Binks Yard Live Stage


Nottingham musicians will soon be able to take part in an exciting new monthly music night which will see performers receive 100% of ticket sales.

Launched by canalside bar, restaurant and entertainment venue, Binks Yard, Yard Sessions will take place on the first Thursday of each month starting from 06 April.

Each night will feature a headliner and two support slots, and will be open to any up-and-coming Nottingham and East Midlands based music act. Tickets will cost £6 with all money from ticket sales to go to each of the performing acts at a split of 50 percent to headliners, and 25 percent to each support act.

Each performer will get the chance to perform at Nottingham’s newest outdoor entertainment space which features a stunning state-of-the-art stage and sound system, the East Midlands’ largest outdoor screen, capacity for 500, a food smoker with accompanying street food menu and a drinks kiosk.

The venue is calling for any Nottingham musicians to register their interest to be in with a chance of being added to the upcoming line-up by emailing

Ben Hicklin, head of events at Binks Yard said:

“The East Midlands is bursting with lots of fantastic talent and we wanted to do our bit to support them. As a musician, when starting out, it can be tricky to get paid for your art, with musicians often only receiving a small fraction of ticket sales when performing at many venues. So, we decided to be the change we wanted to see in the industry.”

In addition to three fantastic performances, the Yard Session nights will also feature a range of offers across food and drink. The Binks Smoker will be in action, serving up a selection of tasty smoked treats including pulled pork cobs and Binks’ classic and dirty dogs.

Doors will open at 7.00pm, with music running from 8.00pm until 10.00pm, and revellers able to head inside after the performances to enjoy DJs, cocktails and more.

Ben added:

“We’re really excited to launch our new night and can’t wait to welcome music lovers and performers to our inaugural Yard Sessions in April. All genres are welcome and a full line-up of our first event will be revealed soon, so watch this space.”

Posted on 06 March 2023

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