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- Posted on Oct 22nd 2010 5:30AM by Julian Marszalek
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The venue's promoters have been forced out because the lease for the building has been sold. Writing on Twitter they said, "We're completed gutted to inform you that from Nov. 1 the Flowerpot will no longer be at this venue."
The promoters now intend to carry on at a different location. They added, "We will of course be taking everything and everyone with us when we go and promise to find a new HQ quicker than you can say Jager Bomb."
In recent years, the Flowerpot has acted as a springboard for new talent and its stage has been graced by artists as diverse as the Drums [pictured], Billy Bragg, Madness, Laura Marling and Mumford and Sons. Its sudden closure arrives as the legendary 100 Club on London's Oxford Street struggles to keep its doors open in the face of increasing rents and business rates.