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Rough Trade Bristol is opening just in time for Christmas

21 November 2017, 11:00 | Written by Laurence Day

Rough Trade Bristol will be flinging open its doors on 11 December, with local punks Idles confirmed as the first band to perform in the new store.

The store was confirmed over the summer, but details remained scant until today.

As well as the main shop (along Nelson Street in the city centre) selling vinyl and CDs, there will be books, hardware, and various gizmos available - and customers spending over £15 in the first week will get a month's free membership to the Rough Trade Club.

There will also be a café/bar stocking Hop House 13 and Allpress Coffee, as well as a live performance space.

"It’s been an honour to serve the people of Bristol over these past years," says Rough Trade Bristol's General Manager Seb Newton, who formerly headed up Rise Bristol. "We hope to have contributed to the cultural landscape of the city, and long may that continue. We’re now able to step things up to deliver Bristol an incredible new music store experience - one that combines our local community and music knowledge with the magic of Rough Trade. A big thank you to all our customers from over the years - me and the rest of the previous Rise team look forward to seeing you at Rough Trade Bristol soon!"

The new Rough Trade store, which "joined forces" with Rise a couple of years back, will retain staff from the previous Rise store on The Triangle.

Idles will be plying their wares as part of a special launch weekend on 16 December, with further details being announced soon - head to for more info. The store will also be welcoming The Go! Team, Django Django, Field Music, and Hookworms in the coming months.

Rough Trade also has stores in London, Nottingham, and New York City. Last year it was announced that the Paris shop would relaunch at some point this year, although that now looks pretty unlikely.

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