AN exciting new venue bringing live music back to Kidderminster town centre is set to open later this month.

The entertainment venue, named 45 Live, is located at the former Vault Bar site on Oxford Street and will showcase local musicians, tribute acts and events all throughout the year.

Kidderminster company Music Industry Group, which owns the venue, hopes it will be a positive addition to the town following the trials of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Managing director Marcus Allen, from Kidderminster, feels the venue will help support emerging musical talent in the town and wider Wyre Forest area.

The 31-year-old said: "It's great to be bringing some live music back to the centre.

"There hasn't been a dedicated music venue here for a number of years.

"It's great for local talent and young kids - they've got a place to showcase their talent.

"Our entire team is all really excited to get it off the ground. The company is really proud to be part of this."

The site has undergone a complete refurbishment and features a high-end soundsystem and LED screen. The venue also has a fully licensed bar.

It's set to open on Friday, June 25 with a weekend of events. Listings can be found via or by searching their social media pages on Facebook and Instagram @45livevenue.