It has been announced this morning that after 22 years, there will be new management at the helm of essential but often maligned Leicester music venue The Shed from 1st January 2017. Having hosted Kasabian and Ellie Goulding in their early days, The Shed has been a staple home for young Leicester musicians as they learn their trade – and one of only a few steadfastly ‘all ages’ venues in the city.

The entrepreneurial Dreaming In Colour Promotions will take over the venue from January, with a full refurb scheduled to take place In the new year.

Dreaming in Colour’s Director, 25 year old Elisabeth Barker Carley, has been a fan of the shed for over a decade. “I first started going to The Shed when I was 14 and it’s there that my love of live music really began. (current owner of The Shed) Kev has taught me a lot of what I know now, and I owe an awful lot to him for his support and guidance over the years when I was finding my feet as a music promoter in the city.”

“It’s such an honour for me personally to be taking this venue on. I hope we do it justice with the acts that we’ll be bringing in. Our first job will be an extensive refurbishment in the new year. We hope to maintain a lot of The Shed’s existing character, but with a fresh look, so here’s to another 22 years, and more.”

The venue is scheduled to reopen in April with a full programme of events.

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Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Great Central, John has been actively involved in Leicester's creative community for over a decade - promoting shows and releasing records under the name Robot Needs Home. He is a director of Handmade Festival, and ex member of the band Maybeshewill.

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