Our upstairs venue
The Loft – is a gorgeously appointed room, with superb sound and a boho circus feel, that hosts our premium gigs and clubs.
The room has also hosted bespoke weddings, wrap parties, fashion shows, launch parties, burlesque nights, quizzes, film screenings, readings, award ceremonies and much more.
In February 2012 The Grand Social was voted Irish Music Rights Organization (IMRO) Dublin Venue of the Year by its members and public alike; a superb achievement in beating off other nominees The Olympia, Vicar St, The Academy & The Button Factory after only a year and a half in operation. We have been nominated for National venue of the year for 5 years running.
A short roll call of artists who have performed here includes Primal Scream, Django Django, Jake Bugg, Kevin Rowland, Ghostpoet, Michael Kiwanaku, Miles Hunt, Katie Tempest, Pokey LaFarge, Washed Out, Fionn Regan, Andy Irvine, Suuns, Com Truise, Wheatus, Loyel Carner, The Polecats, Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells, Gruff Rhys, Lower Dens, Cass McCombs, Damien Dempsey, Laetitia Sadier, Egyptian Lover, The Strypes, Crystal Stilts, Starslinger, Bell X1, Eddie Reader, Jape, Big Sandy, Kid Congo Powers et.al and is also where some of the top DJs from home & abroad (Duke Dumont, Klangarussell, Unabombers, Nicky Siano, The Revenge, Craig Smith, Terrence Parker, Traversable Wormhole, Donal Dineen et.al) have mixed.
The Loft is not Wheelchair accessible.
The Loft Specs
THE GRAND SOCIAL THE LOFT SPECS:
Stage: 22′ wide x 11′ deep x 36′′ high
PA: 6x dB Technologies DVA K5 2x dB Technologies DVA KS 20
Desk: Yamaha M7CL 32 Channel
*Live Multi-Track Recording Available
Monitors: x4 db Flexsys FM12, x1 db SIGMA S215 full-range drum fill
Microphones: Audix DP7 Drum Package: x1 i5 Snare Mic, x2 D2 Rack Tom Mics, x1 D4 Floor Tom Mic, x1 D6 Kick Drum Mic, x2 ADX51 Overhead Mics X1 Shure Beta 52A x2 Shure SM57 x5 Shure SM58 x3 Shure Beta 58 x2 Sennheiser 906 x6 Small Diaphragm Condensers (incl x2 ADX51's): x2 Sennheiser 614, x4 Rode M5 MP
D.Is: X7 BSS AR-133 D.Is x3 Passive D.Is
X5 LED Stairville Par Cans (Front Wash): 7 channel mode Address: All “256” X2 LED Stairville PAr Cans (Back Wash) Generic RBG Address: “6” X4 LED Stairville MH 110 Moving Heads: 14 channel mode Adress: “10” “30” “50” “70”
Chamsys Mini-Wing controller Chamsys Magic Q (software)
Projector: NEC NP-M353WS (Short Throw,HDMI connection) Screen: 10’x8’
Guitar Amps: Orange CR120 Marshall JVM 210C
Bass Amp: EBS Classic 120
Drum Kit: PDP MX Series, x3 Cymbal stands minus Cymbals(Hi Hat,Crash,Ride)
DJ: X2 Pioneer DJM 900 X4 Pioneer CDJ 2000