Paris nightclub Concrete has announced today, June 26, that it will officially close in mid-July.
The club’s music curator Brice Coudert published a statement today on Twitter announcing that the club would close because of “the reasons you already know”; Concrete announced in May that it had received an eviction notice from the owners of the barge where the club is housed.
Concrete, which currently employs at least 70 members of staff, was hit with a 15-day eviction notice on February 11 2019. They were unable to reach an agreement with the venue owners.
The club’s closing party will start on the evening of Friday July 19 and will run throughout the weekend, ending on the morning of Sunday July 21. The lineup has not been announced yet.
Since it opened its doors in 2012, Concrete quickly became an institution of the Paris dance scene. The statement issued says that the organisers “are already looking to the future, to come back stronger, with the same values, and put [their] experience and know-how in an even more ambitious project”.
The first names for this year's Amsterdam Dance Event are in.
The 24th edition of ADE will take place this October 16th through 20th across various locations in the city. Artists confirmed to perform over the week include Jeff Mills, Helena Hauff, DJ Nobu, SOPHIE, Ricardo Villalobos, The Black Madonna, Jane Fitz, Amelie Lens, Carl Cox, Charlotte de Witte, Nastia, Joy Orbison, Floating Points, Ben UFO, Bradley Zero, Volvox, ONIPA, Orbitaland New Order.
The conference programme will feature representatives from SoundCloud, Amazon, AEG Studio and artist Christopher Bauder, among others.
More artists and speakers will be announced as the event nears.
The City of Sydney has unveiled the latest round of grants for small businesses and live music venues around the city.
Since September 2017, the City has provided more than $ 1 million in funding to over 50 businesses through its night-time diversification grants.
The latest round of grants has seen City of Sydney donate over $ 210,000 in grant funding to 10 local businesses. The City aims to provide pragmatic support to contributing to the night-time economy of Sydney.
"The night-time economy is critical to Sydney's future - it generates more than $ 4 billion in revenue each year, with 5,000 businesses employing more than 35,000 people," Lord Mayor Clover Moore shared in a statement.
"Since establishing our grant programs for night-time diversification and live music and performance, we have directly supported over 50 city businesses to put on new programming or undertake vital upgrades".
"From free late-night music at Mary's Underground - which recently opened in the iconic Circular Quay site of The Basement - to drag bingo at the Dove and Olive in Surry Hills, this round of grants will further revitalize our nightlife and offer new events and activities to Sydneysiders and visitors of all ages and interests. "
Bogotá will host the 6th International Nightlife Congress, 5th Golden Moon Awards and 6th ExpoBAR Fair on November 13thOn said date, the list of "The World's 100 Best Clubs" 2019 will be released.These events will be held at Theatron, Gold Member venue of the International Nightlife Association
We are pleased to announce that for the second year in a row the city of Bogotá (Colombia) will host the 6thInternational Nightlife Congress and the 5th Golden Moon Awards on November 13th, together with the 6th Colombia’s ExpoBar Fair, organized by the Colombian Nightlife Association, Asobares.
ExpoBar is Colombia’s most important nighttime entertainment event with more than 3.000 attendees including representatives of the industry, staff, authorities and sponsors creating a forum where key issues are discussed and possible solutions are provided relating to Colombia's nightlife industry. The chosen venue for said events is Theatron Bogotá, who recently became a Gold Member of the International Nightlife Association.
As you may know, the INA holds an annual international congress and awards ceremony and has decided to celebrate this year’s edition once again jointly with Asobares and the 6th edition of the ExpoBar Fair.
During the evening of November 13th , the International Nightlife Association will host the 5th Golden Moon Awards where among other awards, the list of “The World’s 100 Best Clubs 2019” will be released. The World's Best Club position is currently occupied by Hï Ibiza.
Asobares' president, Mr. Camilo Ospina Guzmán stated today, "We are very happy that the most important nightlife fair in Colombia comes together again with the most important nightlife congress in the world to hold a big event that will have a notable influence on nightlife all over the world".
According to Mr. Joaquim Boadas de Quintana, Secretary General of the International Nightlife Association, "We are proud to hold our annual event together once more with ExpoBAR, hosted by our member association in Colombia, Asobares. I would also like to make an appeal to the leading nightlife businesses in the world to take part in these events, since they will mark a trend towards the future of our sector at a worldwide level".
Becoming the first recommended venues by our organization in Singapore and Mainland China
Chic, exotic and effortlessly cool – Bar Rouge's conceptis the undisputed embodiment of the DJ, drink and dance culture. A trend-setting nightlife destination that gives revelers an energetic and fun brand of play only seen in some of the world’s finest clubs, Bar Rouge is a unique nightclub experience only found within Asia, marked with an international appeal.
The opening of Bar RougeShanghai in 2004 atop Bund 18 announced a new era in the city nightlife. Rapidly becoming the city’s go-to venue offering a unique combination of high style and unbeatable Shanghai skyline views from its rooftop terrace – Sexy crowds, international DJs, fantastic theme parties, and unique Champagne celebration rituals, contribute to its amazing ambiance night after night, becoming an icon of Shanghai’s glamorous nightlife. The club has hosted awe-inspiring performances from top DJs such as: David Guetta, Bob Sinclar, Dennis Ferrer and Claptone, to name just a few.
The latest renovation at the beginning of 2019 provides an evolved experience upon setting foot on to its new star-dazzled long entrance runway; a rectangular island bar centerpiece takes pride of place within the interior space, with the introduction of unrivalled interplay between club lights, sound system, 10 LED screens and a sweeping dance floor.
The new rooftop terrace offers striking views over the futuristic skyline of Shanghai, featuring a larger elevated VIP seating area, and at the core of its design “Shanghai’s longest rooftop bar”, located on the Bund, promises an unforgettable nightlife experience from dusk till dawn.
In 2017 Bar Rouge Singapore opened its doors
As the first international outpost of Shanghai’s glamorous rooftop nightclub brand, since 2017 Bar Rouge Singapore (watch presentation video) takes crowning residence on the pinnacle of the tallest hotel in the city, the iconic Swissôtel The Stamford. From its 71st and 72nd floors, Bar Rouge Singapore delivers unparalleled and stunning views of the cityscape, overlooking quintessential local landmarks including the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay as well as the urban jungle that Singapore boasts; earning the distinction as Asia’s Highest Dusk to Dawn Club.
Bar Rouge Singapore’sdynamic entertainment line-up sees outstanding performances by the club’s hallmark of acrobatic dancers with the most coveted local and internationally renowned DJs, fused with the comfort of top-notch genial hotelier service. The club’s high-octane and cutting-edge music injects energy to the night scene, welcoming all walks of life to the space.
Floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the panoramic skyline are set against a backdrop of chic glossy black interiors. Flushed in rouge lighting to bring out subtle sensuality, Bar Rouge’s contemporary décor is accented by gratifying Asian muse photography portraits and edgy neon-lit quotes.
Bar Rouge Singapore and Bar Rouge Shanghai are the newest members of the International Nightlife Association’s Gold Member community that continues to expand to different territories worldwide. INA’s Gold Membership offers benefits and services that besides being a worldwide recommended venue, allow for exclusive benefits such as being recommended venues to members of luxury concierge companies. Among other benefits are access to the Triple Excellence in Nightlife, the highest nightlife distinction made up of international seals of safety, acoustic quality and quality of service.
In Pacha Barcelona the International Nightlife Association and entertainment luxury lifestyle firm AIM Events have announced the agreement they have recently signed. AIM Events, is one of the world’s first companies that combines world class event management with an exclusive lifestyle membership service focused on nightlife.
Said agreement came to be due to the fact that nightlife clients are becoming more and more demanding while also looking for comfort and excellence. In turn, the International Nightlife Association has been betting on the quality pursued by nightlife clients through the creation of the Gold Member figure and the implementation of the Triple Excellence in Nightlife, currently the most important nightlife quality distinction existing worldwide.
According to a study conducted by the International Nightlife Association, one out of every three tourists chooses its destination based on the nightlife offer at said destination, for this the International Nightlife Association has taken a step ahead to promote excellence and quality in the industry.
On the other hand, AIM Events, originally an event management company has been offering the best extensive knowledge and skills to tailor to client's needs and has built a considerable reputation and has recently expanded their services. Specifically, AIM Events has launched the AIM All Access and AIM Seasonal memberships, being one of the first in the world to introduce such synergy between luxury and entertainment. Said memberships are focused on lifestyle and nightlife, providing exclusive benefits in nightclubs, hotels, and private aviation firms worldwide, allowing members to live a luxurious lifestyle.
For this reason, both parties signed the agreement to allow AIM Events members access to INA's Gold Member venues and enjoy special rates and discounts and other advantages all in benefit of promoting excellence in nightlife.
The International Nightlife Association vows to expand benefits to its Gold Member venues all around the world and also promote quality and excellence in its venues. In other words, Gold Member venues will have the chance to partner with AIM Events in order to have AIM highlight their venue to their exclusive members. This way, the AIM member will have special benefits and discounts at the venue such as VIP entry etc. and the Gold Member venue will gain access to extensive entertainment services and new clients.
Joaquim Boadas de Quintana, General Secretary of the International Nightlife Association has stated, "From the International Nightlife Association we believe that the sector needs to be proactive and constantly adapt to nightlife user's needs while assuring that the nightlife business owner has the necessary tools to do so. For this, the International Nightlife Association has created the Triple Excellence in Nightlife seal all in the benefit of our sector's image and our clients' commodity".On the other hand, Andrey Makiyevskiy, CEO of AIM Events has mentioned, "The partnership with the INA enables our clients to benefit from the highest level of quality in nightlife whilst also enabling the venues to have exclusive access to our event management services ".
We are pleased to attach a picture of the announcement of the agreement that took place at Pacha Barcelona. To the left of the image appears Joaquim Boadas, Secretary General of the International Nightlife Association and to the right Andrey Makiyevskiy, CEO of AIM Events.