Struggling Sheffield nightclub’s crowdfunder receives nearly £13,000 in two days

A Sheffield music venue which recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to safeguard its future has received nearly half of its target in just a couple of days.

Tuesday, 22nd September 2020, 10:14 am
The Hope Works nightclub in Attercliffe has hosted some of the biggest names in electronic music.
The Hope Works nightclub in Attercliffe has hosted some of the biggest names in electronic music.

Hope Works, on Sussex Road, Attercliffe, recently set up a crowdfunding page as founder Liam O’Shea announced that without more funding, the club would be at risk of closure.

The club set an initial target of £30,000 to cover their basic monthly running costs, which would keep the club afloat for the next six months, plus pay for the No bounds musical festival that was put in doubt due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Now the struggling nightclub has successfully raised nearly half of their target in just a couple of days with 325 people pledging their support to raise a combined total of £13,719.

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On Twitter, the nightclub’s account said: “Wow, £12,500 raised in the first 2 days.

“We are nearly halfway to our initial target, thank you so much.

“Let’s keep this driving all the way to victory, THANK YOU.”

Over the last eight years, they have hosted some of the biggest names in electronic music including pioneering techno DJs Jeff Mills and Dave Clark, and last year even welcomed Castleton-based garage rock back Drenge.

This year’s No Bounds music festival modelled on Barcelona’s hugely popular Sonar, which won ‘best boutique festival’ in DJ magazine in 2019 will be live-streamed to audiences from the Sheffield Industrial Museum in Virtual 3D and Hope Works Sheffield on October 12 – 18.

To find out more about Hope Works and the No Bounds festival, or to donate, visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-hope-works.