Plastic People, one of the most historically important clubs in London, is set to close. The club, which was home to the famed FWD>> night that was so essential in dubstep's formation, has also been host to residencies from Floating Points, Four Tet, Theo Parrish, James Blake and Carl Craig.
Plastic People moved from Oxford Street to its current Curtain Road venue in east London back in 2000, and has already faced its fair share of legal problems, most notably in 2010 when layout and soundsystem changes were enforced by police, the reasons given being, “prevention of crime and disorder and public nuisance basis.”
Well known as having one of the best soundsystems in London, Plastic People holds a lot of memories for a great deal of people and will be sorely missed. The closure follows the shutting down of numerous London clubs in recent years — most recently Cable and Vibe Bar, as well as a close call with Fabric's December license review.
Tonight will be the last night open to the public — with a special 'Last Dance' tomorrow featuring Floating Points, Abdul Forsyth, Benny Blanco, Paul Camo and Sean McAuliffe — strictly for friends and family. We can only hope that Plastic People decides to move to a new location!