The club has raised over £150,000 for good causes in its 3.5-year run
Charity-oriented London club The Cause is to close its doors for good on New Year’s Day.
Set up in April 2018, The Cause has been a huge success. Originally a single-room, 400-capacity venue, it’s sprawled out as time has gone on and now controls the entire complex of buildings in which it’s housed. At full stretch, there are no fewer than seven indoor and three outdoor spaces, making it – in the words of co-founder Eugene Wild – “basically a mini festival site”.
During The Cause's 3.5-year run, the team have welcomed nearly a quarter of a million people through their doors and have raised over £150,000 for organisations working in such areas as disaster relief, support for refugees, LGBTQ+ rights and mental health (that total includes £50K for MIND alone). But The Cause was only ever going to be a temporary affair, and with the developers closing in, they've decided to call it a day after their New Year’s party.
There are a few more events to get out of the way before that happens, though! These include a Subtle Radio day festival tomorrow (13 Nov) with Roll Deep, Call Super and Shanti Celeste on 20 November, Alien Communications with Clara Intellecto and Theo Kottis on 27 November, a massive Tribes closing party on 11 December with KiNK, Optimo, Man Power, Ben Sims, Kirk DeGiorgio, DJ Deep, Marcia Carr and more, Jungle Splash with Nicky Blackmarket, Ray Keith, DJ SS, Ragga Twins and Aba Shanti Soundsystem on 19 December and (sob) finally their Goodbye Sweetheart NYE party on 31 December, for which the line-up is still TBA.
Those are just some highlights – full details of all events in November and December can be found at the Cause’s own website. And we’ll just take this opportunity to send a heartfelt congratulations and commiserations to Stuart, Eugene and the rest of The Cause team from all of us at iDJ – you did brilliantly.
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