The Wanch co-owner John Prymmer performs with Don’t Panic at the live-music venue in Wan Chai. The bar will vacate its premises and has suspended operations until the coronavirus crisis is over. Photo: Hongkong-rocksThe Wanch co-owner John Prymmer performs with Don’t Panic at the live-music venue in Wan Chai. The bar will vacate its premises and has suspended operations until the coronavirus crisis is over. Photo: Hongkong-rocks
The Wanch co-owner John Prymmer performs with Don’t Panic at the live-music venue in Wan Chai. The bar will vacate its premises and has suspended operations until the coronavirus crisis is over. Photo: Hongkong-rocks

The Wanch, oldest live-music venue in Hong Kong, shuts in Wan Chai, its operation ‘suspended’ until Covid-19 is under control

  • Hong Kong bar that gave a stage to up-and-coming bands for three decades has to vacate its Wan Chai premises after being unable to agree a deal with landlord
  • Shut for much of 2020 under Covid-19 containment measures, it is suspending operations until owners can reopen when ‘business environment is again positive’

Topic |   Music
The Wanch co-owner John Prymmer performs with Don’t Panic at the live-music venue in Wan Chai. The bar will vacate its premises and has suspended operations until the coronavirus crisis is over. Photo: Hongkong-rocksThe Wanch co-owner John Prymmer performs with Don’t Panic at the live-music venue in Wan Chai. The bar will vacate its premises and has suspended operations until the coronavirus crisis is over. Photo: Hongkong-rocks
The Wanch co-owner John Prymmer performs with Don’t Panic at the live-music venue in Wan Chai. The bar will vacate its premises and has suspended operations until the coronavirus crisis is over. Photo: Hongkong-rocks
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