VERA is thé center of underground Popculture in Groningen, or as we’d like to call it: Club for the International Pop Underground.

We used to be a student fraternity, and that’s how we got our name Veri Et Recti Amici (true and sincere friends). Nowadays we’re a fully equipped concert venue where many  legendary bands played in their early years. To name a few: U2, Joy Division, Simple Minds, Nick Cave, Henry Rollins, Sonic Youth, Soundgarden, Slayer, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Weezer, The White Stripes, At The Drive-in, Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, Editors, Interpol, Elbow, The Hives, Triggerfinger and  Nothing But Thieves.

Every week there are about 4 concerts and a movie night. On saturdays we have concerts downstage and a dance night.

All of our activities couldn’t take place without our volunteers. There are over 240 (!) at the moment. They work in a variety of groups like: bartending, artdivision, downstage, production and many more. Interested in joining VERA? Please send an e-mail to [email protected]