Bristol venue The Louisiana to celebrate 30th anniversary this year

It’s been 30 years since The Louisiana was taken over and to celebrate some special shows are lined up.

The venue first started as an Italian restaurant before turning into the renowned venue we all know. There was a fire at The Fleece in 1996, and two local promoters asked if they could use the room upstairs at The Louisiana instead. The venue said yes, and in the first week Placebo and Super Furry Animals played the venue before they even had a stage.

Over the years, the venue has been seen as a barometer for new bands and they’ve often been the first port of call for emerging artists doing a national tour. Over the years bands such as Muse, The Libertines and The White Stripes plus local ones like George Ezra, Idles or Thought Forms have graced the stage.

Now the venue are set to celebrate the history and the future on this anniversary between Sunday 26th of November and Friday 1st December 2017. The shows will consisting of a mix of bands that have made what The Louisiana is today and others who represent the sound of tomorrow. Amongst names revealed so far are Poisonous Birds, Oh The Guilt, October Drift, Bubba and HALO.

Check out one of our recent favourite shows at the venue here:

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