The Roadhouse, in Newton Street. Image courtesy of Google Maps

The Roadhouse, in Newton Street. Image courtesy of Google Maps

Iconic Manchester venue The Roadhouse is set to close, it has been announced.

The Newton Street venue, which has been open for 22 years, is set to close its doors for the final time on June 1.

The venue will hold a series of special one off gigs and club nights, before the final show will be held on May 31.

The venue has played host to the great and the good of rock over its more than two decades, including Muse, The White Stripes and The Kills, as well as hosting various club nights.

It also acted as the launch pad for Elbow, who formerly worked behind the bar, and recently returned for a charity gig in aid of War Child.

DJ Collective Hoya:Hoya, who used The Roadhouse as a base for seven years, said on their website: “Firstly, we’re deeply saddened that such an important Manchester music venue will no longer be around.

“Secondly, we’re gutted to be losing our home. Without the immense help of The Roadhouse and all of the staff, we would have never lasted 7 years. We’re so lucky to have had a venue that welcomed us in and helped us grow.

“As for Hoya, we will not be stopping. We have three more left at The Roadhouse – March 28th, April 25th and the final Hoya at The Roadhouse on May 30th. We will then take the summer off and return in our new home in September.”

For more information on the special gigs when they are announced, visit The Roadhouse website here.