It’s been on the cards for a while now, but a date has finally been set for the closure of legendary Liverpool club Cream, as their home venue Nation is bulldozed in part of a regeneration of the city’s Wolstenholme Square.
In a statement released this week, Cream confirmed that final planning approval for the development has now gone through, and the club will close its doors at the end of the year, but not before a final big party.
The three dates announced run along a theme that will be familiar to long-term Cream fans. Two parties, one on Oct. 17 and the other on Oct. 23 will mark the club’s 23rd birthday, while the last ever night at Nation will take place on the traditional Boxing Day evening on December 26. Lineup details have not been revealed, but with a history that has seen the world’s biggest DJs regularly playing the club over the past two decades–with repeat offenders including Paul Oakenfold, Above & Beyond, Carl Cox, Sasha, and Paul Van Dyk, to name but a few–you can be sure that the club’s swansong will be one for the history books. A new venue is set to replace the club, but very few details have been revealed.
For full details and tickets, keep an eye on Cream’s website.