Doncaster music venue still open - but says ‘difficult decisions’ may have to be made

The Diamond Live Lounge in Wood Street.
The Diamond Live Lounge in Wood Street.

The owners of a Doncaster live music venue have told fans it is still open after rumours of its closure began circulating - but have admitted that ‘difficult decisions’ may have to be made.

The Diamond Live Lounge in Wood Street - which has hosted gigs by the likes of 90s indie favourites Cast, Space and Stereo MCs - issued a statement after a weekend gig was axed at short notice.

The announcement on the club’s Facebook page said: “First and foremost, the Diamond Live Lounge is still OPEN.

“Secondly, we would like to once again stress how deeply sorry we are about cancelling at late notice on Saturday and for letting you all down, including The Smiths Utd. We apologise greatly for any inconvenience caused. It is not how we want to operate and we don’t want to treat our supporters and guests that way.

“There are a number of issues the management are currently dealing with and certain difficult decisions may have to be made. The directors are sitting down this week to discuss strategies to plan what is going to happen moving forward but we will of course try and keep you informed the best we can.

“We want to be as open as we can with you and it is business as usual until then and all tickets purchased will be refunded from the weekend.

If you have any questions, please direct them to our inbox or feel free to call us.”

The venue had originally stated that Saturday’s gig by The Smiths tributed band had been cancelled “due to unforeseen circumstances.”

Frank Colley posted on the venue’s Facebook page: “Is this the end of The Diamond Live Lounge?”

It is understood a number of other forthcoming gigs at the Live Lounge have been rescheduled to other Doncaster venues.