Last night the news broke that one of Dublin’s most well-known clubs for techno/dance/electronic music is set to close its doors, effective immediately.
This hasn’t been a huge shock to most, as it’s been a long time coming for Hangar, but they now have no chance of holding a farewell night for their hundreds and hundreds of fans.
Late last night Hangar posted to their official Facebook page announcing the news. They said “We had hoped to be able to throw a series of closing parties over the coming weeks to give the venue and all the people that have danced with us over the last four years a proper send-off but complications with the new lease holder means that it cannot happen.”
Since September 2014, Hangar has been going every week with special guests, themed nights and has been a hub for local DJs to show off their stuff. It’s located on St Andrews Lane just off Dame Street, and has always had a different kind of scene to most clubs around Dublin.
The building has been given a new lease of life from them, going from an old derelict theatre to one of the best clubs in business. Starting from the old A.L.T nights, and then to Hangar, it’s been a great spot for the last few years. Now, it’s going to be turned into a hotel and the dingy underground look is going to be lost forever.
Loads of Hangar's loving regulars took to Twitter to express their emotions:
So you’re telling me yeah that hangar closed down and I didn’t even get to go for the last time ??? What sort of a sick joke is this
— Ada (@adrianna_kacz) May 31, 2018
Taken from my first night ever DJing.
Can’t begin to explain to chance Hangar gave me to grow as a DJ and producer. It’s horrible to see it being closed without any send off.
I’ll never forget the multiple cans of warm cloudy lemon had in there.
— Tommy Holohan (@tomaisleonard) May 31, 2018
I'm so grateful to have witnessed some of the great nights in the Dublin music scene in hangar and I'm excited to see what the future holds for Hangar 2.0
— ci?️n (@CianWednesDay) May 31, 2018
Hangar Dublin has shut its doors today... (to be turned into a ? Hotel of course). Anyway thanks for all the fun Dragged Up nights there. Some sweaty nights and I loved every minute of it ? ?. End of an era for the space previously Andrew’s Lane Theatre. ?
— Victoria Secret (@Victoria_Secret) May 31, 2018
Unluckily, it doesn’t look like there’s going to be any closure for us from their venue on St.Andrews Lane, but Hangar 2.0 is on its way, right around the corner.
“This is only a minor hiccup in Hangar’s story with Hangar 2.0 just around the corner (both literally and figuratively) so you’ll be hearing from us very soon.”