Motion defends decision to hold rave on day of Queen’s funeral – News

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The Bristol Motion nightclub has defended its decision to hold a rave on the day of the Queen’s funeral, saying the loss of business and the cost of living crisis means they cannot close the venue.

The club will host a free all-night rave, titled “Godspeed,” on Sunday night, which will continue until the early hours of Monday morning.

The club has confirmed it does not believe it will be able to close its doors and will ensure that ravers can still pay their respects to the Queen by observing a minute’s silence both in the queue and in the venue .

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It comes after the club were forced to cancel two after-parties due to take place for the Bristol-based Tokyo World festival after bus company First Bus canceled the shuttle service from Eastville Park (where the festival) making the trip to the festival “mission impossible”.

A spokesperson for the venue said Bristol live“We were due to hold the Tokoyo World Festival after-parties this week, however, due to the perfect Brexit and Covid-19 storm, First Bus has canceled the scheduled transportation from Eastville Park instead of BS2.

“In light of these cancellations, and with wages, rising electricity costs and multiple other factors of life in 2022, we felt we were unable to keep the site closed.

“Like everyone else, we were truly saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on September 8 and wish the new King every success in his new role. God Save The King.”

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Godspeed’s free rave was announced on Motion’s Instagram account on Monday September 12 and will be full of bass music from local Bristol DJs.

“Plans opened up on Sunday after taking the day off on Monday? Head for an inevitable banger of a party for nowt’s grand prix. Expect the best in bass music from promising local talent.

“In addition to this, as usual, we will be announcing a carefully selected handful of the most exciting DJs and brands from Bristol and beyond, plus special guests who will be announced on the day.”

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