Well, here is some potentially good news for all music lovers in Hastings.
The Crypt, that much missed music venue in the town centre, is getting a new lease of life. That’s the plan anyway, but the owners need your help.
The old Crypt premises is now owned by the people behind the ‘electric stag’, which was formerly ‘The Street’.
They are planning on re-opening The Crypt, under a new name, and have applied for the appropriate licences to make this happen. It is hoped that a decision will be made by Hastings Borough Council before the end of the year.
To help with this licence application the owners are asking for music fans to sign an online petition to help demonstrate support for this new venue.
Here’s what they have posted on their website (www.electricstag.com):
“The electric stag needs your help…
If you love music and think that Hastings needs a new late night venue then please keep reading….
Here at the electric stag we have had an amazing few months welcoming you all into the new bar in Robertson Street. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support. Many of you have been asking what is happening with the old Crypt premises so we know that you miss it as much as we do.
The venue will be a new club hosting live music, renowned DJs and exciting new club nights. We can’t reveal it’s name just yet but we can reveal that with your help it will be open by early next year.
We want to bring a much needed boost to Hastings night life, and we have been working around the clock quite literally to lovingly restore the much loved venue. Now we can’t wait to share the dance floor with you, but we need your help. Please vote YES to a new club in Hastings, join the campaign, spread the word to your friends. It’s simple just click on the link below and vote YES.”
I’ve already voted and urge you all to do the same.
Hastings has been crying out for a venue such as this since The Crypt closed its doors in early 2011. As you are probably aware, here at Pierless Music we are very keen on helping to promote and support original local talent and this will, hopefully, provide a great future avenue for that.
You can find the petition at: http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/yestonewvenue