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Leeds' Mint Club to close after 20 years

The staple of Leeds nightlife is victim to redevelopment...

Leeds’ Mint Club is to close after 20 years of throwing parties, due to “comprehensive redevelopment” on the land around the nightclub.

The closure was announced on the club’s Facebook page: “The area around the club is being comprehensively redeveloped and we were not able to renew or extend the lease."

Tristan da Cunha commented on the announcement, “Wow sad news indeed ... I started my residency for Backtobasics in those strobe-lit walls and danced many nights into the early morning there. BUT one thing I do know is endings are beginnings in disguise.” 

Derrick Carter played the first ever party at Mint in 1998, a club that has been a mainstay of Leeds nightlife over the two decades.

The club has announced a string of parties for its final season, saying “it has been a big one to swallow for all of us here and there is only one way to go. In style. Over the next months we will be celebrating over 20 years of fantastic music with a series of special shows.”

Skream, David Rodigan, Maurice Fulton and Seth Troxler have all been lined up to play over the coming months until Christmas, as well as a Nightmares on Wax night and more artists still to be booked and announced.

Mint club came 67th in DJMag’s Top 100 clubs poll in 2017, in amongst other classic venues of the UK clubbing canon, and will be celebrating their 20th anniversary this coming Saturday 29th September, despite the upcoming closure.