Electric Group is an independent, fast growing & privately owned music venues company
We own and operate some of the UK's most iconic live music and club venues. Formed in 2013, the company has evolved out of the success of our refurbishment and reimagination of the Brixton Fridge as Electric Brixton, now recognised as one of the UK’s leading music venues, hosting world class artists across an eclectic range of genres. In 2017, the company acquired SWX, in Bristol and re-launched the iconic nightclub as a touring standard live music venue and which is now firmly established as the Number 1 music venue serving the South West. In 2015, the Company acquired the Freehold of the O2 Academy Newcastle (operated by Academy Music Group) and in 2017, the Leadmill in Sheffield. We are now preparing a £1.5m refurbishment of the former O2 Academy Newcastle, which will reopen in October 2022 as an independent music and club venue, NX.
Electric Group is proud of our venues, our people, the communities in which we have deep roots and we hope to long continue to make a valuable contribution.
Electric Group is a Joint Venture between Co-Founders, Dominic Madden, CEO, and Jake Lewis. Dominic has 20 years’ experience of management in the entertainment sector. Jake is a musician and producer.
An iconic music venue hosting world class DJ artists and an eclectic programme of live gigs
Electric Brixton is a premiere leading music venue hosting world class acts across a broad range of musical genres. We are a showcase venue for artists and hosted 178 live & club events in 2019, attracting an audience of over 200,000 music fans. We have also hosted an established roster of artists, including household names such as Liam Gallagher, Jorja Smith, Sam Fender, MGMT and Fall Out Boy, as well as providing a platform for up-and-coming artists. Electric Brixton is a vital part of London’s music eco-system and the venue hosts a number of iconic club events including significant support of the LGBTQ+ community
Major touring-standard venue with club events that own the city
SWX is the South West’s leading music venue. A former Top Rank Suite concert venue, launched in 1964 with the Beach Boys and The Faces, the venue has hosted many leading acts since then. Well established as Bristol’s leading nightclub since the 1970’s, the building, centrally located in Nelson Street was acquired by Electric Group in 2017 with a vision of repositioning the venue as a premier touring standard concert venue. With a focus on an outstanding customer experience and a programming policy combining production led major club events at weekends with concerts, SWX is now acknowledged as the leading music venue in the South West. In 2019, the venue attracted 270,000 fans to club nights and concerts. Boasting a pioneering live program, SWX provides a platform for industry leading artists, including Bombay Bicycle Club, Slowthai, Arlo Parks, Fontaines D.C and Machine Gun Kelly, whilst being a weekend staple amongst students.
Leading music venue hosting dance DJ sets & an eclectic live music programme
NX is Electric Group’s latest venture. Formerly the O2 Academy Newcastle, the venue will reopen in October 2022 as NX, a state-of-the-art 21st-century independent music venue, following a comprehensive £1.5 million refurbishment. The refurbishment focuses on creating a more intimate gigging experience for both artist and audience with the introduction of mezzanine platforms, staircases, four new bars and a roof terrace whilst maintaining the grandeur and heritage of the existing architecture.