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The Cockpit Has Confirmed Its Permanent Closure, Here’s Five Venues We Wish Hadn’t Closed

In light of the news of The Cockpit’s closure, HTF look back on five venues we wish never closed.

Credit: The Cockpit Leeds/Official Facebook Page

Credit: The Cockpit Leeds/Official Facebook Page

One of Leeds’ most loved venues, The Cockpit has confirmed its permanent closure and issued the following statement via their website and said:

‘It is with great regret that we have to announce the permanent closure of the Cockpit. After 20 great years as an integral pillar of the Leeds music scene we have decided that it is no longer viable to deliver you the level of service you deserve with the building in it’s current condition.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank every one of you who came to watch your favourite bands, danced, stage dived, crowd surfed, found your life partner and gave the Cockpit its reputation as one of the best live music venues in the UK.

Futuresound Events will continue to book and promote all of your favourite artists in venues around Leeds & further afield and will have a new venue in place for 2015. Please follow them on social media for all up to date announcements and other news.’

For more information, including the relocation of upcoming gigs and refunds, visit

With this news in mind, HTF have comprised a list of venues we wish hadn’t closed down.

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