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Milltown Studio was Rockin'!

Sara popped by to help out at New Mill's, Milltown Studio for their 20th birthday!


Greeted by the stunning scenes of Derbyshire when arriving at Milltown Studio's on a beautiful summers day. The building sits at the top of a hill with views of the high peak, not far from the local high street and train station.

When Sara arrived, everyone was hurrying around, gearing up, sound checking for what was going to be an afternoon of live music and celebrations.

Sara jumped behind the bar, ready to help serve drinks to guests, serving soft drinks, Moretti, wine and a rather technical keg of local Torrside brewery 'Two-Nine-Eight' that required pliers to pour! Armed with It's OKAY Zines which were displayed on the bar side, which were offered for free with a donation. Guest began to arrive and the day of bands commenced, spirits were high and there was an excitement in the air!

Line Up

First up, from 1pm-2pm incredibly talented student bands took to the stage.

From 2- 3pm, we were supplied with some groovy soundwaves.

Followed by Grande Volume who gave the crowd a top performance from 3 - 4:30pm.

Finishing the event was White Van Man with a special guest appearance from Elvis!

Wrap Scallion provided the crowd with delicious burritos which were much needed by all.

It was brilliant to see so much talent come together and deliver a day we wont forget. Toes were tapped, songs were sung and huge smiles graced the outside court area of Milltown Studios. It was obvious to us that this place was special and the community fully supported the studio that has been providing music recording and learning spaces, to New Mills for the last 20 years.

Milltown Studios opened in May 2002, and is home to bands including White Van Man, Myoho, The Pontiacs, Remedy Krewe and Ace Tone Revival. We have also provided rehearsal space and recording facilities for members of well known bands such as The Gorillaz, Beady Eye and The Verve.

We defiantely had lots of fun and spoke to many about our project, the zines and all that we do. Thank you for inviting us to Milltown Studios and a special thank you to owner, John Patterson who arrange the whole event. I hope my beer pouring skills were up to scratch!

Mill Town Studios

The studio offers a range of services including music tuition, rehearsal room hire, full recording facilities and shop.

Phone:07933 443261

Address: Milltown Studios

Meadow Street, New Mills, Derbyshire, SK22 4AY

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