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Former Coliseum Brighton Venue Gets a Facelift as ‘The Arch’

Former Coliseum Brighton Venue Gets a Facelift as ‘The Arch’

A renowned Brighton seafront nightclub, steeped in history, has undergone a dynamic remodelling of the popular 33-year-old venue’s sound system and will re-open with a fresh name of The Arch on March 7.

German techno duo Pan-Pot will play on the opening night of the newly-named club at the revered King’s Road venue on the Arches.

The Arch — formerly called Coliseum — has undergone a large-scale facelift with an updated bespoke sound system as part of the impressive transformation.

With a burgeoning reputation for having attracted top names in the club’s former guises as The Zap Club, Digital and Coliseum, the newly installed state-of-the-art sound system and new lighting rigs are there to encourage premier names to return to hit the high notes.

Club promoter Carlos Ruiz Lopez explained:

“We want to see quality DJs and quality names to help regenerate the music scene in Brighton, and once again be the centre point of the UK underground movement.

“Our new mission is to provide the city with a club designed for locals, by locals with a real sense of community and to provide the region with cutting edge events.

“The Arch is set to welcome the world’s finest promoters, labels, artists and DJ’s every weekend but also nurturing future talent.”

The Arch has invested in 12kw Funktion-one Dance Stack sound system, original founders of Turbosound, which features a dozen 21-inch bass speakers that is exactly the same as utilised in Ibiza’s world-famous club Space.

Yianni Melitsis, head of the club’s programming and whose vast experience as an artist booker will be fully utilised, enthused:

“We’ve got to give people a reason to come out to enjoy themselves, and by offering the biggest names coupled with the best sound system then we can soon make The Arch the best small music venue in the UK.

“Acts and revellers will get the quality and the service expected of a world-class club, we want to make sure that everything is top dollar. We needed more variation for the people of Brighton and will deliver that with both star names and emerging talents.

“Brighton’s always been a hub for experimental music and cool movements, sadly the city appears to have recently lost its way. So The Arch is here to revive this notion of being current and up front but also to promote underground music and educate the new generation.

“The Arch is looking for the faces and personalities who are interested in the top-notch nocturnal musical world of Brighton – people who will feel united in one space with the one common binding factor of good quality music.”

Revellers will be treated to such household names as Dale Howard, Heidi, Mano Le Tough, Route 94, Tale of Us and wAFF.

See The Arch’s Facebook page at for details of future gigs.

You can download the pics of the venue here:

For photographs, press passes for gigs, interviews with staff at The Arch
and to arrange interviews with artists playing The Arch contact:

Neil-Monticelli Harley-Rüdd // 0781 3355 979 //


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