- 08 Jan 19
Dave Clarke, Kiasmos, and Sunil Sharpe are among the acts set to perform at the final Tivoli Saturday on January 26.
Dublin club District 8 is gearing up for its final night in the iconic Tivoli Theatre, where it has been based for the last five years.
Last year, it was announced that the 1930s building would be knocked in order to develop the site for a 289-bed apart-hotel. The closure comes only months after Hangar, a popular nightclub on St. Andrews Lane, was also shut down to make room for a hotel.
Although Dublin City Council initially denied planning permission for the site, the appeals board has overturned the decision. Part of the new plan involves taking a photographic record of the famous street art on the site, before the walls are to be demolished.
Located on Francis Street, the Tivoli Theatre opened in 1934 as a variety theatre and cinema. The theatre underwent several incarnations over the next number of decades, transforming from a cinema, to a nightclub, to a shop, and eventually to a live theatre.
The Cranberries, Blur, Oasis, and The Beastie Boys are among the many acts of who have played the venue in the past. In more recent years, it has gained a reputation as a major DJ venue, playing host to both international and local acts.
District 8’s last show at the Tivoli, billed as ‘The Final Tivoli Saturday’, has been curated by Subject and Hidden Agenda, and promises one of the biggest line ups in the history of the venue. Among the highlights are Dave Clarke, Kiasmos, Sunil Sharpe, Brame & Hamo, and DeFeKT.
The club has also announced that there will be a limited edition District 8 12” vinyl available, featuring tracks from Tinfoil [Sunil Sharpe and DeFeKT], Hybrasil, Moduse and Mode_1.
In a statement on Facebook, District 8 announced that they “look forward to closing this chapter with you and opening the next.”
Tickets go on sale today, and are expected to be snapped up fast. See Eventbrite for further details.