Blue Mountain Club has announced its official closure blaming future housing redevelopments for its decision.
The well-known venue will shut its doors for the final time on a date in late February, after 26 years of being an integral part of the city’s nightlife.
It was sold for £950,000 earlier in the year to an unknown buyer.
In a statement on Facebook earlier this week, the club’s managers said: “To all the ravers, dancers, party people, DJs, MCs, promoters, students, locals, our hard working staff and the lovely people of Bristol…It is with a heavy heart that we officially announce the closure of our beloved nightclub at the end of February 2019.
“Due to the ever expanding demand in our beautiful city, The Blue Mountain is making way for redevelopment alongside some good neighbours in Stokes Croft and regardless of which side in the gentrification debate you take, we’re going out with a bang with some really special events!”
This comes soon after another iconic Stokes Croft club, Lakota, also confirmed its plans to close in the near future.
Despite the need for more housing, Bristol’s famous music scene seems to be taking a serious hit.
Many of the locals have expressed their sadness by the double impact to the city’s rave space.
So sad my children are never gonna be able to experience blue mountain and lakota raves
— dejaundryxx (@dejaun_dry) December 5, 2018
But others are less concerned about the news.
Blue Mountain in Bristol closing down. Good riddance. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.
— Oliver (@OliverB_1998) December 5, 2018
The club is set to have a busy December with events including the Winter Carnival Free Rave and 24hr Garage Girls Christmas Flava 4.
Blue Mountain Club have released an official statement on their Facebook page.