In the last ten years club culture in the UK and Ireland has slowly been depleting. Many clubs have been forced to close their doors citing numerous justifications some of which include drug related deaths and loss of revenue. We’ve lost some very influential spaces in recent years – one’s that we’ll never forget. Check out our top four below.
4. Nation, Liverpool.
Nation opened its doors in 1992 booking acts like Tiësto, Sven Väth, Loco Dice to name but a few throughout the years. Unfortunately, a £40 million regeneration plan caused the club to turn into a 10 story property development. The home of ‘Cream’ sadly lost its place.
There is talk of a new super club and shopping centre being built on the site now.
3. Plastic People, London.
The dubstep and broken beat specialist sadly closed its doors last year. Plastic People was renowned for being one of the most forward-thinking clubs in London with artist like Theo Parrish, Four Tet, Carl Craig and James Blake all holding residencies there.
2. The Arches, Glasgow.
The great Scottish club which housed gigs for all sorts of artists sadly went into administration last year.
The venue held some amazing shows like Daft Punk (live) in 1997, Jeff Mills, and Slam for Pressure in 2010. The loss of the Arches was the loss of a Scottish institution.
1. Twisted Pepper, Dublin.
One of Dublin’s most loved venues shut up shop last year. Thankfully all was not lost as it reopened as a new venue, Wigwam but the parties would never be the same. The Twisted Pepper was known the world over, with Ben Klock once remarking it was his favourite venue to play in.