Business News Live Business

DHP Family to open new venue in Birmingham

By | Published on Wednesday 23 August 2017

DHP Family

Live music firm DHP Family has announced plans to launch a new music venue in Birmingham within a building it has just acquired on the city’s John Bright Street. Specifics about the new music space are still being confirmed, but it will incorporate a bar and café in addition to its live music and club night programme.

DHP Family boss George Akins said yesterday: “Birmingham is the UK’s second city, and has a rich musical heritage – but the city centre has lacked a characterful and creative venue for a long time. We believe with the revitalisation of the area around New Street Station that the time is right to create a place that the music fans of Birmingham will welcome.”

Noting its existing venue operations elsewhere in the UK, in Nottingham, London and Bristol, DHP’s Director Of Promotions, Anton Lockwood, said: “We plan to use the skills and knowledge we’ve gained from award winning venues like Rock City, Oslo, Thekla and Rescue Rooms to deliver something exciting that echoes the DHP values and standards, but is also a unique experience to Birmingham”.

He added: “As part of this we will increase our focus on Birmingham as promoters, and will be investing in people and marketing in this key strategic region for us”.