The Green Door Store in Brighton, England, just celebrated it’s 12th birthday with 4 local bands, Congratulations, Hotwax, Slant and The Lambrini Girls. It was a hot a sweaty night with a lot of the crowd being forced to listen in the bar because the 170 capacity auditorium was full.
Located in the old horse hospital in the lower goods yards of Brighton’s Victorian railway station, this is the perfect location to see emerging artists before they make it to the big time. Meghan and the team curate around 10 gigs per week plugs club nights. Some of the festivals are free, arranged by the venue or local gig promotion companies, and they are loved by the audience and the bands alike. Playing at The Green Door Store is a right of passage for many local artists.
The bar area is quite small, with an overflow into a gazebo outside, and the auditorium is a small brick lined room but with a good sound and an excellent vibe.
In the past artists that have played at The Green Door include Bastille (2011), Slaves (2012), The 1975 (2013), Sam Fender (2014), Frank Turner (2015), The Murder Capital (2019), Billy Nomates (2021) and Ciel (2022). You’re likely to see the next big thing there, whether you know it or not.