London superclub Matter, based at the O2 dome in Greenwich, is set to close for the summer, with a leading DJ citing lack of transport facilities as one of the main reasons for its demise.
Rumours of Matter’s closure had appeared on the Ravetalk forums on 16 May, with forum member lahmjpowder saying: “My university was in a partnership with them for our final major projects to be presented there. We was all set to spend the next 2 days rigging then filming final recordings there on the Wednesday.”
Matter was unavailable for comment at the time of writing butÃ‚Â DJ Yousef confirmed the closure on the Circus Club forum. The forum thread was later removed.
DJ Yousef’s opening post said: “You may as well hear it from me. Due to many reasons, the main one being the lack of transport to the venue, Matter has shut for the summer. Sad times. They are an amazing bunch down there.”
UPDATE: The Halcyon psy-trance night which was due to be held at Matter on Friday 21 July has been transferred to the Fridge in Brixton. See http://www.ravetalk.co.uk/?p=654 for further details.