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The Sugarmill
Address Brunswick Street
Opened 1994

The Sugarmill is a nightclub and music venue in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, that opened in 1994.


The Sugarmill hosts Electric Friday club nights weekly, the longest running alternative club night in Staffordshire. The last Friday of each month is the Electric All-Nighter, open until 6 am.

The club also hosts The Move on occasional Saturdays and every Bank Holiday Sunday, a club night which brings the biggest names in international house music.

Their club nights are open to over 18s only, all their shows (unless stated otherwise) are open to over 14s.


The Sugarmill is situated at the bottom of Brunswick Street in the heart of the Cultural Quarter of Hanley, the city centre of Stoke-on-Trent. It can be seen next to the Stage Door pub and opposite the Fiction night club.


It has hosted many bands, some of which going on to gain great success. For example:

  • Coldplay
  • Muse
  • Elbow
  • DJ Falcon & Alan Braxe
  • Stereophonics
  • A Day to Remember
  • The 1975
  • The National
  • Maxïmo Park
  • Kasabian
  • Lamb of God
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • Trivium
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Foals
  • You Me at Six
  • Glassjaw
  • Editors
  • The Libertines

The Sugarmill actively promotes the local band scene and also attempts to attract bigger names to play at The Victoria Hall and Keele University.

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