23:00 Rude
21 May 2009 21:00 Acoustic Lounge
22 May 2009 22:00 Dead Threat Casette + Drink 'N Drive
23 May 2009 22:00 BIG RED present: Hard Luck Child + The Vipers + Black Knights
28 May 2009 21:00 Acoustic Lounge
29 May 2009 22:00 Hyperjax + Support
30 May 2009 22:00 60's Night + Club Night + Bands
Spoilt for choice there with a superb selection of events!