Being as Corby is now known as the fastest growing town in the country we lacked a decent music venue of note. The Corby Cube, run by the Derngate group based in Northampton, is sadly very lacking in good concerts. So it’s great news that we now have The Zombie Hut a place where up and coming acts can come and perform locally. Without this new venue we’d have to travel to either Leicester or Northampton to see some decent live music. Killing Joke were the first act to play live there as their warm up gig for a world tour. Now Ian McCulloch who is playing two nights and former Libertines, Carl Barat have added weight to the place. The venue is situated on the edge of the town at the Rugby Club within the Corby Triangle.
Being on only able to hold 250 people this means many shows will sell out, which has been the case for all the aforementioned artists. This hopefully will encourage more acts to come to the north of the county’s only decent venue. A big thank you to the people behind The Zombie Hut in the shape of Ari Watkins (right) and Roddy Stone. Coincidently many years ago a few of us from Corby used to go to the Wollaston’s Nags Head pub where I was lucky enough to see U2, so who knows who may turn up in our town. In a time when we hear of venues closing this has to be good news.