London’s The End club is set to close its famous metal doors forever on January 25th, with a final double dose of clubbing bliss.
For the last few weeks the outside of The End has been headed with ‘Goodbye Baby’ on neon blue paint and Richie Hawtin, Loco Diceand Magda recently played their last-ever party at the venue which kept going till 11am the next day.
The final Saturday night swan song will see DJs Laurent Garnier, Layo & Bushwacka!, Mr. C, Erol Alkan, Ben Watt, Jimpster, Will Saul, Rory Phillips and Don Mac throw down beats.
It’ll be an emotional farewell for a venue that has remained committed to underground electronic music since it first opened on 2nd December 1995.
Of course, it wouldn’t be fitting to have a closing party without an afterparty and afterhour mongers Jaded have the honour of giving the soundsystem its last ever bleep in the adjorning AKA bar on Sunday morning from 5.30am.
Raymundo Rodriguez and some very special guests will play (at a guess, it’ll be Garnier, Mr. C and Layo & Bushwacka!) at the afterparty which might go for 24 hours or longer.
What will happen to the venue is up to its new owners, but no doubt it’ll become another bland Central London office space, with perhaps only the faintest aroma of human sweat about the place to indicate the energy that was expended by hundreds of thousands of dancers over its illustrious 13-year history.
The End Closing Party
Main Room, Lounge and AKA: Laurent Garnier, Layo & Bushwacka! Mr C, Erol Alkan, Ben Watt, Jimpster, Will Saul, Rory Phillips, Don Mac
Labels: Ben Watt, Bushwacka, Don Mac, Drum and Bass, electro, End of an Era, Erol Alkan, Jimpster, Laurent Garnier, Layo, Mr. C, Rory Phillips, The End, Will Saul