The Cause will host a 36-hour streaming event for its second birthday this weekend as it bids to raise funds to stay open after the Coronavirus pandemic. The Tottenham club will host acts such as Terry Francis, Ivan Smagghe, Colin Dale and Terry Farley over the bank holiday while a Crowdfunder aims to allow the venue to open its doors until late 2021 when lockdown is relaxed.
The birthday sets will be broadcast daily from today (Friday, May 22nd) until Sunday, May 24th from 2pm to 2am across YouTube, Twitch and The Cause’s Facebook page.
Friday will be soundtracked by Ivan Smagghe, Johnny Aux (Paranoid London), Silverlining, Scott Fraser, Grainger, Connor Male, Swoose, Jay Carder and Rachael of Rye Wax.
Saturday night will be a takeover from the club’s Adonis party with Terry Farley, DJ Grace, Sonikku, Shay Malt, Michelle Manetti and Dom Chung. The afternoon will belong to The Cause co-founder Eugene Wild AKA Kyle Monologue and Fiscal Cliff, the creatives who built the club and converted it from an unused mechanics garage.
Sunday brings together Fabric resident Terry Francis, Colin Dale, Pierre Codarin, Wink, Manalou and Sean Galvin.
The Cause has received notification from it’s landlord that the housing development around the site has been affected and it will stay in it’s Tottenham Hale home until late 2021, very possibly much later. However, it need to raise funds if it is to continue to operate post-lockdown.
Stuart Glen, co-founder of The Cause said: “We decided this Tuesday to carry on the celebrations online and put this together in under 24 hours, working around obvious travel issues. This has highlighted where we feel the industry is going with localised scenes taking prominence post Covid-19. As a venue, we don’t think we couldn’t be better placed. Acid house was born in our city and we’ve got over three decades of quality talent to shine a light on’.
“The hard part is keeping the club afloat during these extremely challenging times. As people are well aware the hospitality and event industry has been hit particularly hard and we’ve felt that at the club. We are asking our community of clubbers, supporters and friends to help us out and donate a small amount to our Crowdfunder to help keep the club alive.”