New venue is on full charge

Battery logo
Battery logo

CHESTERFIELD’S latest live music venue is fully charged and ready to go.

Battery kicks off this week, based in the former RnB room of the town’s Escapade nightclub.

The live launch takes place on Saturday, with Dead Sons, Ruberlaris, The Shindys and The Natterjacks taking to the stage to christen the venue.

It’s followed by a new Saturday club night called XXX Supercharged, playing a mash-up of all kinds of alternative music from 10.30.

On Thursdays, Battery will host three or four live bands from 7-10pm, followed by the Hot Wired club night from 10.30 playing the best in alternative, punk and metal.

Friday at Battery will be Juiced club night from 10.30, playing indie and Britpop.

Chesterfield’s Rich Alsop is fronting the new venue, with the backing of experienced night-club promoters and managers.

He said: “We hoping it will become a touring venue - as geographically it makes sense.

“What we need is everyone to get behind it as there hasn’t been anything like this in Chesterfield for a long time.”

Guest DJ sets from Gary Powell of the Libertines and Creation Records creator Alan McGee have already been booked, with big name bands including The Beat set to take to the Battery stage in coming weeks.

Tomorrow night Battery is holding an open night for members of the public to drop in and check out the facilities before it all kicks off for real on Saturday.

Tickets for Battery are available in advance from Hudsons Records and on-line via and

If the gigs aren’t sold out, tickets will also be available on the door.

For more details, check out the Battery on-line profile at www.facebook/batterybar chesterfield.