A POPULAR town centre live music venue which recently closed its doors is set to re-open under new ownership.

Central Station / Live Rooms located on Hill Street, Wrexham town centre closed its doors in February due to crippling financial pressures for the former owners.

Now thanks to new owners Stewart Bassett, Fiona Bassett and Sam Foulkes, the venue will reopen its doors in July as 'Central Wrexham'.

Mr Foulkes head of promotions at the new Central Wrexham said: "Central Station has been a key part of the town’s music scene since opening in 1999. Artists such as Kasabian, Bastille, Laura Marling, Catfish and The Bottlemen to name a few have all graced its stage and as soon as the opportunity came along to takeover this 'iconic' venue we jumped at the chance.

"It's a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase not only artists big and small from all over the world but also new, local and upcoming bands and artists."

He added: We have stripped the venue back to its original look and feel and opened all the spaces up into one big 700 capacity room as it used to be. We cannot wait to welcome people back through its doors and already have some fantastic events lined up covering all genres and music tastes.

"We also have plans to host a range of exciting events in the venue including our Oktoberfest which we held successfully at Ty Pawb last year. We are all working so hard to turn Wrexham around and by hosting events in places such as this we are not only appealing to local people but also bringing people into the town centre from further afield, we are seeing this more and more as our events progress."