POSTED BY: MOLLY MCGREEVY
THE EXCHANGE STREET VENUE GIVING A VOICE TO DJS, ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS
Two years ago, a new social enterprise was born in Sheffield. A platform for underground creative culture, Rite Trax is part events promotion company, part record label, part creative collective, and as of 2017, has its own venue to call home.
Earlier in the year, Rite Trax moved in to Plot 22. An empty retail unit at the time, the space has now been transformed into a multi-use venue with artists’ studios and an events space, which is often used for gigs and club nights from some of Sheffield’s best underground talent.
Plot 22 is tucked away on Exchange Street, in the Castle Market area of Sheffield. Once a bustling shopping district, the area has been left somewhat unloved for the last couple of decades, but as is often the case in Sheffield, spaces abandoned by most are snapped up by the city’s creatives, the DIYers, and those determined to give a voice to the city’s talent.