Iconic music venue The Leadmill is facing permanent closure, as owners announce that their city centre landlord has threatened them with eviction.
Boasting a legacy that spans over 40 years, The Leadmill has long been one of Yorkshire’s most iconic music venues – attracting the likes of Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, The Stone Roses and many more to its stage over the years.
Speaking of the news, The Leadmill announced: “Landlord to evict The Leadmill and force us out of business –
“Today we have received some devastating news that in 1 year’s time, our Landlord is trying to evict us, forcing us to close.
“Since 1980 The Leadmill has spent millions of pounds on what was a derelict warehouse, transforming it into one of the U.K’s most respected venues where countless acts from across the globe have performed over the years.
“Please show your support by sharing this news & sharing your best memories that we can gather to help show them reasons why #WeCantLoseLeadmill“
It is currently unclear why The Leadmill is facing eviction, however, fans are campaigning to save the venue by sharing stories on social media about what the venue means to them and the city.
The former flour mill boasts decades of musical history – once housing the legendary Esquire Club, where big names such as Jimi Hendrix and The Who played in the 60s.
Naturally, the news has been quite the devastating blow for music fans, with many expressing how “heartbreaking” the thought of losing the venue is.
The venue has long been dubbed a ‘cultural institution’, and even a ‘rite of passage’ by Scottish band Franz Ferdinand.