Sub Club have teamed up with the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) and 5 other iconic UK clubs in a bid to protect and promote the night-time economy.

The #nightlifematters campaign, which has support from DJs like Jackmaster, Groove Armada and Carl Cox, as well as record labels, agencies and promoters ranging from Defected Records to Resident Advisor, is a grassroots nationwide movement prompted by the increasing threat to club culture and nightlife in the UK.

In the last decade, the number of UK clubs and live music venues has almost halved, with strict licensing laws, rising property prices and a general lack of understanding about the industry’s benefits leading to high profile club closures - including Glasgow’s Arches which was forced into administration last year.

The #nightlifematters campaign is mobilising people across the UK to raise their voices collectively in support of nightlife, to ensure we protect our venues and the scenes they support.

You can show your support for the campaign by signing a petition which will reach your local councillor, donating to the campaign to help continue the fight or simply by using #nightlifematters when tweeting or posting about UK club culture.


This Sunday the #nightlifematters campaign comes to Glasgow as Sub Club host Danish producer and DJ, Kölsch. The event is already sold out, but we have two tickets to giveaway to one lucky winner.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply head over to the SynthGlasgow Facebook and tell us why Night Life Matters to you by commenting on the Nightlife Matters post at the top of the page. You might love being on the dancefloor with your friends, hearing incredible music on a big soundsystem or simply dancing to your favourite DJ - let us know!

T&Cs: The winner will be picked at random around 4pm on Saturday afternoon (May 21st) and notified via Facebook comment on their entry. The winner must be 18 or over and have valid ID. Once the winner’s details are passed onto the event organisers we then pass on responsibility for entry on the night.

Sign the Nightlife Matters petition or donate via the website, where you can also find out more information about the campaign, who is involved and why it needs your support.

Nightlife Matters on Facebook
NTIA on Twitter

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