Rumours that popular Sheffield nightclub Plug is closing have been debunked, Forge Press can reveal.
Reports earlier this week claimed the nightclub and live music venue, located on Matilda Street, would be sold and turned into a golfing supplies shop.
However, Mark Dennis, International Marketing Director at The MJR Group, who own Plug, has told Forge Press that the reports are in fact false.
A statement from The MJR Group said: “The reports are not true and we’ve been in touch with the respective publications for them to amend their articles.
“The Plug has not been sold and is operating as normal. Concerts, club nights and other events have been booked in for later this year.”
Sheffield’s lifestyle magazine VIBE first reported that Plug would be sold and turned into a golfing supplies shop on 2 July.
Back when Sheffield thought it was losing Plug…
so gutted about plug closing in Sheffield, so many amazing gigs including my first ever 🙁
— ellie (@elliessanger) July 3, 2018
Oh no!! Spanked on a Tuesday was a Freshers ritual. This is sad! https://t.co/yHqvk27D8l
— Liam Kent (@tnekmail) July 2, 2018
— Aggressive (@Agg_Management) July 4, 2018
Plug in Sheffield is closing and will become… a golfing supplies shop? I mean, Plug has never been the nicest place in the world, but this is literally the last thing I thought it would turn into. So bizarre.https://t.co/t6GDnwjFKI
— Andrew Hirst (@AndrewHirst1) July 2, 2018
Loved by students
The 1,200-capacity venue has been a part of Sheffield’s vibrant nightlife since 2005 and was acquired by The MJR Group in 2016.
It is popular with students thanks to its student night “Spanked Tuesdays” and indie disco “Propaganda” on Fridays.
Plug hosted various renowned artists in the past including Sheffield’s own Arctic Monkeys, Ed Sheeran, The Wombats and many more.