53 Degrees enters final stretch of live shows as it prepares to close

Posted on - 9th November, 2014 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Music, Nightlife, What's On in Preston
53 Degrees is made up of two venues, one holding 1,500 people and the other 400

53 Degrees will soon close its doors

53 Degrees has entered the final stretch in its time open to the public.

The venue will close on December 31 after years serving up live music to the Preston community.

Preston’s community reacted sadly to the announcement back in June.

Between now and then there are still several shows available for you to say goodbye properly.

Take a look at the remaining programme below.

‘Aynsley Lister’ // Friday 14 November, 7.30pm // £10

When explosive natural ability collides with fiery, emotionally charged compositions, the result is Aynsley Lister; an incredible guitarist whose brand of blues-based rock delivers contemporary song writing fuelled with pure heart and soul. After a rapturous response to last year’s 53 Degrees show, Aynsley’s back – by request – to rock the house.

‘The Doors Alive’ // Friday 15 November, 7.30pm // £11

Authentic to a T, right down to the clothes and instruments they use, The Doors Alive re-create the sound, look, presence and magic of a real 1960s Doors concert, effortlessly transporting the audience back in time with classic hits such as ‘Light My Fire’, ‘When The Music’s Over’, ‘Riders On The Storm’, ‘The End’ and many more.

‘Hacktivist’ + ‘Dead Hearts’ & ‘The One Hundred’ // Wednesday 19 November, 7.30pm // £9

Hardwiring huge, devastating grooves with intelligent and insightful rhyme, Hacktivist are not afraid to split opinion. Recent tours alongside international giants Enter Shikari and Korn have won the band new fans around the globe, and now they’re back to take the 53 Degrees stage by storm.

‘The Smiths Ltd’ // Saturday 22 November, 7.30pm // £10

The Smiths Ltd are the closest you will get to experiencing that live charge of Morrissey, Marr and Co on stage. The only Smiths tribute actually based in and from Manchester, The Smiths Ltd play classics including ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’, ‘Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before’, ‘This Charming Man’ and many more.

‘Magnum’ // Wednesday 3 December, 7.30pm // £20

Rockers Magnum picked up a huge global following in the 80s touring with the likes of Judas Priest, Def Leppard and Blue Oyster Cult, as well as making a name in their own right with Top 5 album ‘Wings Of Heaven’. Best known for hit singles like ‘Days Of No Trust’ and ‘It Must Have Been Love’, the band are back with a new album and explosive tour.

‘Preston’s Got Soul Feat. Eddie Holman’ // Friday 5 December, 8pm // £15

Preston’s Got Soul’s last night at 53 Degrees promises to be something truly special, featuring legendary ‘Hey There Lonely Girl’ singer Eddie Holman, alongside some of the best veteran DJs in the business, spinning wall-to-wall Northern Soul classics.

‘The Lancashire Hotpots’ // Saturday 6 December, 7.30pm // £12

Described as “The Spinal Tap of folk bands” (Paddy McGuiness) and “the new Wurzels” (Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2), The Lancashire Hotpots are the ultimate party band. Whether serenading the female staff at the local off-licence or singing about Shopmobility scooters, the Hotpots are ready to raise the roof once more with an evening of musical merriment and good times.

‘Combichrist’ // Wednesday 10 December, 7pm // £17.50

Combichrist have been hugely influential in the industrial scene, constantly pushing the boundaries with their electrifying sound. After being hand-picked to support Rammstein on their last UK tour, their live show is now bigger and better than ever. Joined by co-headliner William Control (frontman of Horrorpunks Aiden), this promises to be an amazing night for fans of industrial / alternative music.

‘Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model’ // Friday 12 December, 7.15pm // £12

Following a sold out run at the Edinburgh Festival, and recent appearances on shows like ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats’ and ‘Have I Got News For You’, Katherine Ryan hits the road with her critically acclaimed. Taking a look at the murky world of the beauty industry, ‘Glam Role Model’ examines the role of the models who provide its bread and butter in her uniquely intelligent, cutting and hilarious style.

‘Bad Manners Christmas Party’ + ‘Ska Face’ // Saturday 13 December, 7.30pm // £17.50

Formed in 1976, Bad Manners went on to become heavyweight Ska legends and a much loved 1980s pop band. Between 1980 – 1983, Bad Manners spent 111 weeks in the charts and the band had 12 hit singles including ‘My Girl Lollipop’, ‘Special Brew’ and the classic ‘Lip Up Fatty’. Local legends Ska Face support.

‘Inspiral Carpets’ // Sunday 21 December, 7.30pm // £18

Ever since the return of original singer Stephen Holt in 2011, The Inspirals have been busy touring the globe as well as releasing new singles ‘You’re So Good For Me’ (2012) and ‘Fix Your Smile’ (2013). This year, they unveil their first studio album in twenty years. Don’t miss this iconic band, performing hits like ‘This Is How It Feels’ and ‘She Comes In The Fall’, alongside brand new material.

‘Dark-Cide New Year’s Party’ // Wednesday 31 December, 10pm // £6.50

This is it – the last ever night at 53 Degrees, as the Preston venue closes its doors. And what better way to bring down the curtain than with a massive party from our long-standing friends Dark-Cide, spinning their unique brand of goth, alternative, EBM and 80s music to start the New Year in style.

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