It’s just been announced that this August will see East London’s Dance Tunnel close it’s doors, due to the difficult licensing climate.
In its short lifetime the Tunnel gained a reputation as a dependable ground for top billings with increasing regularity. Its sloping dancefloor welcomed acts from countries far and wide, contributing to a part of London culture that it is much famed for. Read the full statement below for full details:
“We regret to announce that Dance Tunnel is to close it’s doors in August. Sadly the licensing climate in Hackney has made it impossible for us to get the hours we need to make Dance Tunnel sustainable in the long term.
We would like to sincerely apologise to all the Tunnel Dancers who we are letting down. We really tried to make it work. Thanks to all the artists, DJs, promoters and family members who have shared their favourite music and moments with us over the last three-and-a-bit years. Thanks to everyone who has made our basement such a special place. Sorry we never got round to fixing that slope on the dancefloor.”