Southampton venue Unit will close for good after this weekend


Southampton nightclub Unit, 113 St Mary’s Road, will be closing for good after this weekend. The announcement, made early this afternoon via the club’s official Facebook page, doesn’t give a specific justification for the closure, citing only “reasons out of our control”.

Today, we write to all our amazing regulars with a heavy heart. Unfortunately due to reasons out of our control – Unit will be closing its doors for good this weekend after 6 great years filled with amazing memories, so it’s with great regret that we find ourselves writing this.

We’ve loved every second of hosting your nights out, whether you came to check out a band who were on their way up the ladder, or if you came to drink and dance at one of the memorable club nights, we can’t thank you enough for choosing to spend your time with us.

We’d like to take this opportunity to also thank our wonderful staff past and present as well as the promoters who have put on events here or helped us create a home for up and coming bands over the years.

We invite all regular Unit goers old and new to come and party with us one last time this weekend, lets drink the bar dry and give the place one insane send off!

Chris, Davyd & all of the Unit Team

In February this year Unit underwent some refurbishment, reopening with a new logo and timetable. One of their new club nights, Lose Your Head, brought the likes of New York Transit Authority to the city. In June this year, Sotonight hosted an event at the venue, an after-party for the Graduation Boat Party.

More recently the venue played host to a Mystery Jets DJ set as part of the Club NME Southampton series of events, launched over the summer ready for Freshers’ Week. Indeed, the venue was featured on Solent Student Union’s AAA Pass as part of the ‘alternative’ calendar.

Unit is probably better known for showcasing the best in alternative/indie/rock/etc music, having hosted a plethora of bands and DJs over the years under their We Are Rockstars brand, Club NME, and other brands before those. Howver, the venue is no stranger to forward-thinking dance music, with names such as Disclosure, Cashmere Cat, Ryan Hemsworth, and even the likes of Eillie Golding and Jessie J all making their Southampton (and even South-Coast) débuts at the club.

Come 3am on Sunday morning, Unit will be closing its doors permanently. But before that regular clubnight Uprawr will be taking place on Friday while Saturday will see new Columbia signings Nimmo playing at Club NME Southampton.


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Adam is a physics graduate from the University of Southampton with an interest in electronic music. He co-founded Sotonight and was involved with SEMSU and other music-related projects while at university.