The Leadmill, which has been operating under the current management for the last 40 years, was given an eviction notice in March this year.
Leadmill’s new landlords, who also own Electric Brixton in London, say they intend to keep the Leadmill as a music venue, but will remove the current management.
However, Leadmill’s current team argues that this is still destroying the venue and its spirit.
In April they told NME:“They [the landlords] intend to profit from the goodwill and reputation built up over those 40 plus years. It is a cheap, shabby, sly and underhand way of doing business, by forcing companies to cease trading.”