Popular Sheffield nightclub reportedly set to close

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The Plug nightclub in Sheffield is reportedly set to close down.

The 1200-capacity venue in Matilda Street has been a well-known fixture on the gigging and clubbing scene since opening in 2005, attracting top acts including the Steel City's own Arctic Monkeys during their rise to fame.

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But a number of media outlets are reporting today that the club has been sold.

There are claims that it is due to shut down with the site set to re-open in the future as a golfing supplies store.

There is also speculation that the sale is to fund a new nightclub in Birmingham.

However, these details have not yet been confirmed.

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We have contacted The Plug and the venue's owners MJR Group - which owns numerous venues across the country - for comment but they have not yet responded to our messages.

The venue's website is still listing shows running into next year, with events booked up until April.

These include gigs from Black Grape, The Magic Gang and a range of tribute bands.

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However, the club's Twitter account has not posted anything publicly since January.