Iconic Liverpool Garlands reopens under new ownership in the heart of Liverpool’s LGBTQ+ yellow brick road
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Garlands was an icon of the Liverpool club scene and a focal point of the city’s LGBTQ+ Quarter.
The former Garlands nightclub has been given a new lease of life under new ownership, as the newly named club, which now goes by Elysium takes up residence in the iconic building.
This historic site, found in the Pride quarter of Liverpool on Eberle Street, nicknamed the yellow brick road, was one of Liverpool’s most loved clubs and achieved legendary status as the first after-hours gay club in Liverpool.
In it’s day, Garlands hosted a huge line-up of well know house DJ’s and a variety of famous faces such as Jenifer Ellison, Claire Sweeney, Steven Gerrard and many members of the cast of Hollyoaks.
Bringing back the Garlands glamour, Elysium is set to open its doors in 2023 with a launch party on Saturday 28th January with live music, entertainers and a line up of some of the hottest house DJs in the area.
The party will be starting at 8pm and guests can expect to dance their way into the early hours as Elysium pays homage to the Garlands glory days.
Elysium plans on bringing the iconic venue into the modern era as both a nightclub and private event space. With a capacity of 1,200 the versatile space can be used for a range of events from corporate to celebrations.
Elysium already has plans for weekly student nights, monthly comedy nights and John Kelly has plans to host a quadrant park event later on in the year.
At its core, the new club Elysium plans on keeping the same ethos of the original Garlands, which made Garlands such an integral part of Liverpool’s pride scene. Inclusivity being key, Elysium is a place where everyone is welcome.
For more information and to book tickets to the 2023 Launch event check out @elysiumliverpool on Instagram.
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