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Iconic Tokyo venue ageHa set to close after 19 years

The venue has played host to acts such as DJ Harvey, The Chemical Brothers and DJ Nobu

  • Megan Townsend
  • 18 August 2021
Iconic Tokyo venue ageHa set to close after 19 years

Tokyo's iconic ageHa nightclub will close after nearly 19 years, due to the expiry of its lease.

The 2,400 capacity space is part of a wider sea-front studio complex in Shinkiba, Koto City, that has lost its lease and will be closing in January 2022.

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Usen Coast, who runs the complex, thanked visitors in a statement on Twitter:

"We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the many customers who have visited us and to everyone who has supported us."

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ageHa has yet to confirm if it will seek a new club space but alluded to future events in an Instagram post:

"Although the activities at STUDIO COAST will end, we will continue to utilize our own brand ageHa to provide new events and projects in Japan and overseas, regardless of location, so that we can impress everyone. I will make an effort every day,” the post read.

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ageHa has a long history of welcoming both international talent and showcasing local acts, playing host to headliners such as Armin van Buuren, Richie Hawtin, DJ Harvey, DJ Sprinkles, DJ Nobu, Gerd Jansen and the Chemical Brothers.

The venue will host its 19th-anniversary party in November 2021, with a closing party at the end of January 2022.

Megan Townsend is Mixmag's Deputy Digital Editor, follow her on Twitter

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