Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Iconic London Music Venue, The Astoria, to Close for Good

London music venue, The Astoria, is set to close its doors for good in January.

The celebrated venue, a converted cinema, in the heart of the West End has announced that Ibiza's ‘Manumission club’ will host its final night on the 15th of January.
The venue will be knocked down to make way for a new railway station as part of the Crossrail project that will install a new line linking the east and west of the capital. Fellow central London music venue, Metro, will also be demolished as a result of the building developments.

The Astoria’s closing night sees Manumission return to England, for the first time in 15 years. The full line-up will be announced in the New Year for ‘Manumission Comes to London’.
Manumission is set to start a world tour of clubs, after playing the Astoria's closing night.
It is not clear what will happen to other gigs scheduled to take place at the venue after the 15th of January yet, although they are expected to be moved to other venues.

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