Brighton’s The Haunt will close at the end of the month.
The club is being closed by the venue’s landlord to make way for a casino, which already exists nextdoor.
An intimate space, The Haunt has hosted artists like 2manydjs, George FitzGerald, The Correspondents, and James Holden over the years.
The announcement of its closure was made through a Facebook post by More Human Than Human, a club night at The Haunt.
“We are here to let you know that sadly after 8 and a half years of wonderful partying, The Haunt Brighton is due to close its doors for the last time ever on August 31,” they wrote.
“In the end, the venue (like so many) was lost after the landlord decided he would prefer the space to be used as something else. In this case, it will become an extension to the already existing casino next door.”
“We are sad to see The Haunt go and have seen some amazing times in that 8 and a half years.”
IMS reported that the rate of club closures is continuing to accelerate worldwide. Festivals, gentrification, health and wellbeing trends, and social media are major factors for the closures. Read more on that in the 2019 IMS Business report here, and see the full Facebook post below.