Out in the Sticks Todmorden

Out in the Sticks Todmorden Possibly 16th Aug 1997

Todmorden isn’t a hot bed of anything.  In fact it’s a long way from Leeds, a long way from any major city. However throughout the 90’s it supported a really lively club night called Out in the Sticks at the Blue Note club.  We only visited once, but it was a long drive. Upon arrival the town never looked like there would be a lively pub, let alone lively club. However we found the venue, and inside it was going off.  It was a tie up with Up Yer Ronson I think, and the locals we having it.  Some claimed it to be the best club in the country.  It was certainly a welcoming one.  Thinking about it I am pretty sure that there was a bloke with bongo’s there as well. Always sign of a super club in the mid 90’s.

No idea what happened to the venue, or even really why we had decided to visit, but glad we did

Facebook Group run by the original DJ’s


Where is Todmorden?

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  1. The club was called the Bluenote and the night ran from 1993 until 2003 with the same two promoter / resident DJ’S.
    The club was sold in 2003 and the night finished. Out In The Sticks hold annual re-unions on their birthday weekend.
    The next being August 26th 2012 @ Mint Lounge in Manchester

    1. Russ,
      I was a regular dancing queen at out in the sticks, we would make the track from Blackburn often. Living in NYC now but would love to find some of the sets yourself and Craig belted out each week… any links? Also are you still doing the reunions?

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