The number of clubs in the UK has halved in a decade
Every year, a new list of spaces lost to licensing fuck ups and over-zealous developers is released. Some of the UK's best loved and most respected spaces have gone, a trend which hasn’t gone unnoticed by those who frequent them the most.
It’s why the Night Time Industries Association, an organisation seeking to represent what is identified as “the UK’s fifth biggest industry”, is stepping in. Made up of club owners, venue operators and pubs (as well as a plethora of other committed night time proprietors), the NTIA gears have been ground too far, and they've decided to make a change, by launching a new nationwide awareness campaign.
This BBC doc, featuring our boss, explored the impact of club closures.
Backed by major venues and DJs like Jackmaster and B.Traits, #nightlifematters is an idea that seeks to incentivise artists, promoters, venues and the general public.
Launching with six nights in six cities, the campaign presents a five-point manifesto including points that focus on calling for flexible licensing and fair representation from those calling the shots on things noise complaints.
Names and addresses are being taken in support of the campaign, as well as donations to keep the campaign alive.
Though dates have yet to be confirmed, artists due to be performing across the country include Seth Troxler, Shy FX and Kano.
Head to the website to sign up, get involved and help keep an eye on saving Britain’s depleting night time landscape.
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