The club has been renovated and redesigned just in time for what is set to be a special summer reopening. The Arch will return on the 26th of June next month. Several parties have already been announced with the likes of Shanti Celeste, Saoirse, Skream, Cassy, Maceo Plex and more all having been spotlighted to appear so far.
Damien Fell, Head of Music at The Arch announced the following on the reopening.
“2020 would have marked five years of The Arch but we had to close our doors in March as the Covid-19 pandemic began to devastate the UK’s music venues. On reopening, rather than resting on our laurels we decided to give this historic Brighton venue a new lease of life and committed to a big refurbishment, even though we did not receive the Arts Council funding. The last year has been extremely challenging; to keep the business alive we built a take away bar from the venue’s fire exit and dug in to get the job done. The Arch is looking the best it ever has and I can only sit here in awe of the work that has been done by the team as we set to reopen with Jamie Jones on Saturday 26th June.”
Several other big names have shown support for the venue as it announced its return. Fatboy Slim offered the following comment:
“The music community in Brighton is close to my heart; it’s where I live and I’ve been a part of it for decades. The Arch has played a big part in that and they’ve put Brighton’s nightlife scene at the centre of the UK underground movement for several years now. It’s been a struggle for them during the pandemic and it’s great to see them refurbishing the space. This club is an integral part of Brighton’s musical heritage.”
The full list of summer dates so far can be seen below:
June 26 – Otherworld with Jamie Jones, Prok|Fitch, Denney, Joseph Edmund, Summer Ghemati
July 3 – Do Not Sleep Chris Stussy, Seb Zito, Ray Mono, Summer Ghemati
July 10 – Charged presents Skream, Cassy, That Songbird
July 17 – Renaissance with Maceo Plex
July 24 – Dance On Arrival with Rich NxT & GW Harrison
July 30 – Cafe Mambo with Mark Knight, Danny Howard
Aug 7 – He.She.They with Shanti Celeste & Saoirse
Aug 14 – Cafe Mambo – Riva Starr, Secondcity, Maxinne
Aug 21 – Otherworld with WaFF
Aug 28 – Clockwork Orange
Aug 29 – Eastenderz with East End Dubs, Rossi, Fleur shore
Sept 4 – Hatcha & Friends
Sept 11 – Sterns Ravers Reunion
Sept 18 – Arch with Prunk, Rossko, Fabe, Summer Ghemati
Sept 23 – BMC Official Aftershow TBA
Sept 25 – Boundary Festival Official TBA Aftershow
More details HERE.