London’s Spiritland Southbank will close shortly.
The move was confirmed in a statement from the promotions team, who brought Spiritland over the Thames to the iconic Southbank site. The Kings Cross incarnation will remain, with “current conditions” cited as the reason for closing the Southbank venture.
In a statement, the team said:
Some tough news to share: our beloved home on the Southbank is now closed. We set out to build a pleasure palace for lovers of music and culture within Europe’s biggest arts centre. We’d have loved to continue our mission there but the current conditions simply don’t allow it.
Covid, Brexit, energy price rises & many other factors made this difficult decision inevitable. We opened at the end of 2018, spent 2019 finding our people – then 2020 happened. We were shut for nearly half of our four years there but managed to do a lot in a short time. Spiritland Royal Festival Hall has been the only independent venue in a sea of chains, the only space offering a culturally aligned programme to Southbank’s arts venues and a place for Londoners and out-of-towners alike to eat, drink and enjoy music in a beautiful setting
Huge thanks to all who’ve been part of it – diners, drinkers, dancers, DJs, all our collaborators and all our team who’ve worked with us there. King’s Cross, the Headphone Bar in Mayfair & Spiritland Productions continue to steam ahead with our mission.
Spiritland Southbank has a few more events to go, however; The Arcs toast their new album tomorrow night (January 7th) with Dan Auerbach also bringing his Black Keys project to the venue. Meanwhile, a closing party featuring Jarvis Cocker and Alexis Taylor is scheduled for January 13th.
Closing, the Spiritland team say: “We’ll miss our beautiful home on the Southbank. We wanted to build a unique and credible addition to London’s cultural landscape – our journey will continue elsewhere and we’ll keep you posted about what’s next for us.”
Some tough news to share: our beloved home on the Southbank is now closed. We set out to build a pleasure palace for lovers of music and culture within Europe’s biggest arts centre. We'd have loved to continue our mission there but the current conditions simply don’t allow it 1/6 pic.twitter.com/AYNiQzi4In— Spiritland (@spiritland) January 6, 2023