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Pool!

A great addition to our already awesome venue is the pool room:

Our New Pool Room

It’s available to hire as part of the main venue or on it’s own, the entrance is straight off the upstairs bar. And, if it’s not already being hired then pop upstairs and play a game any time during the day or night very soon!

We’ve just finished installing a new heating system so the whole venue is nice and toasty for the winter months and the new layout includes a cosy backstage room for any acts performing, kit storage area and merch table for bands or buffet area for parties.

Don’t forget if you’re hiring our venue for any reason you can leave kit securely over night and collect it before 5pm the next day.

Check our venue hire section for more info.

Read stuff about music



We’re big fans of music at Firebug, but we’re also big fans of reading about stuff – so along with all the usual local papers, national sunday papers and local independent publications, you’ll also find The Fly and, new in this week, The Stool Pigeon. EXPAND YOUR MINDS!

Photos from Lose Your Cool up

Check out the photos from the amazing Lose Your Cool Festival…

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New Gigs Announced!



It’s fair to say we’re pretty fond of live music at Firebug, and we’ve got loads of good stuff coming up in the venue between now and the end of the year, plus tonnes more to be announced. Here’s a quick run down of the stuff we’ve just let slip…
HOLD YOUR HORSE IS / SHOES AND SOCKS OFF / HYMNS (15th September)
A double bill of Big Scary Monster’s finest, plus Sam Manville (ex-Blakfish)’s new project.
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/89970
THESE FURROWS / SCHOLARS / IN GRATITUDE (28th September)
Local heroes These Furrows, plus a double bill of offerings from Gravity DIP Records.
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/89971
HOT CLUB DE PARIS (30th September)
Liverpool’s spikey indie pop trio playing a handfull of dates in September and October promoting a compilation of their two EPs released earlier this year.
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/91998
THE STRANGE DEATH OF LIBERAL ENGLAND (22nd October)
The Portsmouth five-piece are touring to promote their debut LP, fresh off a tour supporting Editors.
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/89969
THE OCEAN (Tbc)
Atmospheric German Metallers play a few select shows in the run up to Damnation Festival, fresh off a tour with Dillinger Escape Plan. We’re still waiting on a date for this one, but you’ll be the first to know.
Tickets: Coming Soon
SCOTT KELLY from NEUROSIS / STEPHEN BRODSKY from CAVE IN (9th December)
Two alternative legends touring together playing acoustic sets. Scott Kelly will have just played the incredible All Tomorrows Parties.
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/90913
INME (10th December)
Stallwart members of the British rock scene, INME are playing four shows at London’s Garage, performing each of their album’s in it’s entirety. Each show has a warm up event the night before, and one of them is coming to Firebug.
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/86471

Lose Your Cool: Sunday

So Firebug has survived two nights of Lose Your Cool craziness already, and we’re just bracing ourselves and nursing our hangovers for tonights shindig. The stalls are already open upstairs, DJ Wheeliebag is playing in the bar downstairs, and the food and booze are flowing.

It’s just six pounds for a whole day today, so if you want to spend your bank holiday in the best possible way, Get down to Firebug.

Lose Your Cool THIS WEEKEND!

Come and join us this weekend for 3 days of fuzz and fun in the august bank holiday sun!

If you haven’t already got your tickets (a very reasonable £10 for 3 days or £5 for one, more on the door, profits go to charity) then pick them up from Firebug or get them here: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/1826

FRIDAY 27TH
THE SEE SEE / WE 3 & THE DEATH RATTLE / JAMIE SAYS
Biff Bang Pow Club night til dawn

SATURDAY 28TH
KING SALAMI & THE CUMBERLAND 3 / THE HANDSOME DICKS / THE DESPONDENTS / THE NO-BRAINERS
Lava Lounge Club night til dawn

SUNDAY 29TH
Daytime (Kids welcome until 7!):
CHARLES RANDOLPH RIVERS SLIM RHYTHM REVUE / CHRIS OLLEY / PLAYER PIANO / THE LONELY TOURIST
Plus: BBQ, stalls, retro computer games, cakes and DJS including the fabulous: DJ WHEELIEBAG with his electric dancing girls and prize contests!

Nighttime:
DAVID PETER & THE WILDE SECT (DK) / JC THOMAZ & THE MISSING SLIPPERS (NL) / THEE LUDDS / DAYLIGHT FREQUENCIES / THE VITAMIN SEES
Free entry from 11pm and DJs til 3am!!