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East Village Has License Suspended



More bad news for clubbers in London as popular Shoreditch nightspot East Village has had its license shockingly and unexpectedly withdrawn with a full review pending later on in the month. No specific details have yet been given as to why the license has been suspended but the club have confirmed that this weekends events have indeed managed to find a different home.

Check out the press release from the club below

“The promotions and music team had the shocking and totally unexpected news that East Village’s license was suspended this week with a full review pending within a month. Unfortunately we are unable to open this weekend so Player’s Ball and The Village on Friday and Sunday respectively have both been cancelled and we apologize to both promoters and fans of the nights for the serious inconvenience caused. Soultogether have found a good replacement venue for their killer line-up this Saturday night. Just down the road at 58 Old St, Nomad has two floors so the line- up stays exactly the same with both Kevin Hedge (Blaze) and Patrick Wilson on their way to London from America (plus there is a later 5am license!).

So no East Village this weekend and we promise to keep everyone updated via our newsletters, facebook and twitter.”

The owner has now also release the following statement via his social media

“I know lots of people trying to reach me but I’m just heading back from Spain and the rumour mill seems to be in full flow plus genuine concern from friends. So… East Village has had its license suspended which came to me as an absolute shock and is completely unconnected to me so I’m gutted to say the least (please don’t ask what it is connected to as its a legal matter now).

Thanks for all the many messages of support and apologies for not being able to get back to everyone personally as yet. With being away, I am not clear on how this will develop but what I do know is that I have worked with great promoters, the finest DJs I’ve booked at the venue and to all of you that have come down so many times to party, I can’t thank you enough. And to all the great East Village staff, many of whom i’ve spoken to already, I will be in touch asap. After nearly 6 years of East Village and 4 years of Lodge this is pretty devastating after all the hard work, however over the next few days I am going to concentrate on supporting the promoters with events currently booked at the venue and get ready to play some records, what all of this is about, for a quality event this Saturday, Soultogether, now at Nomad on Old St and would be great to see some of you there. Again thanks for all the support, onwards and sideways,

Stuart x”

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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