Boy George returns to perform on Saturday 3rd June 2000 following an alleged sighting at the first ever Pose World Party in September the previous year.
The Real Thing were the ballroom's last live performers of the 20th century when they played on Wednesday 27th December 2000, while the first live performers of the 21st century were The Honeyz on Friday 30th March 2001.
Though he hardly qualifies as a live music performer, you may be interested to know that Bernard Manning 'performed' on Wednesday 7th March 2001.
A fourteen-week £2 million refurbishment was completed and £5 ticket holders filled 'The Ballroom' once more at 21:00 on Friday 15th July 2005.
'The Ballroom' and 'Sinky's (or 'The Sinclair Arms' / 'Bailey's' / 'The Castleton') was bought by the Stirling-based Castle Leisure Group on Monday 2nd July 2007 and closed its doors for an extensive refurbishment (inside & out) on Monday 23rd July.
The venue's new name is 'Velocity' while live events were originally branded as 'Kinema Live' for a short time.
Gigs will mostly be for age 14+ although under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. 18-21s will need to show ID at the bar to purchase alcohol.
The bar known formerly as 'The Castleton' / Bailey's / 'The Sinclair Arms' or 'Sinky's' has been renamed 'The Corner Music Bar' and re-opened on November 30th 2007 with an 'absolutely no football' policy! Unfortunately it subsequently closed again early in 2010.
2000 - 2009