On Monday, January 7, the Amsterdam music venue Sugar Factory filed for chapter and closed its doorways for good after 14 years in operation.
"Even although the membership functioned with none type of subsidization, the exploitation didn't garner sufficient income, after which the membership has now been pressured to file for chapter," reads a statement on the venue's web site. "The homeowners of Sugar Factory extensively investigated choices for a doable restart, however this has been discovered not possible resulting from excellent money owed."
All the ticket gross sales for upcoming gigs and membership occasions, which have been deliberate till the tip of April, have been stopped. There isn't any phrase as of but whether or not or not refunds might be issued to those that have already bought tickets to those occasions. The Sugar Factory acknowledged on their Facebook page that the group "will do every part doable to search for options."
The Sugar Factory was extensively revered as a hub for numerous musical subcultures within the metropolis of Amsterdam and would maintain its doorways open seven days per week. It hosted artists akin to J. Dilla, Carl Craig, Gilles Peterson, Roy Ayers, Lily Allen, Modeselektor, Joss Stone, Madlib, Frankie Knuckles, Gregory Porter, Kerri Chandler, SUUNS, Âme & Dixon, Black Coffee and plenty of others.
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