Vera is a concert venue located on Oosterstraat. It is housed in a building that dates back from the 14th Century and is one of the oldest structures in the city. Established in 1899 as a debating club, it progressed and flourished to become one of the most popular concert hubs in Groningen. Music enthusiasts can attend concerts by local and international artists alike. Past performances at Vera include those by the likes of U2, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Weezer and White Stripes among many others.