London nightclubs Village Underground (VU) and EartH are among countless sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic. The two venues have jointly launched a crowdfunding campaign in hopes of staying afloat in the face of an uncertain future for nightlife.
According to the campaign’s Crowdfunder page, VU and EartH respectively have £120,000 and £80,000 in overhead. The former is experimenting with offering secure cycle parking to help cover costs, but neither can cover costs by hosting social distancing-compliant events. “It is not financially viable for us to operate at reduced capacity for most ticketed events, meaning we still don’t know when we will be able to re-open to the public and generate revenue that way again,” reads a passage of the description.
The owners of VU and EartH have made a number of reward packages available to donors. Ranging from £10 to £25,000, they include everything from drink vouchers to five years of free entry to sponsored artwork on VU’s Holywell Lane Wall.
Donate or find additional information on Village Underground and EartH’s Crowdfunder page.
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