One of the city’s most loved venues will be getting a facelift this year – well boatlift I guess you could call it. Thekla will be setting sail to the dry dock where experienced craftsmen will perform their magic, ensuring the future of Thekla will be one filled with many more gigs and club nights. The process will roughly take three months, beginning in June, and will be costing £1,000,000. George Adkins of DHP family and the owner of the famous venue states:
“There’s a lot of love for Thekla in Bristol, around the country and worldwide. Both music fans and bands like Florence and the Machine, White Denim, Mumford & Sons, Ellie Goulding and many others who have played there over the years have taken part in some great nights. We’re committed to preserving that heritage and that’s why we’re getting the new hull fitted – we need to make sure that Thekla continues to be a great night out for the next fifty years”.