A POPULAR Southampton music venue has announced a reopening date. 

The Joiners, on St Mary's Street, has revealed it will be officially reopening on December 11 following almost nine months of closure during the coronavirus pandemic.

Friends and fans of The Joiners, which played host to Oasis, Coldplay and Green Day as they rose to fame, raised thousands of pounds to help save the venue during the first national lockdown. 

The venue will be hosting live music gigs, which will be limited to 33 people and will be seated. 

The venue will offer tables of two, three and four and have said they will be open for three nights a week for live music but also plan to open as a bar. 

In a Facebook post, organisers said: "We can finally announce that The Joiners will reopen ON Friday 11th December for the first time since March this year.

"We can't wait to welcome you all back through our doors, everything is going to be different from the system we used to run of course with the ongoing situation.

"Gigs for the time being will take place seated with 33 people only allowed in the audience, tables will be available in groups of two, three and four.

"We will only be open for gigs three nights a week but we will also be open as solely a bar, more updates on that later.

"We can't wait to welcome you back to our Church of Live Music, see you there."

The opening night will see musicians Calum Lintott, Owen Hackett and The Stowaways play live.

The next gigs lined up are: 

  • December 12 - MYSTIC PEACH (sold out)
  • December 18 - MYRIAD and Wave Chase
  • December 19 - Jimmy Herrity and guests
  • December 20 - MYSTIC PEACH

Tickets are on sale at www.joinerslive.co.uk and www.seetickets.com.