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I worked in the Octagon from 91 and got to see a lot of the acts. One week in particular stands out. We had Motorhead play on the Thursday and Status Quo on the Saturday. Oasis also played there in the 90`s before they were famous. I heard their sound check and remember saying to someone "They`ll never do owt, they`re rubbish" lol

 

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Lower refectory? You are showing your age. I remember Heather small playing down there. Amazing voice

 

Well I'd better show mine then. I recall seeing Manfred Mann, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates and the Swinging Blue Jeans down there in the mid '60s when I was capable of doing the 'Hippy Hippy Shake!'

 

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I saw Faith no more / Mortal sin at the Octagon (1990)

Got a few listed as Sheff Uni in mi book which if i remember right was there? Gong Maison , Acid Reign, Xentrix / Sabbat, Godflesh, Ozric tentacles / Dodgy, Disposable heroes of hiphoprasy, The Orb, Credit to the nation / Eskimos and egypt,

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The octagon always reminded me of a workings mans club, I loved the random arrangement of chairs and tables and the fact you could drink while watching the artiste/turn a very relaxed atmosphere its a pity it wasn't more successful as a venue .

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The octagon always reminded me of a workings mans club, I loved the random arrangement of chairs and tables and the fact you could drink while watching the artiste/turn a very relaxed atmosphere its a pity it wasn't more successful as a venue .

A vast majority of the bands moved to the O2 when it opened

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Saw some great bands there though it probably wasn't called the Octagon, Babe Ruth, Head Hands & Feet, Uriah Heep The Gliiter Band and one of Roxy Music's first giggs .

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I think the glitter band did play but it would have been before `91.

A few of the bands i met while working there was. Orbital, Norman cooke, Skunk Anansie, Natasha Bedingfield, INXS, Amy Winehouse, Saw Doctors, Sleeper, The Editors, oh yes, i also met Rolph Harris :(

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Happy Mondays

Charlatans

Motorhead

Cramps

didn't go that much to the octagon, we used to frequent the lower refectory much more often

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Its hard to remember exactly now, memories are fuzzy, i presume Faith no more was actually at the octagon and all the rest were in the lower refectory, also seen napalm death and hawkwind at the lower refectory i think, dont think they were the octagon

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yeah I saw napalm death at lower refec, saw loads of bands there in the late 80's & early 90's

 

at one time we didn't think we'd had a good night unless we came away with a bloody nose....

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Lower refectory? You are showing your age. I remember Heather small playing down there. Amazing voice

 

Cheeky git, don't rub it in! :D

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I remember seeing Nirvana, Dogs D'Amour and FM at the Octagon. And Tigertailz was I think in the lower refectory, with their pyro I thought the whole place was going to up.

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Saw Tim Vine the comedian at the Octagon. They ran out of larger. A great venue

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