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Welcome to the Old Fire Station

The Old Fire Station is a unique club in Bournemouth and is home to a great line up of diverse events. The club hosts everything from quality dance parties to live rock and roll.

The venue has two modes of operation...


One is a club for everyone for all public events, and the other is a student venue for the Students Union events.


We are one of the oldest and best student union venue's in the country. We also boast the longest running chart party night in Bournemouth - Lollipop.



The party started back in 1995 and hasn't stopped since.
We live in the grade 2 listed ex-central fire station at the top end of Bournemouth town, a stones throw from the railway station and 3 excellent kebab shops, KFC & Subway!

A sample of the guests we have had performing for you over the last few years:

Rock: The Hoosiers, Pigeon Detectives, Mystery Jets, The Twang, Scouting for Girls, The Feeling, Bloc Party, The Black Keys, The Ordinary Boys, Electric Six, Hard-Fi, The Subways, Athlete, Do Me Bad Things, Maximo Park, The Levellers, Million Dead, InMe, The Leaves, Zane Lowe, The Rakes, The Dammed, The Automatic, Boy Kill Boy, Sway, Hot Chip, Milburn, Air Traffic, Infadels, The Fratellis, UFO and James Morrison, Anna Savage, The Maccabees, Reel Big Fish.

Dance: Sasha, Cream, Hed Kandi, 2ManyDJs, Mr Scruff, Soulwax, John Digweed, Erol Alkan, 20:20 SoundSystem, King Unqiue, X-press2, Jon Carter, Lottie, Yousef, David Guetta, Layo & Bushwacka, The Unabombers, Brandon Block, Tim Lyall, Pendulum, Rob da Bank, Justin Robertson, Space Ibiza, Craig Richards, Tom Finley (Groove Armarda), Mark EG, Organ Donars, M-zone, Mampi Swift, Andy Whitby, Tommy Pulse, DJ SY & Dougal.

Urban: Kano, David Banner, Dizzee Rascal, Roll Deep, Blak Twang, Skinnyman, Ugly Duckling, Blade, Mistajam, Sway, Estelle, Rahzel.

We have also hosted the Bournemouth based hard house residency Destiny,  the Electro Rave event WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS, and the superclub that is Hed Kandi.

Our classic student chart party, Lollipop, is one of the longest running events on the south coast dating back a decade to 1997. Lollipop is still a sell-out every single week and is open to NUS students and guests only.