If you recall the iconic nightclub Lillie’s Bordello in the 00’s, you’d remember many a party goer, artistic minded, thespian and cultured foray of punters scattered about the place and the dancefloor. The energy in the place was almost a tonic and heathen paradise to the creatives and party goers of Dubin. However on the diminishing side of Lillie’s in the last few years, it’s decline was met with the doors shutting closed earlier this year. So it is great news that on the old site of Lillie’s will rise new Venue ‘Lost Lane’ but will it pay homage to a similar punter to that of the 00’s?
Lost Lane, a new 280-capacity music venue, is set to open its doors in April. The venue, situated off Grafton Street in the space formerly occupied by Lillie’s Bordello, promises to place a strong emphasis on the best of Dublin’s emerging talent, across a wide variety of genres. The new venue has promised a complete change, in both its vibe and audience demographic along with it.
Lost Lane “seeks to create and maintain a reputation as the home of live music in Dublin. Artists will span a diverse range of acts from across the Irish and international music scene, and genres from rock and indie, to jazz and trad bands.”
On Friday April 12, Lost Lane will host their very first event, a launch party featuring Irish producer Kormac. The following night will feature Niamh Farrell of HamsandwicH & Cathy Davey. Some other highlights for April include: Zaska with Haiku and Join Me In The Pines on April 25th, Wyvern Lingo on April 27th and Delorentos on May 11th. With many more listed on their site here.
The spec at the venue also sounds rather slick and includes site specific speakers by Toby Hatchett, Hatchett Sound Furniture (Hang Dai, The Big Romance, Connolly’s of Leap) and Acoustic treatment and sound design, purpose built and tuned to the building by Abe Scheele, Scheele Sound.
You can find out more about Lost Lane here.