Long-running Bristol nightclub The Basement closed due to development

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“The closure is because of the landlord’s development plans for the building, over which we have no influence. We had a feeling this could happen, given the changes happening in Stokes Croft,” it added. “We’re grateful for all the times we’ve had, to play music and dance with you.”

The Basement first opened in 2010 in St Pauls, offering “affordable events” — DJ lessons, and an array of local DJs taking over shows at the venue during that time.

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“Everybody says this on such occasions, but sincerely, we’ve loved every moment and made memories that we’ll cherish forever! We have met so many genuine and wonderful people, including many reading this,” the club added.

Following the club’s final party at the start of October, The Basement promises to stick around in Bristol’s music scene under a new name.

“We’re seeking to continue our DJ exploits at other venues over the coming months, under the name West of England Combined Authority Space Agency.”

Stay up to date with The Basement’s next ventures here.

Gemma Ross is Mixmag’s Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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