UK nightclub numbers nearly halved in 10 years, reports ALMR
Nearly half the UK's nightclubs have shut their doors in just 10 years, according to figures seen by Newsbeat.
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), which represents venues, says in 2005 there were 3,144 clubs and this is now down to 1,733.
Chief Executive Kate Nicholls reckons that in some towns "they are gone for good and we're never going to get them back".
But people like Rudimental have told us that clubbing trends "go in cycles".
The ALMR warns the closures will leave the UK worse off "culturally, socially and economically".