A new music venue from the team behind Glastonbury Festival’s iconic Shangri La is “sad to announce” its temporary closure.
Lost Horizon HQ, which opened at the beginning of this month, will not reopen until August 12 due to a positive covid-19 case.
The Lost Horizon team has announced: “We’re so sad to announce that Lost Horizon HQ will be temporarily closed until Thursday, August 12.
After the Somerset spectacular was cancelled for the second year running because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Shangri-La team turned their attention to transforming a disused warehouse in St Jude’s into an exciting multi-use space.
The venue, on Elton Street near Cabot Circus, will initially have a reduced capacity of 120 inside and 120 in its beer garden, before growing to a total of 350 when lockdown restrictions are eased.
But despite “treading carefully over the past week”, the crew has confirmed it will close for around two weeks – but there’s plenty to look forward to.
The Lost Horizon HQ has announced: “The safety of our wonderful customers and crew has been our priority, but despite treading lightly over the past week and leaving some measures in place a number of our crew have tested positive.
“We are so grateful to all of you that have supported us over our opening month. Watch this space for news on re-opening and rescheduled dates. Please bear with us, we will contact those with tickets as soon as we can.
“Massive love and apologies to all our artists, performers and crew who are missing out on income and shows.
“We’ll be back shortly with some incredible music, art and workshops.”
Public Health England’s latest figures show another 196 new positive lab test results across Bristol in the last 24 hours of recorded data.
The total number of deaths in the city still stands at 492.