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Gut Level reveal final parties at Snow Lane home

The DIY events space and queer clubbing collective are being forced out by their landlord to build more flats.

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Since September 2021 Gut Level have occupied the building previously home to Dirty Little Secret and The Night Kitchen.

Gut Level.

One of Sheffield’s best-kept secrets, the underground clubbing collective Gut Level, have announced their final run of parties at their Snow Lane home.

The group are being forced out of the space which previously housed The Night Kitchen so that the building can be demolished for flats.

Visitors during the final two months include Bristol-based selector Tilly, Off Me Nut boss Dankle and NTS breakfast show host Flo, who will play alongside a range of local talent.

“Gut’s final parties in August and September will be a celebration of DIY club culture,” the group’s Frazer Scott told Now Then.

“We’ll be inviting DJs from some of our favourite northern collectives, like Sheffield’s Love & Lust, but also Kiss Me Again and Bakk Heia from Manchester, and Love Muscle in Leeds.”

“They’re all collectives who graft for their local scenes month-in-month-out, and have been throwing some of the best parties in the north in recent years.”

Gut Level say the news of their eviction was unexpected, and that they have not yet decided whether to search for a new venue or try something different.

“For many people involved in DIY & grassroots spaces, this story will be familiar,” the group said in a statement on their website.

“Insecure tenancies, accelerated gentrification and the appearance of luxury accommodation on every street corner has made it virtually impossible for small independent spaces to exist long term in central locations,” it continues.

After using a small space in Attercliffe as a stop-gap, the group opened the Snow Lane venue in September 2021 with the aim of creating a platform for LGBTQ+, women and non-binary people in electronic music.

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The final two months of parties at Gut Level's Snow Lane site.

Gut Level.

As well as a diverse range of club nights, the space has hosted talks from the likes of Eris Drew, DJ workshops for beginners, and even still life drawing classes.

On 20 August Gut Level hosts a special pride edition of popular queer party Club Rush, featuring the Kiss Me Again collective from SOUP in Manchester as well as Love Muscle’s Lucy Locket.

On 3 September the venue will throw a garden party featuring NTS breakfast show host Flo and Charlie Satsumas, with local industrial duo Kalter launching their new EP with guests on 16 September.

The final party – billed as The Last Dance – takes place on 24 September with a lineup full of Sheffield selectors, including Bambino, house duo Forecast and genre-hopping producer Diessa.

“With the response we’ve had on our closure, we expect the parties to be extremely lively, with lots of hugs, kisses and most likely a good helping of both happy and sad tears on the dancefloor,” said Frazer.

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