District 8 announces new venue following Tivoli Theatre closure

by Rachel Darcy

Following the closure of the Tivoli Theatre last year, club night District 8 have announced they will be launching in a new venue in September.

District 8’s well-known and much-loved club nights took place on a regular basis in the Tivoli, resulting in the loss of a venue for the organisers when the Tivoli shut late last year.

Taking to Facebook for the announcement this morning, organisers of District 8 have revealed that they will be reopening this September at Jam Park, formerly The Wright Venue, at Airside Retail Park in Swords.

In the statement, District 8 said that they will be ‘picking up right where [they] left off’ in bringing high-quality electronic music from around the world to Dublin.

As part of the partnership, District 8 said in a statement that they will be curating 20 shows annually in the Jam Park venue, with the first taking place on September 7.

The statement read: “We at District 8 are both proud and excited to announce the next chapter in our journey.

“Following on from the closure of the Tivoli Theatre earlier this year, we, like everyone else, were left searching for what might be the next step for Dublin clubbing.

“But out of adversity comes opportunity, and we are delighted to announce that District 8 will reopen this September at the multi-purpose Bodytonic venue, Jam Park, curating 20 select shows annually in this incredible new venue.

“In this new space, District 8 will pick up right where we left off, bringing you the same high quality electronic music from around the globe, but with better sound, bigger production and bigger lineups in an even bigger space.”

Playing the first show in District 8’s new home are Kerri Chandler, Jeremy Underground and Brame & Hamo, with organisers saying the first line-up is just one of more big line ups that they will be bringing to Jam Park, with weekly updates expected on their social media.

Organisers thanked patrons and dance lovers from across the city for their support in the statement, and say they are ‘proud’ to have been afforded an opportunity to continue providing the capital with a venue to ‘rival those of Amsterdam, Berlin and London’.

“With music venues across the city closing, we are proud to have been given the opportunity to fight for Dublin’s nightlife and hopefully bring you a music venue which rivals those of Amsterdam, Berlin, and London,” the statement continued.

“We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us this far. It’s Dublin’s love for dance music that has inspired us and given us the chance to bring District 8 to this point. The journey this far has been amazing and we cannot wait to see what the future holds.”

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