Sad news this morning – we’re losing another small venue. Power Lunches, the London joint that’s played host to all sorts of amazing bands and (often bloody sweaty) shows is set to close its doors for the final time later this month.
A goodbye party will be held next Saturday (19th December), featuring The Glugg, Sauna Youth, Not Sorry and The Rebel. You can find details over on Facebook here.
Update: A statement from the venue has been released. It reads:
“Hi everyone and thanks for your kind messages. Yes I’m afraid we are closing, in the last year it has become financially unviable for us to carry on without compromising the integrity of what power lunches is known and loved for. We all know it it has become increasingly difficult to do good stuff in a city that is so focused on making a profit without much concern for anything else but we’ve had 4 great years and we hope everyone will remember us fondly knowing we did our best to support independent bands and promoters in London. There is a chance we will reopen at a new premises in the new year but in the mean time please give DIY Space for London all your support and come and help us go out in style on the 19th. Thanks to everyone who played , promoted, bought drinks, hung out, danced and made Power Lunches Power Lunches. Peace Love & Best wishes everyone at PL xxx “
Totally gutted to wake up and hear @powerlunches is closing down. Had so many great shows there including our second ever, will miss it.
— Doe (@hellowearedoe) December 11, 2015
Sad to hear that @powerlunches is closing down. Played one of our first and rowdiest London shows there.
— SLOWCOACHES (@SLOWCOACHESSUX) December 11, 2015
— Art Is Hard Records (@artishardrecs) December 11, 2015
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