Another blow for Bristol's nightlife


By James Cleaver, Online News Editor

The owners of the iconic Blue Mountain nightclub have announced that it will close at the end of February 2019.

In a statement on their Facebook page, the Blue Mountain team said: 'It is with a heavy heart that we officially announce the closure of our beloved nightclub at the end of February 2019.'

After 26 years as a mainstay of Bristol's music scene, the club is reportedly making way for redevelopment as part of the increasing gentrification of Stokes Croft. In October, Epigram reported on the similar fate of Lakota.

While there have been rumours circulating about this possibility for some time, the news is sure to come as a shock to the students and residents of Bristol. Similar reports are now commonplace in Bristol and across the country.

Last year, it was reported that both Thekla and The Fleece were under threat of closure, sparking campaigns for their survival. Almost half of the UK’s nightclubs have shut down in the past decade alone.

Nevertheless, Blue Mountain's management team insisted that 'we're going out with a bang with some really special events!'

You can read the full statement below:

Featured image: Ulysse Bellier / Flickr

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