Dance Tunnel will sadly embark on its last dance this August as the London club space is set to close its doors. The venue had been a popular spot for London promoters and party goers alike thanks to it’s simple design and Funktion One soundsystem. The club announced its impending closure following the news that new legislature has been passed to stop small venues falling victim to closure through noise complaints emerging from residential buildings converted from offices.
A statement via Dance Tunnel’s Facebook reads:
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 dance floor.