Independent promoters Now Wave welcome you to their new four-storey music venue, “created for music fans by music fans”. Opening on Charles Street, YES consists of four floors: a basement club, a ground floor beer hall bar, the live Pink Room and an open roof top terrace, all of which are wheelchair accessible. Transforming a 1912 printing press building into a trendy music venue has taken Now Wave promoters Wesley Jones and Jon Wickstead, along with independent promoter Ruth Hemmingfield two years of hard work. Combining the old with the new, YES retains many features of the original building, including timeless mosaics and vibrant decor, whilst introducing modern technology, such as their tailor-made sound-system flown in from NASA.
YES aims to provide a space for all people to come together and share their creativity, and therefore will thrive as a dog and child-friendly venue, welcome to everyone. Furnished with some of the city’s best street food vendors, including Pepperoni Playboy Pizza and Firebird + Hope, there’s not much this venue is lacking! “Whatever you encounter at YES,” says Now Wave promoter Wesley Jones, “you know it will be of the highest quality”.
However, the founders are very aware of visitors that may be on a budget, therefore they reassure guests that entry into the bar and roof terrace will be free every day of the week, and you’ll always be able to grab a pint for less than £3. Starting out with a bang, YES opens it’s doors on the 21st of September for a launch party lasting all weekend. For more information, click here.
Words by Sophie Cunningham.