2016 wasn’t just a year for prolific celebrity deaths – it was the year for the demise of much of the UK’s nightlife.
The number of clubs in the country has been slashed in half over the past decade, with the likes of Turnmills, Pacha and Plastic People all disappearing – and that’s just in London alone.
More recently, Manchester’s iconic venue Sankeys announced its sudden closure, suggesting that the state of UK club culture is heading for ruin.
In a new documentary for BBC Three, Annie Mac aims to figure out exactly why a once thriving industry is now collapsing. The broadcaster and DJ meets clubbers, promoters and London’s first Night Czar, Amy Lamé in the 30-minute online exclusive, who help to shed some light on why the city is losing much of what it is so famous for.
Is it the property developers who see gold by snapping up these hot spots? Is it the local residents driving clubs to close with noise complaints? Or are clubbers simply not bothered about partying like they once used to? * Annie Mac is on the case.
Watch ‘Annie Mac: Who Killed The Night?’ by clicking HERE.
Photo credit: BBC
*Yes, we will always be fucking bothered.