Haken (Uk) + Leprous (Norway)
20-22 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, WV14 7LJ
Approx. capacity: 700
The Robin 2 in Bilston is an excellent live music venue with a capacity of 700, and draws appreciative crowds to see some unexpected big names, local bands and tribute acts. At the front of the club, Noddy's Bar - named after the Slade frontman - is an excellent place to meet for a drink before the gig. The Robin provides a refreshing alternative for those who like to listen to good live music at a reasonable price. The Robin 2 is unique in the fact that it is also a hotel. The Robin 2 hotel has been inundated with bookings since it's opening in May 2008. The 500,000 pounds hotel is aimed at giving concert-goers the chance to enjoy a drink and have a bed nearby for convenience. The old building next to the Mount Pleasant music venue was gutted and transformed into the new attraction as part of a 12 week renovation project. The hotel was built during celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of the music venue. Each of the eight sound-proofed rooms are fitted out with en-suite bathroom, tea and coffee machines and digital televisions.
Bilston Central Tram Link stops close to the venue.
Direction From M6: -At M6 Junction 10, exit onto A454 heading to A463/Wolverhampton/Dudley -Continue on A463/Black Country Route -Go through 2 roundabouts -At Oxford St take the 4th exit onto A41/Oxford St -Continue to follow A41 -Turn right at Mount Pleasant
On site parking - There is a large car park at the rear of the venue. 20-22 Mount Pleasant Bilston Wolverhampton West Midlands WV14 7LJ
Please contact the venue on 01902 401211.
General Access Info
Please contact the venue on 01902 401211.
Doors Open: 7:30PM
14+ only. 14s to 17s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets.
More information about Haken (Uk) + Leprous (Norway) tickets
+ special guests Maschine (UK)
London-based progressive metallers Haken have been going from strength to strength following the release of latest album ‘The Mountain’, with Prog Magazine calling it ‘an absolute triumph, a celebration of all the prog world holds dear.’ The band had this to say about the upcoming dates: “We can't wait to get back on the road this October for our first UK tour! We'll be sharing the stage with incredible Leprous and Maschine - it's gonna be a blast. We'll be playing songs from our back catalogue with the possibility of showcasing some new material. We're looking forward to seeing you there.”
Norwegian heavy proggers Leprous last year released their latest album ‘Coal’ with Metal Hammer calling it ‘further proof that forward-thinking, technical metal is in a rude state of health.’ This tour will see the band play in many cities they have never visited before, and they comment: "So finally we get the chance to do a more extensive tour in the UK! It's a territory we've wanted to explore for a while and when we got the chance to the tour it with our very talented label mates Haken, the choice was easy. It will be our first shows ever in Ireland and Scotland, we will explore several new English cities and also be able to return to London again. Ever since I lived in England myself for a year (from 2009 - 2010), I've wanted to come back here for a proper tour! The nice thing about the UK, is that you have all these great cities in very close distance to each other! Which means less driving and more playing! We promise a very intense show, and hope to see as many as possible of our UK fans at the shows."
Brighton-based young progressive rockers Maschine released their impressive debut album ‘Rubidium’ last August, and this run of dates will mark the band’s first major tour. Classic Rock picked up on them, calling them ‘very promising indeed’, and the band have been voted Prog Magazine’s best new band. The bands leader Luke Machin says this: “Maschine are massively pleased to be a part of this tour as each band are certain to bring something special for every one of these live shows. We will be performing tracks from our debut album ‘Rubidium’ and will also be looking forward to road testing some new material.”