Junk is closing down
After 13 years as the forefront of Southampton’s underground music scene
Junk will be leaving Southampton this summer.
After thirteen years, Junk, also known as the Fabric of the South Coast, is standing down as an underground venue.
Junk released a statement saying: “A underground venue in the city simply isn’t viable option anymore at the level we operate and with the increase in running costs for the venue year on year.”
The statement also comments how difficult it is to create and maintain a music scene in Southampton: “We really based Junk on London and Berlin clubs, but it feels much more difficult than ever to achieve this in a way that pays the bills with the club scene largely being about spectacular and less about the dance floor.”
Junk was nearly forced to close back in March 2016 after a series of violent incidents, but it bounced back after a long legal battle.
Junk will be seeing their way out with 13 parties, to celebrate their 13 years as the forefront of Southampton’s underground music scene.