Buyers Club in Liverpool has confirmed its upstairs event space, Buyers Club Music, well known for its regular club shows and live performances, will close indefinitely.
The venue, which is located on Hardman Street, opened in September 2015 and has welcomed the likes of KiNK, Mall Grab, Jasper James, Artwork, Boddika, Sassy J, LTJ Bukem and many more over the past few years along with promotion outfits like Hustle, Souljam, Upstairs With, Selador and Transmission Funk.
The Buyers Club team have confirmed the closure is due to the "lease upstairs ending on the 1st January 2019. It is the landlord’s intention to turn the space into offices.” The venue's existing busy restaurant, bar and garden will remain open, with plans to expand their musical ventures through these other outlets.
The misty-eyed goodbye will take place this New Year’s Eve, with a 12-hour party courtesy of Archive and Cherry Mango. The event will be headlined by underground authority and YouTube tastemaker Ian DPM, with support coming from Liverpool favourites: Anti Social Jazz Club; Tom, Nick & Gary; Josh Cherry; Boogaloo’s Jack Tilston, and Abandon Silence’s Lucas Welle.
The venue had a rich musical history prior to the 2015 opening. Previously a much-loved pub called the Flying Picket, the space hosted Elvis Costello, Happy Mondays, The Coral, John Peel, Travis, Paul McCartney, Joe Strummer and The Style Council.