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Tempus II – Friday 24th February

Tempus II – Friday 24th February

Impeccable Agency presents Tempus with the original Cream residents Paul Bleasdale and Andy Carroll!

Green Party Fundraiser – Thursday 2nd March

Green Party Fundraiser – Thursday 2nd March

Fantastic acts from around the North West, including a special solo set from the fantastic, BBC Folk Awards Singer of the Year 2016 (nominee) Emily Portman, and Manchester band Crystal Ships join forces to promote this fundraiser.

Jesca Hoop – Wednesday 5th April

Jesca Hoop – Wednesday 5th April

The California-born, Manchester-dwelling singer-songwriter visits The Magnet for a headline slot!

The Haggis Horns – Saturday 4th March

The Haggis Horns – Saturday 4th March

Conjugating decades of experience, raw talent and a vigorous energy, The Haggis Horns need no introduction as they lead the UK’s soul scene with a hefty distance from their competition. Join us on our vinyl release tour for an unforgettable night, partying with the wilder beasts of funk until the sun comes up.

The Americas – Thursday 9th March

The Americas – Thursday 9th March

The Americas come to Liverpool for the first time, with support from the incredible Mad Alice and Affairs!

Trampolene – Thursday 9th February

Trampolene – Thursday 9th February

The amazing Trampolene will be appearing in Magnet Liverpool for a special show as part of their mini tour. Support from COLOUR, Generation and The Jjohns. More info!

The Bad Habits – Friday 17th March

The Bad Habits – Friday 17th March

Vinyl Junkie presents The Bad Habits!

PLASTIC – Wednesday 1st March

PLASTIC – Wednesday 1st March

Liverpool date on PLASTIC’s UK tour. They’re hitting the Magnet with their friends in BRINE and two boss local bands, Shrinking Minds and Honeyspider.

The Besnard Lakes – Tuesday 23rd May

The Besnard Lakes – Tuesday 23rd May

Montreal collective The Besnard Lakes return to Liverpool ahead of the release their sixth album!

A Unique Venue

About The Magnet

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Founded in 1958, the Magnet holds an illustrious and iconic place in Liverpool’s musical history. Originally, the street level bar was called the ‘Rumblin’ Tum’ and the basement the ‘Sink Club’. It was one of the city’s first black music venues and entry was by way of a numbered sink plug on a short length of chain which proved membership.

Freddie Mercury first played with Brian May in a band called Ibis at the Sink Club and there seems to be very few bands and performers that at some point in their careers haven’t graced the dark red stage. Following a brief period in the early 90’s as a tapas bar, the venue was extensively refurbished and re-named as The Magnet in 1998. A couple of years later, the main room was extended and the sound system upgraded to include a world class Funktion One. The Magnet as we now know it was born. In the past decade, the venue’s line ups have read like a who’s who of contemporary and classic black music artists, including memorable appearances from Roy Ayers, Louie Vega, Gilles Peterson, Gregory Isaacs, Horace Andy, Todd Terry, Jazzy B, DJ Spinna, Karizma, Mr Thing, D-Styles, People Under The Stairs, Groove Assassin and Wolf Music.

Upstairs, residents spin disco, boogie, soul, funk, Latin, Afro and house music all night long…

The Magnet boasts a long list of accolades including ‘Best Bar in Liverpool’ – The Guardian March 2008, ‘Best Bar’ – The Itchy Guide, and sits proudly at No 29 in the Best Bars in the World – GQ Magazine 2007.

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Friends & Residents

Liverpool Craft Beer

Liverpool Craft Beer

In 2010, before craft beer was on the tip of everyone’s tongue, Liverpool Craft Beer Co. was steadily building their own brewing playground. Finding vessels from all over the country, designing our own tanks and having volunteers help us bring the brewery to life is a history we’re proud of. No big investment, no established market, no high tech brewing; just people wanting to come together and make something they’re proud of.

Soapdog

Soapdog

A dedicated independent printer in the heart of Liverpool. From a one-off hoodie through to a print run of 200,000 hardback books, we’ve got you!

Mad Hatter

Mad Hatter

Boss beers from Liverpool. Live yeast + the best ingredients = quality beer.

AE Audio

AE Audio

Audio Engineering and Equipment Hire Services.

Bear Growls

Bear Growls

Bear Growls plays disco, funk, house and all things soulful. Recently supporting Greg Wilson, Giles Peterson and The Reflex, he is one busy bear!

Kole

Kole

Kole’s range extends across House, Disco, Funk, Hip Hop, Rare Groove and Soul. He is heavily rooted in the underground Liverpool music scene & without him, it wouldn’t be what it is today.

James Sims

James Sims

James hosts a fortnightly show on Sessions Faction Radio where you’ll hear everything from Funk, Soul and Disco to House and Techno via Afrobeat, Jazz and World Beats.

Beaten Tracks DJs

Beaten Tracks DJs

Beaten Tracks are a Liverpool-based collective of DJs, promoters and afficionados who champion the rare, the dusty and the forgotten… expect funk, soul, reggae, Afrobeat, Latin, hip-hop, blues and jazz; leftfield beats and soulful enlightenment.

Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison

Paul lives between Liverpool and Berlin, bringing the late night warehouse techno vibe to the Fish Tank whenever he’s in session.

Gavin Kendrick

Gavin Kendrick

Gavin Kendrick is part of the Southport Weekender family, with a long history of DJing at the legendary gathering, and at its contemporary incarnation as SuncéBeat festival on the Dalmatian coast in Croatia. A staggering record collection and deep musical knowledge make every set unpredictable and unmissable.

Adam 'Pooky' Speechly

Adam 'Pooky' Speechly

The bohemian b-boy, the Wirral wonder, the Caucasian blunder…

Mark Lyons

Mark Lyons

Underground Soul, Disco, Boogie, House, Rare Groove and Balearic belters get an airing across sets inspired by 25+ years of record collecting, DJing and countless nights on the dance floor from Blackburn to Barbarellas.

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