Canal Mills is Closing

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The infamous Leeds nightclub is saying goodbye and closing its doors at the end of the year.

Due to a redevelopment, on 1st January 2019, Canal Mills will be hosting its final party for the residents of Leeds. And it will certainly be pulling out all the stops to mark the sad occasion, with the return of its revered New Years Day party.

The line up is yet to be confirmed, but we have no doubt that Canal Mills will go above and beyond expectations.

Although Leeds is renowned for its magnitude of clubs, Canal Mills closing down is going to leave a hole in many a student’s hearts, as well as in the city’s nightlife. As an integral part of the Leeds club scene for the last 6 years, it leaves you wondering what the future holds, and whether other clubs will suffer a similar fate.

One of its directors, Mark Newton, said:

“It is with a heavy heart we’ve had to announce the closing of Canal Mills. Although leaving a place with so many happy memories is a sad moment, it’s nice to do it on a high with the space being more popular than ever.”

So, do not use this as a time to despair. Adopt an “Ode to Canal Mills” mindset to attend as many events as possible from their autumn and winter line up. Here are a few you should mark in your calendar:

Saturday 17th November – Art’s House (w/ Artwork)
Friday 30th November – Feel My Bicep (w/ Bicep)
Monday 31st December – NYE 2018 at Canal Mills

We should remember the club’s recent statement: “As one door closes, another one opens. Stay tuned for news on our next venture.” The sad news may well have a silver lining; it is an exciting time for all, and we hope something even better and bigger will grace Leeds very soon.

Caris Dollard 

(Main image: Mixmag)