Plug jointly purchased by The MJR Group & Propaganda
The MJR Group and Propaganda are excited to announce the joint purchase of Sheffield’s premier live music venue and nightclub Plug from its founders Adele and Scott Bailey. Since its launch in 2005, Plug has established itself as one of Sheffield’s best venues hosting acts including Arctic Monkeys, The Prodigy, Ed Sheeran, Jarvis Cocker, Patti Smith and Lily Allen to name but a few.
Propaganda founder, Dan Ickowitz-Seidler, had this to say: “I have had the pleasure of working with Adele and Scott for several years with Propaganda at Plug. They’ve been amazing operators and have created one of the best venues in the country. I am thrilled for Propaganda to be taking over the venue with MJR and we intend to continue their amazing work and ethos while continually growing the number of events at Plug.”
Adele Bailey told Exposed: “We are so pleased that we have been able to work with Dan at Propaganda and the MJR Group to put a deal together that will see Plug move forward building on what has been an amazing and emotional 11 years for us. We have had the privilege of providing parties for millions of music lovers since 2001, but it is time for a change for us. We are confident that the venue, the amazing customers (past, present and future) and the awesome team that have worked with us over the years, will not only be in good hands, but we know that Plug will go from strength to strength under its new stewardship.”
The MJR Group and Propaganda also jointly own The Tramshed in Cardiff, a new 1000 capacity live music venue, boutique cinema and bar which since its launch in October 2015 has hosted over 100 live shows from many acts including The Charlatans, Jack Savoretti, Billy Ocean and Soul II Soul. They jointly acquired The Assembly in Leamington in November 2015, which previously won Music Week’s ‘Venue of the Year’. They also jointly own Propaganda’s Attic in Leeds, a 1000 capacity nightclub.
The MJR Group promotes over 1000 live shows in the UK and Australia, recently touring UB40, Ocean Colour Scene, The Charlatans and RuPaul’s Drag Race. As well as their venues with Propaganda they also program Dingwalls in London, Motion and Marble Factory in Bristol, Southampton’s Engine Rooms, Sub 89 & Bowery District in Reading and jointly own The Globe in Cardiff.
Propaganda is one of the UK’s biggest club nights, promoting over twenty indie and alternative club nights across the UK, Australia, Brazil as well as in America, where they successfully launched earlier this year. Over 20,000 people attend their club nights each week.
Propaganda and The MJR Group have successfully combined their team’s experience and expertise to deliver a wide variety of events and an elevated entertainment experience at their venues in Cardiff, Leamington and Leeds, something they are both very much looking forward to now doing in Sheffield at Plug.