Eden, a new music venue in Bournemouth, has announced a series of mid-week ‘student’ gigs in March.
On the 19th March, four local bands are taking to the stage in the name of local charity, Justice For A Better World. This will be the start of regular, mid-week live music at Eden.
Hometown regulars, Endea, are headlining the charity event. The progressive rock act have welcomed the arrival of the new venue.
Frontman, Grimshaw Endea, said: “For me personally, I feel that the Bournemouth music scene needs an injection of life and a new venue where unsigned and upcoming artists can play is definitely a step in the right direction.”
Their main support band from Southampton are called Arid Wave and are a blend of grunge, punk and alternative rock. They have recently supported Moose Blood on their UK tour.
Warming up the set are locally based rock-trio Call Indiana, whilst opening the night are freshly-formed indie-rock outfit The Grafton Fridays, also from Bournemouth.
Arriving on 30th March and 22nd April, touring bands Moorhaven and Valour will be headlining heavier shows at the new 400 capacity venue. These two shows will be free entry events.
Justice For A Better World is a Bournemouth and London based global charity which provides for disadvantaged children and communities worldwide, led by BU student and namesake, Amir Eden.
Amir said: “It is great to see our volunteers and a local business do something fun and entertaining whilst doing some good; helping many young people less fortunate and disadvantaged”.
Formerly Hamptons, Eden have answered the call for many, with big investments made to refurbish the once-nightclub. It is now a stage for upcoming musicians, a new dimension to Bournemouth nightlife and an avenue for charities.
Owner Peter Tour said: “There are too many nightclubs and not enough music venues. We want to appeal to students and make it student accessible. We want to go in a different direction and offer something different”.