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Formula 8th Birthday   

Bank Holiday Sunday 28th August 2016

Special Guest: Seb Fontaine
(Cream, The Gallery / Ministry of Sound, Manumission, Godskitchen, Clockwork, Radio 1)

We are proud to announce our 8th Birthday party featuring none other than former Radio 1, Cream and Ministry of Sound legend Seb Fontaine. Having heard his set from Cream's Grand Finale at Nation back in October 2015 which was one of the sets from last year we felt we had to book him for our birthday bash. 

Seb Fontaine is one of the most recognized DJs on the international club scene. Through his high profile and long-standing residencies, radio shows and compilation CDs, Seb has been at the forefront of the scene for many years and continue to showcase his electronic house grooves at high-profile gigs around the world. 


Seb Fontaine has been at the pinnacle the dance scene for over 15 years and maintains his status as one of the world’s best DJs. With the continuation of his international DJ schedule and a high-profile gaining massive support, 2011 looks to be another successful year for this world-beating DJ and producer.

Full Lineup and Info:
SEB FONTAINE (90s House/Club Classics Set)
Gary Keelor 
Danny Atkinson
Carl Tait
Sam Doran

Doors: 9pm-4am / Last Entry: 11:30pm


Comedy Night at the Venue continues with Britain's best comedians.

Headliner - Pat Monahan

Patrick started off on the glamorous Irish/Iranian/Geordie stand-up circuit where he developed his warm, friendly, lively story telling style.

He is a comedy festival regular and has performed his solo shows in cities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leicester and Manchester and also at most major venues throughout the UK, year round.

He has appeared on numerous Television shows from BBC1, 2, 3 to ITV1 and 2, C4, Channel 5, Sky 1 and UKTV, as a presenter, guest interviewee, panel member and performer on shows such as:
BBC 1's Bafta award winning 'Friday Night Jonathan Ross', "The Catherine Tate Show", and "The Kumars at No.42".

"Monahan's tightrope walk between laughter and embarrassment, singles him out as a Star-In-the-making" Daily Telegraph

Hosted by Local Cumbrian Comedian - John Lebbon

Tickets - Early Bird £5/£4 NUS - Advance £7.50/£5 NUS On the Door £10/£7.50 NUS - Doors open 7pm



On Saturday 3rd September at The Venue in Carlisle, we will host one of our biggest shows to date, and it will feature one of the most decorated, controversial and iconic superstars in professional wrestling history! He has held championships in every major company he has worked for including the WCW US Championship, WCW Tag Team Championship, WCW Light Heavyweight Championship, TNA World Heavyweight Championship. a record 27 time WWE Hardcore Champion, ECW Tag Team Championship and the ECW World Championship! He is also the only man to ever have an action figure in all WCW, WWE, TNA & ECW!

Ladies and Gentleman on Saturday 3rd September, RAVEN arrives in Target Wrestling! This truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see him wrestle live as this could be his last time wrestling in the UK!

Not only that but as we found out last night, the main event for this huge show will see the lead of Polo Promotions, Jackie Polo challenge Michael Dante for the Target Wrestling Heavyweight Championship!

Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning through Ringside World priced at just £15 for Front Row (ONLY 21 LEFT ALREADY DUE TO INCREDIBLE DEMAND AT LAST NIGHT'S SHOW!), and £10 for General Admission! This show will sell out, this will be one of the biggest cards in Target history, so please don't risk missing out on this huge event!

Doors Open 6.30pm 
Show 7pm 

Parking at The Venue 
Fully Licensed Bar open throughout the entire event! 



Comedy Night at the Venue continues with Britain's best comedians.

Headliner - Steve Royle

Steve Royle is an actor, writer, comedian, juggler, and a regular presenter on BBC Radio Lancashire. His Saturday morning 9 til 12 show means he is now a treat for both cochlea and cornea alike.

Last year saw Steve’s stand-up work go ballistic. He is a regular headline act at The Comedy Store and other “alternative” venues, performed alongside Steve Coogan & Peter Kay at the Apollo Theatre Manchester, and landed a role in channel 4’s “Max & Paddy’s Road To Nowhere”. In addition, he appeared in “The Laughter Show” at the North Pier Blackpool with more traditional comics Mick Miller, Roy Walker, & Duncan Norvelle. He also appeared on Granada Programmes “Behind The Scene” and “That’s Entertainment” (with Cannon and Ball) and was voted “Entertainer of the Year” at the inaugural Red Rose Awards.

"Every sentence he says ends up resulting in helpless laughter from the audience." Daily Telegraph

Hosted by Local Cumbrian Comedian - John Lebbon

Tickets - Early Bird £5/£4 NUS - Advance £7.50/£5 NUS On the Door £10/£7.50 NUS - Doors open 7pm


Comedy Night at the Venue continues with Britain's best comedians.

Headliner - Barbara Nice

Janice was spotted by Peter Kay as Barbara at The North West new act final – that he had won the previous year (Other winners include Caroline Aherne John Thompson and Dave Spikey ).

He asked her to be in his new TV series “That Peter Kay thing” and she then went on to star in both series of “Phoenix Nights “ as god fearing Holy Mary .Oher Tv includes playing Peter`s mum In Coronation Street .”Max and Paddy “as Holy Mary again - Dave Spikey`s “Dead Man Weds “as Carole and BBc 2`s skating rink comedy ”Thin Ice"

Mrs. Barbara Nice is a much loved headline act throughout Britain – Mother of Five from Stockport she believes in bargains and getting the most out of life –Ergonomically correct she doesn`t drive and travels the country by National Express coach –her husband knows nothing of her burgeoning comedy career –he thinks she`s either at Bingo or dog sitting.

You're guarenteed the best night out with a woman old enough to be your mother that you`ve had in a long time“. British Theatre Stage

Hosted by Local Cumbrian Comedian - John Lebbon

Tickets - Early Bird £5/£4 NUS - Advance £7.50/£5 NUS On the Door £10/£7.50 NUS - Doors open 7pm


Alexander O'neal

30 Years of Hearsay 1987 - 2017

One of RnB’s most iconic names Alexander O’Neal invites you to join him together with his nine piece all star band in celebration of his 1987 masterpiece HEARSAY, widely regarded as one of the greatest RnB albums of all time. Spending over 2 years in the UK album charts and selling over 700,000 copies HEARSAY was certified triple platinum by the B.P.I. The album launched seven charting singles, Fake, Criticize, Never Knew Love Like This, The Lovers, (What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me and Sunshine, there are simply no fillers on HEARSAY.

HEARSAY commenced his special relationship with the UK, where he still holds the record for an African-American performer selling out 6 straight nights at Wembley arena. With his heart firmly in the music industry and a loyalty in the thousands that still buy his records O’Neal’s passion to keep his sound alive is ever present

“HEARSAY will always be Alexander O’Neal’s high water mark” – BBC Online

“One of the greatest soul men of all time” – Robert Lashley, Wordpress