One of Brighton’s finest clubs and a locals’ favourite for underground dance music is closing its doors. MONO has announced that it will be leaving the space at the end of October as the team moves onto new projects.
Luckily for all of us, they will be hosting one final dance as their last send-off, which is not to be missed. Despite being a club that resembled a tunnel in the arches on the seafront, and with a capacity of just 200 and a lifespan of just 12 months, MONO did more for the local electronic scene than most clubs in Brighton have done in their lifetime.
MONO was a venue that gave opportunities to new promoters and nights and gave a chance to new artists and DJs. It was a staple of the local electronic culture, providing an affordable space with a high-quality sound system that took risks with newcomers, allowing nights to grow and flourish, that otherwise might have never even taken off. MONO brought a different spectrum of electronic music to Brighton that other venues were neglecting, as well as scouting and propelling new careers. Unsure what will next occupy the space, with the state of the rest of the nightlife on the seafront, I’m not optimistic.
In a final press release via Facebook, MONO had this to say: ‘We would like to invite everyone to come and have one last dance with us as we host our last party as MONO. It’s been a pleasure putting on parties over the last year, and we’d like to thank everyone involved in making the place what it is. It’s been a blast. We’re sad to be leaving the space, but for many reasons, we feel the timing is right. Keep an eye out for future projects from the team behind MONO. 28 October, save the date. Let’s dance, Brighton’
Here’s a highlight list of MONO’s final events:
Fourth World 21/09
Sounds of South: Freshers Events 26/09
Polar: Residents+ 001 28/09
ATTIC 009 w/ John Gómez (4 Hours) 13/10
First Floor x Clergy with Cleric, Setaoc Mass, Reflec 14/09
The Last Dance w/ DJ Sotofett & friends 28/10