If you love live music, Podium Asteriks is the place to go in Leeuwarden. You can find it in the Blokhuispoort, for centuries a fearsome prison, but since it closed in 2007 it has turned into the cultural heart of Leeuwarden where a lot of creative things are going on. It’s the perfect location for this innovative podium, that gives talented and upcoming bands a stage. In 2010, three local guys thought a podium like this was missing in Leeuwarden, so they created one themselves. Since then, Friday evening at Asteriks is the place where you can find everyone who loves live music in Leeuwarden.
The podium is entirely run by volunteers. So they are there because they want to be, and you can feel this in the atmosphere. There is just a lot of positive energy in the air. On a regular evening, there are three bands performing and at least one of them is a local band. They mostly book upcoming bands but sometimes you can find established names in Asteriks. There are concerts every Friday evening, starting at 20.00 and ending before midnight. Sometimes, Asteriks also hosts concerts on Thursdays or Saturdays. Entrance is only 5 Euro. But don’t be late because the capacity is only 150 people.