August 25, 2011 2.25 pm This story is over 154 months old

Final prep for Tokyo Lincoln opening

Coming on: Tokyo Lincoln’s interior is taking shape ahead of its grand opening on August 26.

The Tokyo Lincoln club is on the brink of opening after a £1.5 million makeover of the Constitutional Club on Silver Street.

The 900-capacity club opens Friday, August 26, after 15 years of the Grade II listed building standing derelict.

Aaron Mellor, Managing director of Tokyo Lincoln, said: “I fell in love with this building the first time I was introduced to it.

“We’ve added the best, bespoke, state-of-the-art sound system from Funktion One — the system looks as good as it sounds, standing 8ft tall it looks a sonic assault weapon.

“There’s a new skyjack roof terrace and we’ve worked hard to deliver a weekly diary that delivers both musically on upfront, visiting talent and accessible resident nights.”

Local star DJs Jaymo and Andy George and their team of Moda DJs are set to play on opening night and will have a regular residency on the last Friday of every month.

Jaymo and Andy said: “As DJ’s we’re lucky enough to have travelled all over, playing in the best venues the world has to offer.

“But we can honestly say we are seriously hyped about this amazing new spot. For the opening night our good friend and all round superstar Calvin Harris will head-up proceedings.

“And for the first time in Moda history, every single member of the crew (Jaymo & Andy George, Tom Staar, Toy Tigers) will all be playing on the same bill.”

Weekly planner

Following the launch weekend, Tokyo Lincoln will open Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays and Tuesdays until Monday, September 19, when it will be open seven days a week.

  • Monday – LoveDough
  • Tuesday – Kong (a midweek mash up)
  • Wednesday – StoneLove (Rock’n’roll night)
  • Thursday – Ctrl+ Alt+ Del (Lincoln’s longest running night has a new home)
  • Friday – Tokyo Presents
  • Last Friday of every month – Moda Presents
  • Saturday – Simply Saturday’s at Tokyo: Room 1 best in commercial house & dance + Room 2 R&B and hip hop + Room 3 Soul, Funk & Motown
  • Sunday – Spank Sundays (major student night)

— Photography by Alex Colman & Chris Brandrick