Legendary Manchester nightclub South is closing down

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 2nd June 2022

One of Manchester’s most legendary nightclubs has announced its permanent closure after almost three decades.

South, which has been in its basement location on South King Street since 1995, is one of the city’s leading nightlife venues.

The indie club is frequented by Inspiral Carpets keyboard player Clint Boon, who takes over the DJ decks every Saturday night.

Clint announced the news today, saying that Manchester is losing ‘one of its greatest nightclubs of all time’.

South nightclub. Credit: Twitter, @therealboon

The heartbroken musician said: “A message that I never hoped I’d have to post. My night this Saturday at @South_Club will be the club’s closing night.


“Due to issues beyond our control, (myself, the management & the owners), Manchester will lose one of its greatest nightclubs of all time.

@South_Club has been my second home for well over 20 yrs and it’s been a massive part of the Boon family’s journey.


“Please join us on Saturday for our closing night. Needless to say, it’ll be a big send off and probably an emotional one! Lotsa love.”

South nightclub. Credit: Twitter, @therealboon

He later added: “Thanks for all your lovely messages about @South_Club. The final night is now sold out.

“For those of you who missed out on tickets or who can’t be there, I’ll be live streaming the full night on @Beatstream_live. I’ll post a link on here over the next 24 hours xxx #BoonArmy.”


Hundreds of Mancs have rushed to share their memories of South.

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One person shared: “Gutted! Man I have had some great times in there and Red Stripe never quite tastes the same anywhere else. Have a cracking time and send off on Saturday. Big Love to everyone involved over the years. PS- If you remember any of the nights too well- you were doing it wrong.”

Another wrote about South nightclub: “Can’t describe how sad this makes me. Heartbroken. Thankyou to @therealboon and the team at @South_Club for some of the best memories, the best music, the love and warmth every time we came. There’s nowhere else and will be nowhere else like it.”

Someone else said: “Sad, sad times again. Manchester is losing a belter of a club.”


It follows Fifth Avenue, another clubbing institution that shut its doors earlier this year.

Featured image: Facebook, South