Birmingham City Council have revoked The Rainbow's license, forcing the venue to close.
The venue has sat at the hub of Birmingham's underground dance scene for some time, with an influence that extends across the country.
The tragic death of a young clubber in a drugs related incident forced Birmingham City Council to re-consider the venue's license, and following a hearing this has now been withdrawn.
Forced to shut their doors, the team at the Rainbow have 21 days to construct and submit an appeal, with support coming in from across the clubbing pantheon:
So they have taken away @rainbowvenues licence in Birmingham bc someone died in the club. This isn’t going to stop people taking drugs in raves. There needs to be another, more sensible solution. #RainbowLicence
— TwEats Everything® (@eats_everything) November 28, 2017
Let's be clear: @rainbowvenues have lead the way for far too long and have put Birmingham back on the map. We absolutely support them in this ludicrous #rainbowlicence decision made by Birmingham City Council and hope for a successful appeal. https://t.co/vFuU07UP3y
— Counteract (@counteract_co) November 28, 2017
Absolutely shocking news about the rainbow venues!! This place has put Birmingham back on the map as one of the best venues in the country, I hope that everyone pulls together and deals with this the same way as the fabric situation
— Chris Lorenzo (@Lorenzosbeats) November 28, 2017
. I can proudly say I am one of @rainbowvenues longest resident DJs since 2009. Without Rainbow legacy you would not have Digbeth as we now know it.
I have some amazing NEW spaces to show you Birmingham 🙂
— Tom Shorterz (@Shorterz) November 28, 2017
Fans have launched a petition to show their support – sign it HERE.
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