Liverpool venue ‘The Masque’ forced to close down

Much-loved gig venue has ceased trading

Liverpool gig venue ‘The Masque’ has been forced to close down.

The owners of the venue, which contained 600 and 350 capacity gig spaces, announced yesterday (November 28) that it had been forced to “cease trading” and that they had cancelled all future shows that were due to take place at the venue. The venue had re-opened as ‘The Masque’ in 2009 after formerly being the site of the Liverpool Barfly.

The venue’s owners posted the following message on their official Facebook page Facebook.com/The-Masque: “It comes with great sadness, that we have to announce, The Masque has ceased trading as from today. All shows are now cancelled (or in some cases moved) and you are entitled to a refund from your ticket providers.”

Bands who were booked to play at the venue over the coming months include Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Young Guns, We Were Promised Jetpacks and Spector.

Young Guns have indicated that they will be attempting to move their live date to a new venue in Liverpool and ticket holders for any of the other shows at the venue are advised to check artists’ own websites to see if they attempt to do the same.