Last week we received the great news, that the Lincoln Imp in Ashby will reopen this week. It was beginning to look as though it may never happen, which would have been a real shame for such a great local and iconic original live music venue. So many local musicians and gig goers felt the void after the venue closure.
The pub has now been taken on by Handsome Dog Pubs, they already run pubs in Doncaster, Pontefract, Wakefield & Castleford. They will be reintroducing Sky TV and football into the Ashby Local. We aren’t sure of the extent of décor changes in the bar but we hear it could be in Scunthorpe United colours.
Tomorrow (Thursday 24th July), will see a 15 strong team head to the Lincoln Imp for a spruce up and clean of the venue. The work is expected to be done pretty quick for Friday’s grand reopening.
Lorraine, the previous Landlady will be the general manager of the venue for Handsome Dog Pubs.
Kev from Grind events hire, who previously took care of all the sound, lighting and projection requirements at The Lincoln Imp has spoken out on social media, that he will not be returning to the venue with his setup.
There will be some other changes along the way. I think we can expect to see some big tribute bands for a reasonable door fee. As this Friday for the reopening it’s the ‘Appy Mundayz’ tribute joined by local support from The Kolns & Mark Donaldson and on the 7th Sept there will be a double hitter with the popular ‘Total Stone Roses’ and ‘Oaysis’.
As well as top tributes, I’m sure we can expect brilliant local talent and exciting unsigned bands with some surprises along the way.
Hopefully, people will get behind supporting live music and the venue itself and make it great once again.
Scunthorpe Nights, as always, will be supporting the venue, as it is one close to our hearts so we will be back there covering gigs and shows very soon. Best of luck to the imp team 🙂
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Announced gigs so far:
Friday 26th July- ‘Appy Mundays’ plus local support £3
10th Aug- R.E.M tribute by Stipe
7th Sept- Total Stone Roses & Oaysis
14th Sept – MARQUIS DRIVE
20th Sept- Iconic 90’s band- TBC
And in December there will be a Red Hot Chilli Peppers tribute, Chilifornication.