Iconic Southampton venue The Joiners faces prospect of closure

August 2, 2017 - Elliott Beddoe

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Southampton’s iconic venue The Joiners could soon close it’s doors to the public following an announcement that it is in need of urgent repairs.

The venue has reached out to its fanbase to provide the crucial financial support needed for the “general wear and tear” of the 100 year old building.

The Joiners Arms is a host to many up-and-coming bands including the likes of Catfish and Bottlemen, RadioHead and Arctic Monkeys.

The venue has set up a GoFundMePage which is taking donations in exchange for one free entry to any Joiners gig with a ticket price of £5 or below (valid until the end of October 2017). It has also released a statement.

“The Joiners is a not a profit making business but exists to provide a platform for emerging and local artists and during Festival season we operate at a loss, therefore we currently have no funds to carry out this work.

“We are an independent business and some our staff even work voluntarily to keep the place going. We would really appreciate your help to keep the Joiners thriving into its 50th Year next year.”

Ricky Bates, the booker and promoter at The Joiners added, “The Joiners has provided a musical platform for 50 years to now some of the biggest bands in the world yet we still don’t turn a profit to be able to repair our venue when things go bad.

“We thank ourselves lucky that we have such a loyal fanbase of gig-goers, bands and artists who have reached out to support us.”

To donate towards its repair, click the link below:

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