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The Refectory (Leeds University)

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... Then all of a sudden, there was a new player on the scene. Part of the Leeds University campus, The Refectory offered capacity of over 1000 with big names to match. Had my prayers been answered?! BANDS - So far I have seen the brilliant Feeder, the sublime Placebo, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger ... Read review

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tomhughes

Why, why must Refectory be Leeds' biggest venue?!

AdvantagesAttracts relatively big-name bands, convenient location

DisadvantagesTerrible venue, no air-con, poor facilities, ill equipped.

"...name bands simply because of the lack of a venue big enough to attract them. Now Leeds has some brilliant venues, like the Cockpit, Joseph's Well and the Met but none of these reach a capacity of over 1000 which is essential for larger bands really. Then all of a sudden, there was a new player on the scene. Part of the Leeds University campus, The Refectory offered capacity of over 1000 with big names to match. Had my prayers been answered?! BANDS ..." Read review
14.06.2004

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