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Opening Act

$4.50
per month
This is for the legends, because everyone knows the opening acts are the ones to watch.

There are no rewards here, you're not donating because you want something in return.  You're (young) Anakin Skywalker, giving with no thought of reward.

Thank you.  This community thrives because of people like you.
  • An Enormous Sense of Wellbeing

Main Support

$10
per month
The main support act - on their way to superstardom?  Have you just caught them before they explode?  Enjoy the last time you can catch them while drinking anything other than £7 pints of watered down lager.

Here you'll find pre-sale access to some of our more popular shows, discounted venue merch + lots more to come!
  • An Enormous Sense of Wellbeing
  • Early ticket access
  • 20% off Exchange merch

Headliner

Limited (4 of 20 remaining)
$29
per month
You're the headliner.  You're going on last because everyone is really here to see you.

Got a ticket?  You don't need one.  Because you my friends, are on the guest list (once per month with some caveats!).

Some friends of ours have also kindly agreed to throw in some tickets to some of their most popular shows.  We're always looking to make more friends, but we're already there with The Fleece, Bristol Beacon, Effigy, Deadpunk and 1%!

If you are interested, for full info on guest list allocations, email [email protected]!
  • An Enormous Sense of Wellbeing
  • Early ticket access
  • 20% off Exchange merch
  • 10% off at Exchange bar
  • Free Exchange ticket every month
  • Free Louisiana ticket every month
  • Free 'Friends of The Venues' tickets
  • Free access to all live streams

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About Exchange & The Louisiana

Our Mission
The Louisiana and Exchange are the cornerstones of Bristol's thriving independent music community.  We've always both been so lucky to count on the support of those who believe in what we are trying to do and want to be a part of it.

We are opening this Patreon as a way for people who want, and are able, to support us directly, and for us to offer a whole host of rewards as a way of thanks!

The coronavirus pandemic has brought our whole industry to its knees, and the knock on effects are likely to be seen for years to come.  As we rebuild ourselves to the point where we can deliver the same amazing live music experience you've come to expect, and diversify how we can support arts and creatives through online and live streamed shows, every single penny raised will go directly back into allowing us to continue to survive and create opportunities and experiences for the Bristol independent music community.

Exchange
Exchange is a community owned, independent venue focused on supporting a wide range of musical projects and creative endeavours.
Exchange holds two event spaces (250 and 60 capacity), offering an adventurous and diverse program seven nights a week.
Exchange is a coffee shop and kitchen offering sustainably sourced locally roasted coffee alongside a healthy, modern vegan menu.
Exchange is home to various musical and creative residents including a record shop, recording studio and offices for local promoters and record labels.
Exchange is a not for profit social enterprise that is owned and operated by its members.
Exchange is a space available to the Community and open to new ideas – alongside our gig program we have played host to intimate bar gigs, plays, brewery takeovers, rehearsals, exercise classes, workshops, pop up kitchens, flea markets, art exhibitions, book launches, talks and conferences.


The Louisiana
The Louisiana is a 140 capacity, family run venue that takes pride in putting on the best musicians and giving both them and the audience the perfect communion. This is something we’ve been working on for over 25 years.

There was a fire at The Fleece, Bristol in 1996, and two local promoters asked if they could use the room upstairs at The Louisiana instead. We said yes, and in the first week Placebo and Super Furry Animals played here… at the time, we didn’t even have a stage.

Gianni built a stage a week later, which was lucky because within weeks more promoters were involved and we were staging gigs on a regular basis. We’d get up-and-coming DJs in only charging people 50p entry; The Chemical Brothers played one of these and we even started doing club nights in the basement at weekends.

Over the years, The Louisiana has been seen as a barometer for new bands. The first time The Scissor Sisters played here it was as support to a Bristol band, but by the third time we had to escort them to the stage so they wouldn’t get mobbed. It was the same with Florence and the Machine, and The National – who first played here to 20 people and now they’re playing to 20,000. We’ve always been the first port of call for most new bands doing a national tour.
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