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How is the cost-of-living crisis hitting UK nightlife?

Post-pandemic, as UK clubs have attempted to regroup, they’ve been impacted by soaring energy bills, rising costs and hesitant ticket buyers. Jack Ramage talks to club owners and promoters about how they’re weathering the storm, and asks what can be done to ameliorate the situation?

“It’s terrifying... I wake up every day and hope that we find a way to keep going,” Kate Hodgkinson, co-founder of Cobalt Studios, an independent...

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A new survey by the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has revealed that UK clubs have seen a 26% rise in their total operating costs...

Nightclubs in The Netherlands to open for one night in protest of Covid restrictions

Nightclubs across the Netherlands are to open for one night in protest of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.


According to a report by Dutch news outlet NU.nl...

But there are still some restrictions on masks and dancefloors

Ibiza clubs will be allowed to reopen from next weekend.

A week on from a report that suggested good news was on the way, clubs...

As venues begin to reopen in England, there are also a plethora of electronic music event spaces launching. Martin Guttridge-Hewitt spotlights 10 new UK clubs...

The last 16 months couldn’t have been worse for music venues. As Covid-19 arrived on British shores last March, scenes and businesses descended into turmoil, shuttering...

Clubs across England opened dancefloors for the first time in 16 months during the early hours of Monday morning (19th July). But while people hit...

“The clowns in Government have abdicated responsibility,” says promoter Rich Reason, a matter of days before the return of his storied Manchester party, Hit and...

A quarter of all clubs in the country have closed since 2015

491 nightclubs have shut permanently in England in the past six years.

According to figures given to Radio 1 Newsbeat by UK Hospitality, a quarter...

After the UK Government delayed the easing of lockdown earlier this month, many clubs were left in financial ruin. Even ahead of the new proposed...

Last week (14th June), Boris Johnson announced that there will be a four-week delay of lockdown easing, with the initial date for the relaxation of...

The city’s club commission previously said that clubbing wouldn’t be back to normal until 2022

Berlin is set to ease coronavirus restrictions on its nightclubs this week.

Following successful trial events and research in the German capital, Berlin’s clubs will...

As the UK looks toward the end of lockdown and the reopening of clubs and festivals, Giulia Bottaro speaks to nightlife workers from different parts...

Ollie Clarke is out delivering Amazon parcels around Bristol in spring 2020. He’s one of many new workers that Royal Mail hired during the beginning...

In the UK and elsewhere, there’s now a pathway towards a staggered reopening of clubs and festivals. But how have venues coped in the past...

When UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the government’s “roadmap” out of lockdown on the 22nd February — a series of dates over which COVID-19 restrictions...

How can we make clubbing better for disabled people? When events return in 2021, clubs need to be more accessible for disabled guests and performers...

Dance music has never appeared to be more accessible. Despite clubs being closed for over a year, new crews and initiatives are constantly popping up...

The change in legal status protects nightclubs from gentrification

Berlin is on track to officially declare its nightclubs as cultural institutions, RA reports.

Having been previously classified as "entertainment venues" alongside brothels, arcades...

Concertgoers had all tested negative for coronavirus prior to the non-socially distanced research event

A 5000-person concert held in Spain has shown “no sign” of increased COVID-19 infections, researchers have said. 

On 27th March, 5,000 music fans attended the...

It's a new outdoor space at HWK

A new open-air avenue has opened in East London.

The latest addition to London's alfresco offerings, after London club Colour Factory opened its new outdoor...

The new area will be open this Friday (16th)

London club Colour Factory is opening a new outdoor space.

Formerly Mick's Garage in Hackney Wick, Colour Factory is set to open its doors with...

The six-week series will begin in June

Ministry of Sound has announced a series of reopening parties taking place this summer.

Legendary London institute Ministry of Sound (MoS) has shared the news...

The UK Door Security Association (UKDSA) has said that half of clubs may not have enough security staff to reopen

A shortage in nightclub security staff could stop venues from opening their doors later this year.

As the UK gears up to reopen the hospitality...

40 of London’s most iconic nightclubs and venues have been photographed during lockdown

A London club photography project titled Let Us Dance has been launched to raise awareness of the impact COVID-19 has had on the nightlife industry, and...

It's part of the latest coronavirus "road map" announced by Boris Johnson

Clubs in the UK could be open by June, the UK Government has announced.

Almost 12 months ago, nightclubs and music venues in the UK...