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Sunday, 7 February 2010

Derby's No1 night dedicated entirely to music from the 80s, 1st Saturday of the month.

WeLuv80s at the Metro Bar on Albert Street, Derby.

Are you a fan of 80s music? Well did you know there is a bar in Derby where you can enjoy an entire night of music from the 1980s (8pm to 2am).
The welove80s nights take place on the first Saturday of the month.
So the next 80s night is on Saturday 6th March, put it in your diary now so you don't forget.

For more information on the dedicated 80s night please visit their website : http://www.weluv80s.com/

They have a page on Facebook, so why not add them as a friend : weluv80s Facebook.
If you love 80s music get yourself along to the next 80s night, you will love it.

Last nights 80s set included tracks from Adam and the Ants, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Dead or alive, Spandau Ballet, Belinda Carlisle, chaka khan, Paul Hardcastle, Frankie goes to Hollywood, Gary Numan, New Order, Go West, Human League, Pet Shop Boys, Heaven 17, Human League, The Smiths, Blancmange, Blondie, Martha And The Muffins, Michael Jackson, Ultravox, Wham, Simple Minds, Visage, Teardrop Explodes, Talk Talk, Kraftwerk, Madness, The Beat, The Specials.
Any many more, far too many to remember, all classic 80s tracks.

So stop playing Jet Set Willy that you bought from First Byte computers in the Main Centre, unplug your ZX Spectrum pop your Rubik's Cube into your C5 and get pedling into town to enjoy the best selection of 80s music Derby has to offer!

If you are interested in a bit of history about this pub then read on...
This pub has had many different names over the years. The building dates from 1848 and was called The George and Dragon, In 1872 it was renamed the Kings Head. In 1878 it was renamed The Central. In 1939 it was renamed back to The George and Dragon (Click here to see) and incorporated the building next door (as you can clearly see by looking at the Metro Bar today). In 1989 it closed and looked like it was going to be demolished for shops but ended up reopening as The Central Vaults in 1992. In 1997 it was renamed The Tap House, since 2002 it has become The Metro Bar.

Map location for the 80s night at the Metro Bar :

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P.S. They have now also started a dedicated 80s night at another Derby pub, This one is at The Slug and Lettuce pub on Irongate and takes place on the LAST Saturday of the month with 80s music played from 9pm-2am !
So the next 80s night is on Saturday 27th February 2010.

Do you remember Derby's Pubs in the 80s?
Did you see UB 40, Thomson Twins, Culture Club, Spandau Ballet, Human League and Soft Cell perform at The Blue Note on Sadlergate in the early 1980s?



  1. massive thanks for this info andy about our 80s night.
    love the history of metro bar, really interesting and i remember it in some of its former guises.
    didnt get to say hello last saturday but at future nights come and introduce yourself and have a drink with us.
    once again many thanks from all the weluv80s crew & hello to leigh ann.
    Lee Perry (founder/promoter/dj & general dogs body,(haha), weluv80s )

  2. Seems this club has now been closed down. :(

  3. My friend and I went early this year and had the most fantastic night. The landlord and landlady made us feel so welcome on our first visit to Derby. We are planning another trip and will see them again soon.