A BRAND new music and entertainment venue in Somerset is set to open tonight with a Queen tribute band to christen the premises.

Studio24, in Wells, replaces the  former Kudos nightclub building on Priory Road, which closed after 18 years in business on New Year's Eve 2023.

The new venue promises to deliver an 'unforgettable live experience' to audience members, and will feature a range of live music, stand up comedy, and stage shows.

A £110,000 revamp to the building has seen a new dance floor installed, along with state of the art acoustics and lighting systems, and a new bar.

Studio24 hopes to shine a light on up-and-coming performers, with plans to host open mic nights, talent showcases, and comedy nights to help local talent to get exposure.

On its grand opening night tonight (Thursday, March 28), 'the most famous and realistic Queen Tribute band touring the UK and Europe at present', QE2, will take to the stage, supported by Bristol-based indie band Airflo.

The following night, on Friday, March 29, a Take That tribute band called Let it Shine will showcase their musical talent, followed by a club night on Saturday, March 30, featuring a DJ set from PixelKid.

On Sunday, March 31, Studio 24 will host the UK's largest 'foam cannon party'.

A spokesperson for Studio24 said: "Located in Wells, Somerset, Studio24 will be a hub for music lovers and a platform for talented people showcasing their skills.

"Whether you're a fan of high-energy performances, 80’s Golden oldies or prefer a more laid-back vibe, Studio24 will have something for everyone.

"We look forward to seeing you all in 2024 and welcome you to join us on our new journey."