One of Tokyo’s most beloved nightclubs, Contact, will shut its doors for good this coming September.
The club posted a statement over the weekend announcing the news, adding that the it was due to close as a result of ongoing development plans taking place in the area.
“Due to the Dogenzaka 2-chome South District Type 1 Urban Redevelopment Project, the building we are situated in is to be taken down,” they posted.
The club, situated near Shibuya City in West Tokyo, first opened in 2016 and quickly became a quick favourite. While temporarily closed during the pandemic, Contact will now celebrate its anniversary for the first time in three years.
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“We will host our anniversary party for the first time in 3 years, and for the last time,” announced Contact. “Unfortunately, nothing concrete has been decided yet regarding our future status”.
“We have only half a year left, but it would mean a great deal for us to have as many people make as many memorable nights as possible with the time we have left.”
Contact will close its doors for good on September 17, 2022. In the meantime, multiple weekend-long parties will take place with line-ups including DJ Harvey, Dos Monos, DJ Quietstorm, Atsushi Maeda, and more.
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Next month, Contact celebrates six years with two all night long events over the weekend of April 22 and 23 with “special guest DJ Harvey”, who marks the “first international” performance at Contact since the pandemic began.
“We, all the staff, look forward to seeing everyone and their friends,” Contact said. Find out more about the club’s forthcoming events here.
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