London Club Oval Space Shuts Down

Oval Space, a staple of London’s music circuit, has had its license revoked after a man was allegedly shot on the dancefloor last month, Mixmag and Resident Advisor report. The 24-year-old victim was reportedly shot again on a street near the venue, but his injuries are not life-threatening. The popular east London club has a chance to appeal the decision within three weeks.

A licensing committee that convened on Tuesday (September 27) sided with police, who mounted a case against the club based on the alleged dancefloor shooting, as well as less serious past disturbances. In the hearing, Oval Space apologized for its oversights and said it had fired the security company employed on the night, which allegedly failed to search a bag thought to contain the gun. Its nearby sister venue, Pickle Factory, is not affected by the licensing decision, according to RA. Pitchfork has emailed the venues for comment.

Pitchfork Music Festival London had an event scheduled at Oval Space on Thursday, November 10. The event will now take place at the Village Underground on the same date.

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