Under threat Night and Day Cafe in talks over extra sound proofing

The Manchester venue has released an official statement regarding threats to closure

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Manchester's Night and Day Cafe has released an official statement regarding complaints from a neighbour over noise levels, which could possibly result in its closure.

The venue revealed it is currently in talks with the council and "several acoustic engineers" over adding additional sound proofing to the venue. They wrote on their Facebook page: "We are doing everything we possibly can to resolve the issue. Again this will cost us a significant amount of money and we have in the past spent tens of thousands sound proofing the venue."

They added that shows are still taking place and wanted to make it clear that they are "not here to launch a hate campaign on any individual or Manchester City Council, we simply want to be allowed to continue to put on exciting events in the best way possible and will always cooperate regarding any issues we may cause in doing so." To read the full statement go to Facebook.com/NightNDayCafe.

Musicians and fans have united in an effort to save Night And Day Cafe from closure following a complaint from a neighbour over noise. Johnny Marr, Frank Turner and Tim Burgess of The Charlatans have urged fans to sign a petition designed to convince Manchester council to remove the Statutory Nuisance Abatement Notice given to the venue by a neighbour, which could lead to its closure.

Speaking in The Guardian, Elbow's Guy Garvey said the threat of the venue's closure is "an incredible concern" to him. He added of the bar in which the band wrote their debut album 'Asleep In The Back': "I don't believe the council want to close Night and Day - it's a jewel in the crown of the city, so the noise complaint really comes down to who's going to pay for the costly soundproofing."

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