Tank nightclub in Sheffield is closing – look back on 8 years of house, tech and bass

Articles, News // Wed 20 Jul 2022 - 21:38pm

The operators of Sheffield’s Tank nightclub took to social media this week to announce the official closure and final three shows of the venue.

The popular Steel City establishment was known for being a hot spot for students in South Yorkshire.

Tank will close its doors for the final time on August 7th 2022, following 8 years of its weekly bass, house and tech events.

Shock, Disbelief & Remembrance

The shocking news was met with a melancholy but reminiscent response on social media.

Artists took to the comments to express their sadness, reflect on great memories and voice their love for the venue.

CruCast members, Skepsis, Window Kid and Tsuki vented their disbelief in regards to the news.

The former resident bassline producers were regular features on Tank’s line-ups; their sell-out CruCast takeovers helped propel their DJing careers to what they are today.

CruCast Takeover at Tank:

Looking back: ‘Danza’ and ‘Creation’ at Tank

Tank hosted a weekly rotation of events featuring its own resident DJs and guests.

Their ‘Danza’ and ‘Creation’ events ran from 11 pm till 6 am every weekend; the first geared towards house/tech and the latter, bass/dnb.

‘Danza’

In addition to weekly special guests, their recent ‘Danza’ events featured residents Del-30 and Charlotte Ord.

Impressively, big-name artists such as Solardo, Eli Brown and Gorgon City have all headlined shows at the venue – and that’s just naming a few.

PAWSA swapping out Solardo and Eli Brown’s ‘XTC’:

‘Creation’

Nowadays, ‘Creation’ boasted residents Jamie Duggan, Corrupt, Ryan James and Jake Duggan. Yet, the most prevalent former residence was undoubtedly CruCast. The bass collective effortlessly drew in crowds with their rotation of major talent: TS7, Bru-C, Flava-D, Bou – the list goes on.

Futhermore, some of the most memorable ‘Creation’ nights bragged massive acts: Chase and Status, SHY FX and Holy Goof – once again, that’s just mentioning a few.

Chase and Status playing ‘Retreat2018’ featuring Cutty Ranks:

What’s next?

With no sign of planning permission for the venue, the fate of the Tank is left uncertain.

We can only hope the space is snapped up and reutilised as a clubbing venue once again following its closure.

Tank is yet another space taken from the grasp of UK dance culture, London’s Printworks accepted a similar fate just recently – read about it here.

The inside of Tank after its 2020 renovation:

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