After 14 glorious years of some of the weirdest and most wonderful gigs, club nights and after hours hedonism London has ever seen, the beautiful Buffalo Bar will be forced to close it’s doors at the end of December.
The bar situated in Highbury, North London has long been a destination for the demented and disillusioned alike, hosting not only The Horrors‘ Cave Club night which has shown of bands such as The Wytches in recent times, but other incredible gigs.
Bands to have played since it’s opening in 2000 include The Subways, Art Brut, The Kooks and The Libertines. But will fans be able to attend the space under a different guise? No.
The new landlord is undecided about what to do with the space except that the Buffalo Bar must ride off into the prairie with a cross hair on its back.
A statement from the bar’s Facebook page reads:
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the imminent closure of the Buffalo Bar. We have been served a very short notice period from our new landlords, after being here for over 14 years. They remain undecided what to do with our space. It will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Make of that what you will.”
“So, after all this time, we will be hosting our final event on New Years Eve, 2014. This night will serve as a fundraiser for our full time staff, who find themselves without a job just before Christmas. For anyone wants to come down and say goodbye, now is the time.
“In the meantime, we are putting together a few memorable shows, with some of our favourite bands from down the years, starting with The Subways on December 3. Further events will be announced on our Twitter and Facebook pages. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved with us; all the promoters, the DJs, the many thousands of bands and, of course, all the staff who’ve pitched in over the years.”
Friends, we must unite against the barrage of closures currently cursing the UK’s live music scene. Support your local venue!