On this day five years ago seminal Dublin club Hangar prematurely announced its immediate closure. The venue was a Dublin clubbing institution and acted as one of the most important dance music spaces in Ireland for the four years it was open.
It’s the five-year anniversary of the announcement of the Dublin nightclub Hangar‘s immediate closure. The Dublin club opened for four years at Andrews Lane in Dublin City Centre and hosted a number of formative club nights including Techno & Cans, Strictly Deep, €2 Mondays with Marcus O’Laoire, Doubleu, The Building Society, Research, Better Living, Milhouse and many more.
The venue is largely credited for the success of many of Ireland’s leading acts in house and techno including Kettama, Tommy Holohan, George Feely, DART, Shampain, and more. The venue hosted a number of international artists, but its legacy remains rooted in promoting homegrown Irish acts, giving a number of acts room to play cardinal slots in one of the city’s most important warehouse-style spaces.
On this day five years ago the venue prematurely said goodbye….
It is with deep regret that we must inform you that Hangar is now closed with immediate effect. It has been well known that Hangar will eventually close its doors and sadly the time has come.
We had hoped to be able to throw a series of closing parties over the coming weeks to give the venue and all the people that have danced with us over the last four years a proper send-off but complications with the new leaseholder means that it cannot happen.
Since work began on Hangar in September 2014, a dilapidated Warehouse venue off Dame Street has since transformed into a thriving hub for electronic music. We have to thank the countless international DJs that have joined us, the 100s of local DJs that have graced the Hangar main room, the staff, and the promoters. The biggest thanks of all however goes to the thousands upon thousands of people that danced in the venue over the last 44 months; you were the heartbeat of the venue and we’re incredibly upset not to be able to close the doors having given the venue a proper closing party.