Sunbird Records, 4 The Circus, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 1BS | Venue Cap. 250 | Website

In 2016, Sunbird Records opened a DIY live music venue in the heart of Darwen. This creative hub is nestled in the rolling hills of Lancashire – also known as ‘near Manchester’. Built and shaped by a growing neo-tribe of like-minded artists and musicians, with a collective drive to launch new alternative music and culture into the industry, the venue is the first of its kind in the busy mill town of Darwen and caters to the live music needs of its local inhabitants. It is also the Headquarters of the independent record label, of the same name, ‘Sunbird Records’, acting as a workplace for the team behind the impressive roster of artists.

Originally a decommissioned bank, the venue features a basement vault which has recently been transformed into a cutting edge recording studio, available to bands in the surrounding area for creative purposes. Future plans involve starting a live streaming radio station, which will broadcast from the newly renovated bank vault, through social media platforms. The aim of the station is to promote new music from a broad spectrum of genres.

The venue has established itself as a tour stop for many artists, from our own local heroes to our musically inclined friends across the pacific and mainland Europe. The venue has hosted 100’s of live acts, recent acts include PINS, Strange Bones & Allister Whitehead, and continues to help provide a platform for original music.

We are proud to present the Sunbird Records venue – a space to craft and showcase pioneering musicianship and diversity.

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