The popular Southampton nightclub, Rhino, is to reopen under a different name after an extensive refurbishment, following a fire earlier this year.
On March 13th, 200 people were evacuated from the Bedford Place club as a fire broke out during the early hours of the morning. The suspected arson attack caused £350,000 worth of damage to the building though fortunately no one was injured during the blaze.
The Daily Echo reported that promotions manager Chris Fuller said:
“The fire caused serious structural damage forcing the club to close”.
Audio club relaunched on Saturday 18th September, with an electro line up including Foamo, Cagedbaby and Last Japan. The launch comes just a week before Southampton University freshers are due to move in to the city ready for many nights out.
Audio’s acclaimed sister club in Brighton opened in 2005 which has hosted acts such as Fatboy Slim and Kissy Sell Out. Audio Southampton is set to have a similar schedule of bands, DJs, and clubnights as well as continuing to host some of Rhino’s popular nights; Lets Kill Disco, Wax, and Rewind.