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Okay for a live band venue

First time here (since it changed from Sea many moons ago) on a Friday night to see the 911 and... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
via mobile
Not a patch on the original Riverside

This was my first visit to the Riverside. We had tickets for Sam Fender and were really looking... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
Stuart N
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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25 Mar 2018
“Okay for a live band venue ”
23 Jan 2018
“Not a patch on the original Riverside ”
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

First visit travelling from Hull for the wayward sons gig and was impressed with the venue, friendly staff and great sound and atmosphere

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

First time here (since it changed from Sea many moons ago) on a Friday night to see the 911 and 5ive gig. Downstairs isn’t too big and it was a tight squeeze but there’s a seating area and standing balcony upstairs with more room. Bar...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

This was my first visit to the Riverside. We had tickets for Sam Fender and were really looking forward to it. The music was excellent but the venue was very disappointing. From the moment we walked in it was a squeeze to get anywhere eg...More

Thank Stuart N
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Was really looking forward to this event. Seen Limehouse loads of times before and had heard good reports about Livewire. Arrived a bit late for the event and Limehouse were already on. The place was absolutely packed. Initially, could hardly get into the room, but...More

Thank 633colinb
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Went to see some bands here, and can't really fault it. Compared to some live music venues I've been to, it was pretty decent. The staff were helpful and friendly for the most part. Security/bouncers were a little overzealous but otherwise fine.

1  Thank Kyra L
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Went to listen to Monaco Blonde and the Coasts live. About 90 people in the venue. Bouncer friendly on the door although he did face plant a young lad at the end of the night for taking his shirt off. Bar had limited selection and...More

1  Thank seekeroffortune2013
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Here last Friday night to see the Youngblood Brass Band. The lady at the door was lovely. Overall, the venue is fine. No bells or whistles, but if you just want to dance (on a sticky floor) and watch a band you like, there is...More

Thank MissGoSu
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Visited here last night to see the excellent Living Colour. It was my first visit to the venue and I enjoyed it. Part of the reason for that was of course the band however the venue contributed to a great evening. It's a small place...More

2  Thank Adrian D
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Went to see Julian Cope here last night.Great support act,Tom Hickox who is doing a headline tour soon.Mr.Cope was incredible,extra-terrestrial I suppose.The venue is intimate,less is more,so they say,and I agree.The security staff were friendly and vigilant,a good thing for everyone.The barstaff were very polite...More

1  Thank ninetyniness
Reviewed 4 November 2016

went to see Afro celt ss brilliant gig room to dance friendly staff fullmarks IT was atreat too hear such a fab sound and be so close to the band will def go again

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