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Updated // Town Centre Bar Investments Scunthorpe

Abacus has now been handed over to Rift & Co, who own a few chains surrounding Scunthorpe in Cleethorpes/Grimsby and Hull.

Have you visited since the changeover to Rift? What do you think of the new look and will this make you visit more?

Read more via Scunthorpe Life News Blog here

Next in Line for an investment is The Bluebell Inn on Oswald road, who are apparently set to undergo an extension into the 3 adjoining properties as far as The Old Buccaneer.  If this goes ahead it will be like Bluebell street, not a bad thing and it’s good to see some investment being made in the town centre. The beer garden will also be extended in these plans but will it happen? We cannot confirm anything yet but apparently plans and agreements are underway.


Third investment has been STORM nightclub handed over to Stealth Bars, who have renamed and revamped the venue as VOID Nightclub. The venue has not yet reopened but will be having a pre launch event in the future. 

What will the venue look like inside now? By the looks of it it’s been undergoing extensive building work inside and it seems to be waiting a long time until re launch since it closed.

The newest venue to gain investment and to re open is Jeff Cundy’s snooker/pool hall on Doncaster Road. It will re open as Kin’s Sports Bar. The venue has currently been shut for 2 years.

Alias Kid Headline Tour // Cafe INDIEpendent

On April 22nd at Cafe Indie on Scunthorpe High street a great up-and-coming rock’n’roll unit out of Manchester as signed by Alan McGee (Oasis) for their debut album, will be loud and live. They spent all of last year supporting kindred spirits The Happy Mondays.
Continue reading Alias Kid Headline Tour // Cafe INDIEpendent

Bank Holiday Sunday // Free Entry- Abacus Rocks

wpid-fb_img_1440871240571.jpgAcid peacock promotions presents Abacus Rocks

August Bank holiday weekend
The Abacus Scunthorpe from 2pm Sunday 30th August.

Followed by the biggest indie afterparty in town, the only place to be this august bank holiday weekend.

JOIN THE EVENT HERE Continue reading Bank Holiday Sunday // Free Entry- Abacus Rocks

Update // Party In The Pines (August 2015 Headline Announced)


Party In The Pines organisers are expecting this festival to be their biggest yet with a sell out once the Platinum selling headline is announced for the main stage on the evening of Thursday 12th Feb.

Already ticket sales for the August live music festival “Party In The Pines” have been sailing in through the newly launched website www.partyinthepines.co.uk without even a full line up or headline announced.

So far if you have been following the Facebook page, you will have seen the two announcements this week of the Fortress stage headline and the acoustic tent headline.

The August festival will see over 30 acts across 4 different platforms, which will include the Main stage, Fortress stage, Acoustic tent and a dance tent. There is bound to be something for everyone to enjoy and for early bird tickets at only £15, it’s not to be missed!!

Over 50% Of the early bird tickets have now been sold for the August festival. Once early bird is sold out the regular ticket price will be £25.

The Party In The Pines atmosphere is like no other live music event in the area. Surrounded by trees in a private woodland clearing with stages set into the beautiful surroundings. Whether you just want to sit and soak up the sun with a cold beer and some friends whilst taking in some live music or if you want to party hard when the sun goes down. Party In The Pines is the place to be this summer locally.

Camping & Parking is FREE (no hidden costs) just buy your ticket and that’s that. You can bring your own alcohol (No Glass) or purchase from the on site licensed bar.

Please ensure when booking via the Party In The Pines Website you book the festival you want. There are two different events.



New// Unsigned Sundays- Acoustic Acts Wanted

untitledUnsigned Sundays is the re invention of Sunday Sessions at The Abacus. Every Sunday musicians will be performing acoustic sets to wind down your weekend.

At the new time of  4pm until 8pm. Rather than the previous sessions which took place after 8pm.

The Unsigned Sunday’s are looking for acts to take part each week. If you are interested in performing or know someone who is then contact Acid Peacock Promotions.



Also On Sunday’s you can find established musicians jamming down at The Lincoln Imp.

Alternatively just down the road from the Abacus at Encore there is also a Sunday Club, where you can catch unsigned acoustic talent weekly.

Review// #Scunthorpe Town Centre On Halloween

For Halloween we attended a Halloween party and then onto a number of venues throughout the town centre. And it must be said that Henry’s probably topped the décor and effort for us personally. The floors were covered with winter leaves and the unused bars covered in black sheeting with clear plastic sections warning of dead inside. Kinda like the typical zombie movie or walking dead scenario. Also on our night at Henry’s we learnt the sad news of this being it’s last weekend open. Known as our only licensed club the demise of the venue has become clear with the younger revellers who go out every weekend choosing other places to party.

Most chilled atmosphere goes to Cafe INDIEpendent, with it’s glass wine bottle holders and tall candles burning on every table creating a quite haunting yet I suppose romantic atmosphere. We didn’t make it until later but Cafe INDIE was our first stop of the night. The thing that is nice about events at this venue is you know their is unlikely to be people who have drank too much falling all over and it has a rather classy yet quirky take on things. Cafe Indie Facebook here

We passed Sphere bar and popped in there for a drink, this place really does get forgotten about so we kind of just made our own private party for a while before heading to see where all the people were at.

Britannia held the most amount of people and was the longest time to get a drink, it was packed out and getting a drink was about an hour long mission which we soon got bored of. Brit photos here

Agenda at Class Six was also a very popular night and the costumes and effort we saw in there was actually pretty impressive. Agenda didn’t really need to decorate as the revellers themselves pretty much were the decoration. Agenda Photos Here

Agenda (Class Six)

I hear from the organiser of Indie Fright nights at Abacus it was also well attended and a good reception for the bands. Indie Friday’s Photos Here

Courtesy of Indie Friday’s

So where did you go on Halloween? What did you think of it? Have you got any good photos? Fancy reviewing it?

(Please note: we were not requested to review any of these events, it just happened to be the places we ended up popping into. Only 3 of us were out and we were just on our own personal time, so the places not mentioned are just places we didn’t manage to make, but what we would like is as we are always asking for new guest reviewers if you did attend something we didn’t, to send in a small paragraph about it or a full article with images to include)


Band Review:Get Down With Dirty Sterling

1234306_10205350527112035_7537157003814695560_nIndie rock’n’roller’s Dirty Sterling are without a doubt one of the most popular local bands in the area. Why? Well people just know their songs and they get the crowd going. Music with attitude and some encouraging stage banter to the audience.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen an audience stand still to Sterling and this Saturday was no exception, they headlined a local gig to a packed out venue. They were set to appear at a new venue called Cafe INDIEpendent unfortunately the venue wasn’t ready due to it being completely renovated by volunteers and young people but with a last minute venue swop to a large bar down the road the night went smooth and the capacity went up. Continue reading Band Review:Get Down With Dirty Sterling