1 Mar 2007
So, farewell then The North Star 
The North Star venue in the Shetland Islands, which has played host to a number of Factory-related acts over the years is to close in April.

The 94-year-old venue has attracted names like Peter Hook, Bez, Silent Partners featuring Dermo from Northside and The Durutti Column, whose gig was webcast by Cerysmatic Factory for Tony Wilson's F4 project, as well as Haçienda DJs Jon Dasilva and Graeme Park to the UK's most northerly set of islands.

In a cruel twist of fate the venue has been bought over by a housing association and will be turned into flats!!

Venue manager Alan McLeod would like to thank all the acts who have made the trek north over the years.

The last gig will take place on 7 April 2007 and will feature Manchester's Puressence.

www.thenorthstar.co.uk

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