The Dublin club space Tramline has announced its closure today.
The D’Olier Street venue space has said that the pandemic and increased costs of running a business in Ireland are the reasons for the decision.
The venue was largely programmed with club nights for students and young people, and hosted hip-hop, techno, dance, pop and Afrobeats parties. The venue was a valuable space for a younger under 21s demographic. It also hosted Ireland Music Week one year, and launches for music events also.
The owner Ian Redmond was a public mouthpiece for the Irish music industry while it was closed for 585 days during the pandemic, advocating for the industry’s reopening on many occasions on broadcast media.
The club space was previously Tara Club, 21 and Coyote.
The total capacity was approximately 1,000 with the club and live music space accounting for circa 550 / 600 people.
The venue’s statement reads:
It is with great regret and sadness that we announce the closure of TRAMLINE. The pandemic together with the costs now associated with running a business in Ireland in broad terms are the reason for this regrettable decision today.
TRAMLINE as a venue has brought great happiness to thousands of teenagers, young adults and older rockers at our live shows over the last seven years! We’d like to thank all our staff, management, DJ’s, bands, performers and contractors that have worked with us to make it such a fantastic venue.
Nightlife & Dance have been a crucial element of growing up in Ireland that has helped the development of relationships and promoted real social interaction. It’s been a rite of passage for so many but now unfortunately yet another one of Ireland’s nightclub’s dance floors has held its last dance.
We would like to thank Give Us the Night for their relentless campaigning to implement change at Government level over the last two decades. The failure of successive governments to reform both licensing and the insurance industry price gouging practices has made a great business unviable in today’s economy.
We would also like to thank all our suppliers and commercial partners for their support and we look forward to working with them on new projects in the future.