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Headrow House Grand Opening

29 September 2015
Headrow House Grand Opening
Potentially the most eagerly anticipated new venue to grace the city, the innovative chaps from Belgrave are channelling their energies into Headrow House. Perhaps anticipating the eventual buzz of The Headrow once the massive Victoria Gate Complex is completed, the new site seeks to restore a former textile mill to its architectural best. Following in diverse the footsteps of Belgrave, the 11,000 square foot venue will have a cocktail bar, restaurant and events space; kind of like Belgrave suited and booted.

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One of the star attractions will be the 6 strong copper beer tanks (two of which will sit on one of two of the venue’s beer terrace), which will serve unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell, completely new to the North. Ben Davy, head of the food operations and responsible for street food favourites Patty Smiths and Dough Boys is taking his more recent project Ox Club (ever tried their amazing hanger steak at a Belgrave Feast?) and translating it into a kitchen residency. They’ll be importing a custom made Grill Works Grill in from Michigan to really finish off their authentic feel.

According to Simon Stevens, the idea was initially about finding a solution to Beacons Festival’s new metropolitan approach, housing a few of the events in the line up. Now of course, Beacons is certainly pivotal to the grand opening of Headrow House, with its first event a free East India Youth gig on Friday, continuing throughout the weekend. Further Beacons highlights at the venue include Daniel Avery, Lonelady, Ralph Lawson, Titus Andronicus, The Wytches, Hookworms, Bo Ningen and LA Priest. However the space is now lined up for so much more, set to be a key spot in the city for drinking and dining.

Celebrating their first opening night, Headrow House have lined up East India Youth, Ghost Culture, Balearic Social Club and Cave Paintings. Meanwhile on Level 0 there will be a classic beer hall selection with 70 beers laid on from all over the world alongside the debuting the Pilsner tanks.

To keep you going through the festivities they’re also serving up free food from ox club and drinks between 5-7pm.

Saturday 3rd Oct:

Level 1 event space

Lonelady-live Maps DJs 19:00 / sold out

20/20 vision: Christian Loffler / Ralph Lawson / Tristan da Cunha 22:00 - 05:00 / 10 pounds advance / 12 pounds on the door

Headrow House Beer Hall Cave Paintings DJs free entry / 21:00 - 02:00

Sunday 4th Oct:


Headrow House Beer Hall Large quantities of bier, giant hog roast, bratwurst and german brezel 11:00 - 23:00 / free entry / children + dogs welcome *free food token with every beer purchase

  • Baby Strange show at Headrow House.
Emma is a Freelance Writer for Leeds Living. She has a degree in English literature from the University of Leeds and specialises in writing cultural editorials.