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Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo
Paul McAuley

New venue in former Garlands promises to stay true to its 'ethos'

A new venue has reopened in the same premises as Liverpool's Garlands and it promises to stay true to its ethos.

The former Garlands nightclub has been given a new lease of life under new ownership. The newly named club, Elysium, now 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 its day, Garlands hosted a huge line-up of well know house DJs and a variety of famous faces such as Claire Sweeney, Steven Gerrard and many members of the cast of Hollyoaks.

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Bringing back the Garlands glamour, Elysium is set to open its doors in 2023 with a launch party on Saturday 28th January on Eberle Street with live music, entertainers and a lineup 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 Garland's glory days".

Owners of Elysium plan 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 will 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 said to be a "place where everyone is welcome".

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