The independent station’s new space will function as a studio, café and bar.
Bristol’s Noods Radio has found itself a new home. As of this week, the station will be based out of a new café and bar spot called Mickey Zoggs. Coincidentally, Mickey Zoggs is built upon the former The Surrey Vaults pub site in St Pauls, which was home to the original Noods studio back in 2017. The new spot – which is helmed by the Noods crew – will function as a station HQ as well a space that the public, artists and local listeners can visit. At present, Noods is broadcast from a studio in Stokes Croft.
Noods directors Leon Pattrick and Jack Machin, alongside co-founder Francesco Campanile, are behind the new venture. Speaking on the new move, Pattrick said, “We’re super excited to finally have a place we can really call home. We’ve been looking for somewhere long term for the last 2 years now and it’s kinda romantic how we’ve ended up back at our old local.”
“Things are gonna be a bit different though, we’ll still have great music but it won’t be a music venue,” he adds. “We’ll be keeping things pretty low key with the station coming first. It’ll be a place for residents to get together and listeners to get that bit closer to the station. We’ll also be using the space for some industry training and talks.”
Mickey Zoggs will be open seven days a week serving Italian coffee, sandwiches and “treats” by day, while operating as a licensed bar by night. The space will close at 11:30pm (BST). To accompany its in-house set menu, Mickey Zoggs is also set to host a selection of pop-up eateries such as Pasta a Casa and Miso Bap.
The new space opens to the public on 30 April. Mickey Zoggs is set to host Noods residents and friends such as Danielle, Kahn, Dar Disku and O$VMV$M across its opening weekend.
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