Celebrated Leeds venue, The Cockpit, is to close its doors after 20-years. The owners of the venue made a statement on their website regarding the closure earlier today, which you can read below:
‘It is with great regret that we have to announce the permanent closure of The Cockpit. After 20 great years as an integral pillar of the Leeds music scene we have decided that it is no longer viable to deliver you the level of service you deserve with the building in it’s current condition.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank every one of you who came to watch your favourite bands, danced, stage dived, crowd surfed, found your life partner and gave the Cockpit its reputation as one of the best live music venues in the UK’.
All forthcoming gigs are set to be moved to other venues in the city and tickets will remain valid.