Britain’s Best Small Venue Shortlist – Hebden Bridge Trades Club

The shortlist in NME‘s search to find Britain’s Best Small Venue in association with Jack Daniel’s JD Roots has been revealed.

Thousands of votes were cast for hundreds of venues across the country, but the list has now been whittled down to just 10 regional winners. Now it is your chance to vote for the overall winner.

And this week, we’re helping you along by profiling the ten shortlisted venues. Here, it’s the turn of Hebden Bridge Trades Club.

To tell us who you think should be the overall winner of Britain’s Best Small Venue in association with Jack Daniel’s JD Roots, go to Voting is open until May 28.

The winner will be announced in the June 8 issue of NME, on sale June 5, alongside a very special gig announcement for the winning venue.

Hebden Bridge Trades Club – Regional winner – North
Location: Holme street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EE
Manager: Mal Campbell
Capacity: 200
Most memorable moment: Patti Smith played a benefit concert at the venue last year for victims of the Calder Valley flooding. The show was her smallest in years, and tickets sold out in just 90 minutes.
Best fact: The Trades club was built in the 1923 as a joint venture between a number of local trade unions. It was equipped with a fully-sprung dancefloor that’s still used to this day.
Why does this venue deserve your vote?: It’s no secret why so many big names make their way to this small Yorkshire market town: great sound, great atmosphere, a unique setting and a fine selection of local ales.