As independent music venues up and down the country struggle to survive against noise abatement orders, planning applications and running costs it’s good news this week to see The Hairy Dog in Derby finally be granted a licence to expand.
Already running as a 150 capacity venue it is particularly well known on the punk and metal circuits.
The new licence means a larger capacity room with new facilities for touring bands and a flexibility in the space for smaller or emerging acts to use too.
Posting the news of the licence being granted on their Facebook page on Friday 19 February the venue referenced the long wait they’d had following objections to their application.
They said: “We’ve only gone and done it! Our new venue is now officially licensed and operational. Thank you to everyone who have helped and supported along the way, we could not have done it without you. Now lets book some shows!”
Image by Kristen Goodall.