Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar to close after seven years of live music

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Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar has announced its closure at the end of the year after seven years as a live music venue.


The bar, run by Creative Director, Sally Oakenfold, revealed yesterday they would be closing on 31st December due to issues “that cannot be resolved”.


Famous for its thriving live music and alternative club nights, Sticky Mike’s has been at the epicentre of Brighton music culture since its opening in July 2011.


The bar released the following statement to their Facebook page:

It is with huge sadness and regret that we have to announce that Sticky Mike’s will close on 31st December this year. We have tried all options to keep going but there are far too many issues that cannot be resolved to make carrying on viable.

Running a GMV is tough but we’ve had a blast over the last seven years putting on some amazing shows and parties. Breaking moulds and giving artists the chance to go on to bigger things which has always been our mission from day one. Thankfully we still have The Hope & Ruin to make even better and East Street Tap will be changing in 2019 to host more live shows.

For now though we will be planning a lot of VERY BIG parties as we plan to go out with an almighty BANG! Thanks to everyone who has supported us over the years, everyone who has played at the venue but most of all everyone who has just hung out and made the space what it is. More announcements soon.

The social media post was met with overwhelming sadness with individuals sharing their recollections of Sticky Mike’s over the years, including expressions of gratitude from artists given a platform by the bar and memories of gigs.


It has been a base to many much-loved music events in the city, such as a popular host venue for The Great Escape music festival.

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Late Night Lingerie event at Sticky Mike’s. Photograph via Late Night Lingerie Facebook page.


The bar was also home to the popular ‘Late Night Lingerie’ event, exhibiting performances from renowned bands such as Royal Blood, The Wytches, and Demob Happy before they retired the shows in 2016.


The Facebook post has promised several events to celebrate seven years of music before its closure in true fashion of the venue.


The venue still has many gigs booked before the new year such as performances from Shoot the Duke, Wargirl, and Go!zilla.


Sticky Mike’s will hold its doors open for one last time on Monday 31st December 2018.



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