After 6 years of memorable nights and outstanding parties, the fabled Leeds club; Canal Mills will open it’s doors for the last time this New Year. The venue’s closing announcement came as a hard goodbye, after being such a central part of Leeds’ underground music scene. Thousands of ravers who’ve visited the club and shared moments with some of the biggest artists in the game have expressed their sadness upon hearing the news. However, it’s not over yet, as the venue announces two parties on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day that will see them go out in style.
For the penultimate show, ravers will be brought into the New Year with a midnight slot from South London trio Disciples, who’ve had their fair share of major hits with tracks such as ‘They Don’t Know’ and a collaboration with Calvin Harris ‘How Deep Is Your Love.” Radio 1 legend Danny Howard also graces the night, alongside the bouncy tech house wizards; Waze & Odyssey. Room 2 will consist of local DJs, who over the years have supported the club during it’s journey.
The closing party, rounding off the club’s legacy takes place the following night on NYD from 8pm. The final show will see a never before used third room named Hangar Warehouse opened up to mark the occasion. Room 1 sees electronic music band Hot Chip take the controls alongside Artwork and Paul Woolford.
The second section of the venue is restricted to only friends and family of the club, who’ve all played a part in it’s 6 year story. Special acts including Denney and Matt Long will take centre stage in this room, whilst the Hangar Warehouse will see Ellum Audio boss Maceo Plex deliver the darker sides of techno. Daniel Avery and a special b2b from Fort Romeau & Pional will also feature in the unused space, as Canal Mills raves into the early hours for the very last time.
More info and tickets available here
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