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VENUE FOCUS: The Green Door Store



The recent announcement of Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar impending closure sent ripples through Brighton’s music scene. It brings to question how a venue so intrinsic comes under threat and what the future of gig-going will look like in the city. The campaign to save live music venues has never felt more urgent. Washed Out Festival could not happen without the array of idiosyncratic bars and venues that Brighton hosts, so we’d like to celebrate our favourite venues across the city. We’ll start with the Green Door Store and the many reasons there are to love it:


DIVERSE LINE UPS

The Green Door Store has earnt its iconic status from its brilliant and relentless schedule of live music events - sometimes hosting seven gigs and seven club nights on a weekly basis. This of course lends itself to a huge variety of acts, with everything from pop to post-punk covered. We’re currently hyped for FemRock’s ‘FIGHT FOR FEMROCK’ gig. FemRock showcase and celebrate women in music and this night will be no exception, with Orchards, Currls and Throne on the bill.

CLUB NIGHTS

Green Door is a leader in alternative club nights in Brighton with offerings ranging from throbbing Berlin techno to 80s Bowie. Many of us first ventured as weary freshers into Green Door for the infamous night Donuts, fell in love with the venue and kept coming back for more.


BRILLIANT ALL-DAYERS

Green Door Store is the perfect (believe us) venue for all-dayers and over the past six years they spoilt us with them. A fan-favourite is the annual Green Door Birthday Party, and this year they're celebrating with Warmduscher, Girls in Synthesis, Italia 90, Guru, Heirloom and Public Body. See you there!



234 FEST

What can only be described as a gift, 234 Fest is a two-day free festival from the in-house promoters at Green Door. With its line up of the hottest acts on the gig scene it has carved a space in the busy Brighton calendar as a weekend that’s not to miss. Here's what we were treated to last time:


PLATFORM B RADIO

On top of all this, Green Door is also host to Platform B Radio. Platform B is a youth-led community radio station that champions diversity, through both it’s presenters and playlists. The studio is nestled on the bar’s mezzanine level and although they call this home, the not-for-profit also broadcasts live from various venues, recording studios and events too. To read more about the next-generation radio station and tune in, click here.


We’re excited that the Green Door Store will be one of our venues for Washed Out Festival 2019. Catch some of the best punk, emo and hardcore bands in the UK at the venue in April 2019: buy your tickets to Washed Out Festival now.