Sunbird Records [Darwen]

Sunbird Records, nestled in the heart of Darwen, emerged from a fervent passion for music and an unyielding commitment to nurturing local talent. Established in 2016 by a group of avid music enthusiasts, it swiftly evolved into a bustling hub for artists and aficionados alike. Its home has been built and shaped by a growing neo-tribe of like-minded individuals, with a collective drive to launch new alternative music and culture, into the industry. Originally a decommissioned bank, the venue has established itself as a tour stop for many artists, having already hosted 100’s of live acts from across the world, from our own local heroes to our musically inclined friends across the pacific. We are proud to present the Sunbird Records venue – a space to craft and showcase pioneering musicianship and diversity from fledgling acts taking their first steps on stage to seasoned veterans. The venue’s calendar pulses with an eclectic array of events, from gigs spanning genres like indie, rock, folk, and electronic to open mic nights fostering a vibrant exchange of creative expression. Previous acts to have played include PINS, Hotwax, Witch Fever, Dirty Laces, James Holroyd, Deja Vega, One Sided Horse, Bag of Cans, Donnie Willow, Sky Valley Mistress, Strange Bones, DJ Shitmat, Ruby My Dear, Fruit Tones, Carol Hodge, Demented Disco, The Battery Farm, Vacant Weekend, Age of Glass, Lets Swmim Get Swimming, Dropjaw Audio, Sessions and many many more. Sunbird Records stands as a testament to the belief that music transcends boundaries, unites communities, and sparks inspiration. It’s unwavering commitment to fostering a thriving musical ecosystem has cemented it’s place as a beacon of creativity in Darwen, leaving an indelible mark on the local cultural landscape.


Accessible toilet available. Assistance dogs welcome. Queue jump available for people that can't stand for long periods of time. Wheelchair accessible and/or venue all on the floor.