December 2014 The grand opening of Leiden’s new pop temple Gebr. De Nobel will be taking place on 4th December with performances by Will and The People, Great Minds and Beans and Fatback.
In a block on the 19th century ring around the city centre of Leiden Ector Hoogstad Architects has designed a new pop venue. Two new concert halls have been placed in the heart of the block – a main hall for an audience of 700 and a smaller one for 200 people. The halls are flanked on Marktsteeg by the historic factory building, originally built for making cement and that now serves as entrance and foyer. The backstage programme on the side of Lange Scheistraat is characterised by deep orange colour of Corten steel façade. The theme of the design is the subtle combination of two opposites: old vs. new, both in terms of functionality and atmosphere.
Leiden has add a pop temple to its venues with all facilities and fantastic acoustics. With a line up of artists like Blaudzun, Birth of Joy, Jan Jaap van der Wal and Henny Vrienten promises this pop venue to be a success.