Future of the Leadmill triggers public argument between landlord and manager
The Leadmill has been a fixture of Sheffield’s (and Britain’s) alternative music scene for decades, but now it faces an uncertain future. You see, the ownership of the Leadmill building changed hands in 2017, and this new ownership – Electric Group – won’t be renewing the tenancy of the management / promotion team who’ve run the Leadmill music venue for the last forty years.
Instead they promise a continuation of music, but under different people. Both sides, and their supporters, have been arguing on social media this weekend. It got heated, ‘extermination’ was used.
Here’s the Leadmill music event’s post:
The CEO of Electric then explained:
While their Head of Music, Mike Weller, explained regarding new investment: “There was never any question of us closing the Leadmill, despite all the social media chat… The refurb will make the room better equipped to accommodate the modern wants of live music and club nights, for audiences and performers. We want to ensure the Leadmill’s future is as exciting as its history.”
Under a different team, of course.
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