Preston pub marks first birthday with week-long celebration

Posted on - 3rd September, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Nightlife, Preston News, Pubs, University campus, What's On in Preston
Interior of the Vinyl Tap

A Preston pub is marking its first birthday with a week-long celebration of music, food and drink.


Vinyl Tap in Adelphi Street opened on 8 September 2018. Prior to its opening, the pub was the Hearts of Oak and before that the Variety.

Over the past year Vinyl Tap has become well-known for its record store theme, live music and selection of burgers. It has also been named CAMRA’s Most Improved Pub 2019. 

The full line-up of birthday events is as follows. All events are free.

Tuesday 3 September

Weekly Open Mic, hosted by landlord, Sean Keefe, with free Budweiser for every performer. Starts at 9pm. 

Wednesday 4 September

Live music from Hardwicke Circus, who are said to sound like a mix of the Stones, Tom Petty and the E Street Band. The band has spent most of the summer on tour supporting the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Madness.

Landlord Sean said: “These are hands down one of the best young bands you’re likely to see. See them at the Tap while you can, because they’re gonna be BIG!” Show starts at 9pm.

The Vinyl Tap in Adelphi Street
The Vinyl Tap in Adelphi Street

Thursday 5 September

CAMRA award night. Join the celebrations as Vinyl Tap receives CAMRA’s award for Most Improved Pub 2019.

Friday 6 September

It’s the Birthday Weekend Party, with many of Vinyl Tap’s favourite musicians coming back to play.

Sean said: “It’s going to be a glorious celebration of rock ‘n’ roll! You never know what you’re gonna get, but it’s gonna sound great.” Starts at 9pm.

Saturday 7 September

Live music from The Hyperjax and support.

Sean said: “The Hyperjax have just released their new album, Bringing The Bad Back Home, and it’s a scorcher. They’re back to tear the roof off on our birthday night!” Show starts at 9pm.

Sunday 8 September

Vinyl Tap’s monthly Comedy Club, compered by Barrie Heap of Cheshire Cat Comedy. Show starts at 8pm.

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