Tequila will continue… at Halo

Controversial clubnight was left homeless after closure of former home Mezz, but now it moves to new venue

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After the closure of its long-term former home, controversy-courting club night Tequila has announced that it will be relocating to another venue – Halo.

Tequila’s former venue, Mezz, closed down last week after a police report slammed the club for a string of dodgy deeds.

Classy... Mezz has closed its doors

Classy… Mezz has closed its doors

The decision to move to Halo follows a turbulent few months for Tequila.  A promotional video for the night earlier this term saw revellers joke about rape, which led to calls for it to be shut down.

Over 100 people turned up at Mezz the following week to protest. A petition to close the night received over 3,000 signatures, while Tequila was dropped as sponsor of Leeds RAG’s Safer Sex Circus.

Protest... students campaigned against Tequila video

Protest… students campaigned against Tequila video

Although calls for Tequila’s closure seemed to be dying out, a scathing police report last week accused host venue Mezz of an array of dishonest business practices, including:

  • Underpouring
  • Overcrowding
  • Selling out of date drinks
  • Turning up the heating to get punters drinking more
Controversial... events such as Freshers' Violation received a mixed reception

Controversial… events such as Freshers’ Violation received a mixed reception

Tequila announced on its Facebook page yesterday that Mezz was to close its doors for good. But in a move that is sure to anger protesters, Tequila management announced the night is “here to stay”.

Yesterday management told The Tab “Tequila will always continue”, before promising that they’d “tell all tomorrow”.

The announcement of Tequila’s new venue is sure to split opinion, but some would argue this is what Tequila have always done best.

Halo will be the new home of Tequila

Sacred..Halo is a converted church

Halo is the home of Quids In

Freshers’ favourite..Halo packs out for Monday night Quids In

Halo is certainly a dubious choice – it came second in the Tab’s recent poll of the ‘Worst Night Out in Leeds’. One commenter simply said that “Halo stinks”.

It was the venue outside which rugby star Danny Cipriani was famously hit by a bus while finishing an Otley Run last Easter.

One thing is for sure: the next few weeks will be make or break for Leeds’ most controversial club night.