LONDON VENUE SAVED FROM DEMOLITION

The Electric Ballroom won't be a victim of the proposed tube expansion…

LONDON venue the ELECTRIC BALLROOM has escaped closure.

The future of the Camden hall fell into doubt after plans to extend the nearby tube station required its demolishment.

However following a public enquiry, plus stars including Bob Geldof and Nick Cave sticking up for the venue, the Electric Ballroom has been saved, The Evening Standard reports.

The tube extension scheme was deemed to have ” devastating impact” on the character and appearance of the area, would be “detrimental to the viability and vitality of Camden Town” and would have “unfortunate far-reaching social and economic consequences”, according to the Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, whose department conducted the inquiry.

The Electric Ballroom has witnessed several legendary performances including the Sex Pistols, Oasis and Cave, who welcomed the venue’s reprieve saying: “The Electric Ballroom is part of the lifeblood of Camden Town, and long may it remain so.”