Legendary London venue The Social faces closure

Live music venue The Social wants your assist to urgently elevate cash to forestall redevelopment.

The intimate West End hotspot, famed for serving to launch the careers of Adele and Florence and the Machine, began a crowdfunding campaign this week to assist elevate the £95,000 wanted by March 27 with a purpose to fend off risk of closure.

“Rising rents and a suggestion to the constructing’s leaseholder from a cocktail and wine bar chain have put The Social beneath very severe risk”, defined The Social’s founders the crowdfunding page.

“The bar’s founders want to lift cash to purchase a controlling share within the venue from the leaseholder with a purpose to maintain The Social open,” they add. “Unless new funding is discovered within the subsequent 2 weeks then the long-lasting venue can be pressured to shut its doorways. We're asking you for assist.”

The legendary venue is about to have a good time its 20th birthday this yr, having hosted the likes of Aphex Twin, The Chemical Brothers, Bon Iver, Arctic Monkeys, Artwork, Nabihah Iqbal, Fatboy Slim, Four Tet, Hot Chip and extra since opening its doorways in 1999.

Find out how one can get entangled and ‘Social The Social’ here.

Jasmine Kent-Smith is Mixmag's Weekend Editor. Follow her on Twitter

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