THE first official sign has appeared on Bradford's former Odeon building as its transformation into a live music venue continues. 

The 3,800-capacity Bradford Live is set to open in the iconic old cinema later this year.

'Bradford Live' now sits on the north turret which overlooks Thornton Road.

It comes only a week after the grand screen was placed on the 1930s building.

The curved screen is believed to be the biggest urban screen outside of Piccadilly Circus, according to Bradford Live.

Speaking last week, Bradford Live director Chris Morrell told the T&A: “It’s really looking like a venue. It’s really feeling like it’s coming together. There’s lots of work to do.

"There’s 200 people on site every day.

“We’ve always seen it as a pivotal point in the regeneration of Bradford. Bradford needs a boost. Having an exciting music venue with a big screen will hopefully change people’s perceptions  and get the city moving again.”

Bradford Live has promised top music acts from the British, Asian, and international music scenes, comedians, and family entertainment.