Indie gig promoter 432 Presents has become co-owner of Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms.
The Glasgow-based company, which established The Hug and Pint on the city’s Great Western Road in 2015, will work with the existing team at the Edinburgh venue to develop its live event programming. 432 has become increasingly active in its promotion in the capital, with shows at Summerhall, Sneaky Pete’s and The Queen’s Hall as well as having twice run multi-venue urban festival The Great Eastern.
The Voodoo Rooms, on West Register Street close to Waverley Station, opened in 2007 having previously been the Cafe Royal’s Bistro Bar, part of the city’s architecture since 1861. It is home to a bar and restaurant, six live rooms including the 200-capacity top floor Ballroom, and the Speakeasy, previously home to local promoter Baby Tiger’s The Den.
432 director Brian Reynolds said: “We are thrilled to join Ewan (McNaught), Lachlan (Rooney) and the hardworking team at The Voodoo Rooms and look forward to exploring ways in which we can use our expertise to contribute to the cultural fabric of the City of Edinburgh in this most cherished of institutions.
“I’ve got so much respect for the outgoing directors Kyles, Brendan, Andrew and Rock for everything they achieved here in conjunction with Ewan, who is continuing in his role as director, and the rest of the team.”
Reynolds later added in a Facebook post: “What struck me about The Voodoo Rooms when promoting there is just how beautiful and well equipped the city centre venue / bar / restaurant is.”