The past several years have been turbulent at best for London’s nightlife, but the New Year has already mustered a casualty for the capital’s clubbing culture. After a recent near miss for legendary club Fabric at the final hurdle of 2014, East London’s Plastic People has now announced it will close its doors on January 3.
Between hosting such icons as Carl Craig and Four Tet and fostering legendary nights FWD>> and Nonsense, the Shoreditch nightclub met the same challenging hurdles as the majority of the city’s super clubs to date. Having had their license threatened by police back in 2010, the venue fell into a familiar timeline of community petitioning and subsequent restrictions on the venue in order to continue operating. The venue has now confirmed that it will close its doors, stating to FACT Magazine that “the time felt right to move on.”
Given the multiple venues that have made up Plastic People’s legacy to-date, there is no word yet as to whether the club will move onto another location in the near future. Regardless, the news marks another prominent loss for London nightlife that is sure to be felt across the industry.
Via: Fact Magazine