A popular music venue in the heart of Wrexham town centre will close its doors for the final time this weekend.
The Live Rooms Wrexham, previously known as Central Station, on Hill Street, has been a key part of the town’s music scene and night time venue since opening in 1999.
Over the years Central Station / The Live Rooms Wrexham has built a reputation for attracting some of the biggest names in music to its stage, including Robert Plant, Kasabian, GrandMaster Flash, Bastille, Laura Marling, Catfish & The Bottlemen and many more.
In September 2018 it was announced that Central Station would be undergoing a major revamp and rebrand, with the venue reopening its doors as The Live Rooms Wrexham.
However “crippling financial pressures involved in running a grassroots new music venue without external support” has been citied as the reason for the closure of the venue.
A statement posted on The Live Rooms Facebook page this afternoon, said: “2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Central Station / The Live Rooms, Wrexham as a live music venue. Unfortunately it’s with a heavy heart that we have to announce that as of 9th February the venue will be closing its doors for the very last time.
“Like many other venues up and down Wales in recent years, the crippling financial pressures involved in running a grassroots new music venue without external support has made it extremely challenging and unfortunately it has become unsustainable for us to carry on.
“We will be announcing what’s happening with all of the shows we had booked in the next 24 hours, so look out for that.
“All FOCUS Wales shows will continue on regardless, however the shows originally due to be hosted by us will be moved to a different venue – you can head over to their website (focuswales.com) to see what they have in store.
“If you want to come and say goodbye to the venue, this weekend will be the last chance! We’ll let you know what we’ve got planned in the next couple of days.
And finally, a massive thank you for all of your support over the last 20 years. It’s been an absolute pleasure putting on the shows, and a lot of fun – hopefully you’ve enjoyed them too. We’ve started putting a gallery together from some of our favourites here.
“We’d love to hear from you too – what was your favourite gig? Please do share with us any photos you’ve taken over the years.
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