Music Venues in Exeter

Exeter has a few awesome music venues for you to check out or gig in.

Despite the cities small size, we have had some major artists emanate from our music scene, the likes of Muse, Joss Stone and Ben Howard.

Here at Guitar Lessons Exeter, we have compiled a short description and review of the major music venues in Exeter. In no order...

The Cavern

The Cavern, known to be Exeter's longest running live music venue, this music venue is a regular tour date for almost all upcoming UK bands. Established in 1991, The Cavern which is located at 83-84 Queen Street behind Boston Tea Party - the entrance looking like the steps down to the underworld - has seen the likes of Launched in 1991 as a platform for local and international bands, the Cavern has over the years programmed tens of thousands of bands, including the likes of Coldplay, Muse, Biffy Clyro, La Roux and Mumford and Sons grace their stage. It is a great place for any serious indie/rock band in Exeter to start gigging. A great night out too, if you want to see who will be rocking the UK music scene in two years time head to this club.

The Lemon Grove

The Lemon Grove, located on the University of Exeter campus, has played host to some great bands over the years - including Hole, The Cribs, Reel Big Fish, Radiohead (with Pink Floyd and The Who up at the Great Hall) - in more recent years bands like Fightstar, We are Scientists and the Kaiser Chiefs have rocked student audiences. However, the quality of bands the Lemon Grove and the University of Exeter's Great Hall has certainly deteriorated in the last few years, along with the venue itself. Still, a great night out if the band is good but Exeter should be aiming to get the Lemon Grove back on the touring circuit of UK bands.

Enter Pheonix

Enter Pheonix is a cafe/venue located on Gandy St, Exeter EX4 3LS. Exeter Phoenix is a vibrant, world-class multi-artform venue. They are home to several art galleries, a theatre, gig spaces, art studios, dance studios, a cinema, film production resources and more, all centred around a buzzing Café Bar. Each year they host hundreds of events and artistic activity spanning contemporary art, live music, DJs, cinema, theatre, dance, comedy, talks, creative courses, family events and everything in between. On the weekends they usually host some great live music in a wide range of different genres so whatever music you love, please check them out.

Exeter Corn Exchange

Located at Market St, Exeter EX1 1BW, Exeter corn exchange is a Theatre, business and entertainment venue in the heart of Exeter City Centre with a full and varied programme of events and shows. They have a higher capacity than some of the other local venues which means some bigger acts can sometimes play here. Later in 2020 they have a host of acts performing including, Jimmy Carr, Rainbow & A wide range of cover bands. Check out their website for more information on tickets and how to find the venue.

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