Brighton club The Haunt has revealed significant expansion plans.
Last week we reported the venue would close at the end of August after the landlord decided to change the use of the space. The news was broken by More Human Than Human, a regular party at the address.
Having hosted the likes of 2manyDJs, George Fitzgerald and James Holden during its near-nine year tenure, the loss would have been significant for the city. As such the confirmation that those behind the scenes have now secured a larger site, set to open on 19th September, will undoubtedly be welcomed.
The Haunt will take over the five-floor Savoy Centre, formerly an ABC Cinema, in Pool Valley, increasing capacity from 350 to 825 in the new flexible main room, with a further 150-capacity second room also on the cards once the move is complete.
According to the official press release:
"Popular favourites Fat Poppadaddys and Secret Discotheque will remain, alongside some other already established nights. The bigger venue will also be launching new nights and working with Brighton’s best promoters to deliver better weekend parties.
"In an effort to continue supporting grassroots music, the new Haunt live room capacity will be modular. The retracting walls will allow the space to be adjusted to 350, 600 and 825-capacity formations, alongside a 150-capacity room 2 for those more intimate gigs."
The news follows confirmation that 300-capacity venue Colours will open in London next month, with Manchester's mammoth Depot preparing to welcome the first crowds into its 10,000-capacity space for The Warehouse Project's new season in the coming weeks.