Headliner has teamed up with chart-topping British rock band Enter Shikari to launch Headliner Spaces, a joint-venture to revitalise St. Albans grassroots venue The Pioneer.
Originally launched as a charity back in 1941 for young evacuees during World War II, The Pioneer moved to its current site in 1961, becoming a hub for local musical talent with legendary ‘60s rock outfit The Zombies forming at the venue. It is also the site of the UK’s oldest indoor skate park and has gone on to become a regular gigging spot locals Enter Shikari, as well as hosting early gigs by the likes of Gallows, Bring Me The Horizon, and many others.
Headliner Spaces was set up by Headliner and Enter Shikari not only with the aim of reinstating The Pioneer Club as a touring-circuit grassroots venue, but also to have a wider reach into the community and transform the site into a creative and cultural hub. As such, the venue will also accommodate a rehearsal space and world class Dolby Atmos recording studio, as well as providing education, training, and experience for aspiring artists, live music crew and recording technicians.