Optimo and Bicep to perform at new-look Paisley Town Hall

DJ duos to perform as part of a 'one-off' electronic music event at the newly opened venue following its £22m makeover.

Melting Pot: Optimo and Bicep to perform at newly reopened Paisley Town Hall

Optimo and Bicep are to perform at the newly refurbished Paisley Town Hall.

The popular DJ duos will go back-to-back for a “one-off” eight-hour event organised by Melting Pot in the iconic A-listed building on Saturday November 4.

Paisley’s Town Hall has undergone a £22m makeover designed to make it a “landmark” entertainment venue, with an increased capacity of 1,200 for a standing gig, a bar and terrace overlooking the town’s Abbey and a state-of-the-art sound system.

Mark Mackechnie, Melting Pot Director, said: “As someone who was born and bred in Paisley, it’s a special feeling to be able to bring an event of this calibre to such a stunning venue in the old town. Really looking forward to this one.”

Paisley Town Hall to reopen in October after £22m refurbishment

Cllr Lisa-Marie Hughes, Renfrewshire Council’s cultural spokesperson and chair of OneRen, said: “We know generations of residents will all have their own special memories of the building – and the work done over the past few years will allow it to mean as much to future generations too.

“The building had become outdated and needed upgraded to stay in use – but the work done here has seamlessly integrated everything a 21st-century venue needs while preserving the classic 19th-century look that makes the town hall so special.

“At the same time, modern standards of accessibility are very different to those Victorian architects worked to. The town hall has been redesigned with audience experience and comfort in mind, and we’ve made extensive changes to the layout to create step-free access to most areas of the building.

“As an entertainment venue, the town hall will be Paisley and Renfrewshire’s big stage. Soon, it will be bringing new life and footfall into the town day and night, in line with our wider ambition to use the town’s unique cultural and heritage offer to change its future.”

Tickets are £30 and available to buy here.

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