Frank Turner to appear at London’s old 12 Bar Club tonight

Soho venue is currently occupied by squatters calling themselves 'Bohemians 4 Soho'

Frank Turner is to perform live at London’s 12 Bar Club tonight (February 2).

The Soho venue was closed earlier this year, but has been occupied by a group of squatters called ‘Bohemians 4 Soho’ since January 23.

Turner will appear there tonight from 8pm in an event organised by SupaJam. Fans hoping to see Turner will be admitted on a first come, first served basis with donations of hot food, sleeping bags or lamps encouraged among those who attend.


Since the Bohemians 4 Soho group took over the property in January an injunction order has been posted on the venue doors banning parties, the playing of music and distribution of alcohol.

However, Creation Records founder Alan McGee’s latest signing Alias Kid performed an acoustic set at the bar last week (January 26).

Since the Denmark Street location opened in 1994, the 12 Bar Club has been a key breaking ground for unsigned artists. The venue saw UK debuts from the likes of Jeff Buckley, Katie Melua, Keane, and Adele, as well as performances from The Libertines and Jamie T.

Meanwhile, a new official outpost of the venue has opened on Holloway Road in north London, at Phibbers pub.

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