Who’s ready for a dance?
Fred Zeppelins bar, known throughout Cork as one of the top spots for rock and metal music, has announced that it will finally reopen this October.
Cork has been desperately missing venues such as this iconic Parliament Street bar, and news of its return is sure to boost the spirits as the city returns to life.
In a statement posted on their official Facebook page yesterday, bar owner Tom Keating said: “I’m delighted to let everyone know that Freds will be reopening in early October. Thank you all for your support, messages, best wishes and encouragement to both Sam, myself and the other staff over the last 18 months in what has been a difficult period for everyone.
“We only ever wanted to reopen when we could do so as close to normal as possible and I am hopeful that the restrictions may be lifted earlier. Freds LIGHT would not of done anyone any favours and wouldn’t of [sic] been good for the soul. We hope to see you all soon, Tom.”
As things stand, the Irish government has stated its intention to remove all restrictions by October 22nd.
As of yesterday, indoor venues can operate at 60% capacity as long as there are vaccination checks in place. A gig at Fred’s has already been announced for November 13th, featuring bands such as Bitter Pill and Aponym.
Header image via Facebook/Fred Zeppelins