Location: 25 Wakefield Ave, Sumner
Current Status: Running!
Active as a live music venue: 2001 –
Bookings: Email Fuse
Website: Fuse Website
Capacity: Around 80?
Fuse Youth Cafe is Christian-focused Youth Centre in Sumner that regularly hosts events for teens and even pre-teen kids. As one of a dwindling supply of all-age friendly venues in Christchurch, over the years it has hosted a number of general admission events with a broad appeal – without any Christian focus.
Events I’ve seen at Fuse include early shows by Black Market Art, Jimmy Zoom and the Beytown Grifters, The Tiger Tones, Bang! Bang! Eche!, and Not So Experimental, plus US duo The Evens – i.e. the current group of Fugazi-frontman Ian McKaye.
The Fuse Youth Centre was started in 2001 by the Shoreline Youth Trust and has developed into a vibrant, multi-faceted space that exists to work with local youth to provide programmes, events and services for the young people of our community.