A NEW venue in Carlisle is set to welcome the popular Glass City live music programme this month.

The Warwick Bazaar, in Warwick Road, is a cavern of vintage fashion and antiques, but owners Jill Wallace and Stephen Benson have converted one of their upstairs room into an arts and music venue.

As well as hosting live music events, the room will also be used to show alternative cinema and act as a meeting place for similar minded individuals.

On Saturday July 28, Glass City will be providing an alternative to Kendal Calling with an eclectic line-up, traversing a number of differing but complementary styles.

The evening's headliners, Holiday are well known on the Carlisle scene, featuring hypnotic slices of repetitive angsty grunge riffs, supplemented by Nathan Linney's trademark growl.

The band have featured in various venues across the county and have also previously performed at Solfest.

The Heartwood Institute will be making a Glass City debut. A one-man electronica/beats technological maestro, the project utilises digital synthesisers and a plethora of weird and wonderful effects, in a similar vein to Scottish duo Boards of Canada.

Completing the bill, Cat of Tomorrow is also a Glass City first-timer. A singer-songwriter, the solo artist plays songs about French movies, doomed Hollywood icons and a love of the legendary Radiophonic Workshop.

Glass City promoter Mike Roper says: "It's great to have a new venue to work with, especially one that supports original creative material.

"It's a different venue to others I have worked with and will be a chance to put some different, artistic bands in an intimate venue."

The show on Saturday 28 starts at 8pm, and entrance is payable on the door.