Legendary Blast Off! summer party in Wolverhampton cancelled

By Megan Archer | Wolverhampton | Entertainment | Published:

Legendary club night Blast Off! has been cancelled at the last moment – apparently due to a licensing issue at the venue.

Blast Off's summer party was due to be tonight

The famous indie nightclub event was due to be held at Starworks tonight in Wolverhampton, as a one-off summer party.

Guests had already bought tickets in advance but have been told they can apply for a refund.

Last night, a spokesman from Blast Off! made this announcement on Twitter: "Sadly, due a licensing issue at Starworks can’t open tomorrow so we have to cancel Blast Off!.

"We’re all extremely disappointed but it’s out of our hands. Refunds from point of purchase. Again, we’re all very sorry for any inconvenience."

Blast Off! began at the city's Civic Halls in 1996 and is the world's second biggest club night in the world's history – second only to Manumission in Ibiza – having welcomed nearly one million customers through its doors.

The event mainly focused on indie music until 2014, when it was announced that Blast Off! would be no more.

Nearly 1,300 people signed an Express & Star petition to save it when the decision to close was originally announced.

Although no longer running as a regular club night, it still returns for special events throughout the year.

The Express & Star has contacted Starworks for comment.

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email

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