Nottingham music venue announces final curtain

Photo courtesy of The Chameleon

Nottingham independent live music venue, The Chameleon, has named its closing date

As we reported last November, The Chameleon, a long-time favourite of small and emerging bands from across the world, is up for sale, with its landlord placing the venue on the market.

Now, the team which runs the venue has said the building has been sold and they will close its doors for the last time at the end of March.

In a statement, The Chameleon said: “There has been talk of sticking around, but, quite honestly, the businesses isn’t viable in its current location and with costs of literally everything rising constantly, we can’t justify carrying on and just amassing more debt. We’ve got some pretty mega debts to cover over the coming weeks, so will need all the help we can get.”

The Chameleon has announced an “epic rager” on Saturday March 30 as its goodbye party.

The venue, just off Nottingham’s Old Market Square, has lived a precarious existence over the years, often under constant threat of closure, and has bene reliant on a thriving DIY music scene in Nottingham.