The independent radio station Melodic Distraction has moved home to a brand new venue called Melodic Bar.
Melodic Distraction launched a Kickstarter campaign after losing its original residence in the Baltic Triangle district of Liverpool city centre. The radio station raised over £36,000 through the campaign, allowing them to find a new home at Constance Street, Islington.
The new venue will consist of repurposed shipping containers fitted with a studio on the second level and a coffee shop and bar serving beers and cocktails on the ground floor. They will also host live performances and gigs, with the venue acting as a hub for the Liverpool music community. Additionally, they have plans for art exhibitions, record fairs and other arts and culture events.
When asked about the new venue, Director of Melodic Distraction James Zaremba said:
“This space is a product of Liverpool’s strong sense of grassroots community spirit, A stark contrast to the top-down, multi-million-pound flat building approach that’s seen the city recently stripped of its UNESCO World Heritage site status.”
Profits from the venue will be reinvested in the radio station, presenters and the Liverpool music scene. With the radio station soundtracking the ground floor bar. Melodic Bar will be a welcome addition to the Liverpool arts and culture scene.