Madding Crowd

We are pleased to announce Bournemouth’s Brand New Live Music Venue “Madding Crowd”.

In recent years many musicians and industry professionals from the Bournemouth and Poole music scene have said the area needs an intimate yet good sized live music venue. A dedicated town centre venue, created and designed with both musicians and the audience in mind. Finally that venue has arrived – Madding Crowd opens it’s doors to the public on Friday 13th July 2018. Located between Debenhams and Clarks, the blue doorway leads you up to the brand new facilities with an in-house PA system, backline and sound engineer – the perfect place to perform.

There is LIVE MUSIC EVERY NIGHT OF THE WEEK plus most events are free entry.

Madding Crowd

The launch month is immense on the Friday opening with emerging acts presented by Run The Night. Mikey Ball, Marble Tides and headliners Hightown Parade (Chris Payn) will be taking to the stage. Saturday follows with another fantastic lineup and free entry with Session One, the top live funk, soul & pop show band. To reserve your free tickets, book online via the global industry platform Music Glue (link found on the main website). Each week continues with live music from 5pm every day, ideal for a refreshing beverage straight from work. Street-style food menus are available with table service plus exclusive drink brands to add to the customer experience.

The impressive programme includes jazz, country, rock, new world, folk, vintage and so much more. Acts are encouraged to book the venue for music projects and already album/EP launches are being confirmed with Miss Annie & The Midnight Shift plus soloists Jade Norris and Mikey Ball. Madding Crowd is keen to work with everyone to help Bournemouth develop as a centre for the Southís live music scene. Partnerships include the education sector such as the Bournemouth Academy of Modern Music and the Arts University Bournemouth by offering paid work placements and a platform to showcase talent.

Saints Of Sin

Bands performing this year will be Saints of Sin, SIRPICO, Bel, Erica Drive, One Word and others are encouraged to contact the venue to be part of the community ethos. Special events will be ticketed for music fans to meet their favourite signed acts with big news being announced in the next few months. Listings and more information can be found on the website and don’t forget to download the app for regular updates plus drink promotions.


Madding Crowd aims to be a thriving hub for live music and welcomes everyone to get involved.

Opening Night Events:
Friday 13th July – Opening Night – Run The Night presents
Mikey Ball + Marble Tides + Hightown Parade

Marble Tides
Hoghtown Parade

Saturday 14th July – Party Night
Lee Rasdall-Dove + One Session (one the UK’s biggest party bands).

Sunday 15th July – Jazz Night
Ian Ellis Trio

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