Iconic club closure left a hole in Liverpool's nightlife - now it's back

Inside The Krazyhouse, Liverpool. August 7, 2016
The Krazyhouse, Liverpool. August 7, 2016 -Credit:Anthony Woods - Krossfire Promotions

A former club that was a massive part of the Liverpool's nightlife is set to return - sort of.

The Krazyhouse burst onto the scene in the 1990s and quickly became famous for its indie, rock and alternative scene. Affectionately known as the K, on Wood Street, the club was a rite of passage for many.

But in 2018, the closure of the nightclub was lamented by many as the end of an era. Now some of the people behind the original Krazyhouse are bringing back a taste of the alternative venue with a new club called K1 Metal Club.

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The new space, which neighbours the address of the original club on Wood Street, will be all about embracing metal and rock music. This new incarnation at K1 Metal Club has involved a conversion of the former Camel Club.

A spokesperson for K1 Metal Club said: "Ever since The Krazyhouse closed down a few years back there hasn’t been a proper metal/rock club left in the city. There are plenty of one-off nights but there’s no singular club doing weekly events. For fans there has been nowhere left where you know that if you turn up there will always be a rock night happening.

Where new K1 Rock Club will be on Wood Street, Liverpool
Where new K1 Rock Club will be on Wood Street, Liverpool, next to the former Krazyhouse -Credit:K1

"A few key people involved in The Krazyhouse from the 90’s through to the 2010’s met up a couple of months ago and started putting plans together for what would become the K1 Metal Club. After looking at what buildings were available to us, we decided straight away that the venue known as the Camel Club made the most sense.

"It is all part of the old Krazyhouse/Sloanes/Wilsons/Freewheelers building, so there is an awful lot of rock history in that place and on the same iconic street: there is so much history in those walls and we can’t wait to add to it. We think there is still a huge appetite for metal music in the city, across so many key demographics.

"As a team we want to cater to established fans by opening in the afternoon for those who don’t want to be staying out well past midnight. However, we won’t be closing early either.

Site of the former Krazyhouse on Wood Street
Site of the former Krazyhouse on Wood Street - Electrik -Credit:Andrew Teebay Liverpool Echo

"We know we will be hosting events for a wide age-range of audiences in this new venue. We welcome those who first turned up to The Krazyhouse back in the day, to new fans who really want a place where they can indulge their musical passions. We also anticipate being able to support fresh and up-and-coming talent, which our city has such a reputation for.

"To start off with, we are only planning on opening on Saturdays, but we’re hoping it won’t be too long until we can open more often. We are already looking at other nights and working out ideas. We’re even already got options to add more rooms! Most of all, we look forward to providing a really unique space which the legendary Liverpool music scene is crying out for. "

The launch event is on Saturday, June 29, doors open at 3pm. Presale ticket sign up and information can be found here: www.fatsoma.com/k1metalclub/

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