It's the live music success story opening a second Southampton venue this week.

The team at the city's popular EngineRooms have revealed they are to reopen Suburbia this weekend, adding a smaller sister venue for bands, DJs and other live acts. 

The South Coast's biggest independent live music venue, EngineRooms at West Quay Road Industrial Estate seems to be bucking the trend of grassroots venues closing down, which is being experienced up and down the country. 

Daily Echo: Inside EngineRooms during a show

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The 860 capacity venue has already enjoyed several sell out nights this year and has more exciting bookings soon to be announced. 

As well as top live acts including the likes of The Libertines, Scouting For Girls and Ellie Goulding, there's been a DJ set from Howard Donald of Take That fame and they've played host to karaoke phenomenon Barrioke. That's not to mention more unusual events including a dress up prohibition party and a sell out night from a top Polish comedian.

Now the team, five full-timers, as well as part-time bar staff, security, production staff and crews, are taking on a new project. 

Daily Echo: Suburbia is about to reopen under the management of the EngineRooms team

Following a lick of paint, they are to reopen 200 capacity Suburbia in Onslow Road, which closed its doors to partygoers in January. 

The venue, which has been a pub since 1844 and was most famously Lennon's for around two decades from the mid-90s, will focus on pleasing the alternative crowd with a great line-up of indie, rock, metal and punk. 

Daily Echo: Inside EngineRooms during a show

EngineRooms general manager Justin McEvoy told the Daily Echo: "We've been looking to expand. 

"We recognise the importance of these small venues in the city. Small DJs, small bands and small promoters all need these spaces to carve out their craft. If they start trying to fill EngineRooms straight away, they can't fill it, they can't pay the act and that's the end of them. They need to start in these small venues and work their way up.

"If there's no small venues, there's no stepping stone to medium and bigger venues. You've got to start somewhere. A huge venue with 100 people in it doesn't work for anyone, including the band. 

"We're bringing our passion to a new venue and we think it will benefit the whole city."

Daily Echo: Inside EngineRooms during a show