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The Plug Nightclub (or "Plug" as it is often called) is a 1200 capacity live music venue and nightclub located in Matilda Street, Sheffield, England. It is situated on the edge of the city centre close to The Moor.
The venue opened in October 2005 after the owners of the existing .Zero nightclub, Scott Bailey and Adele Armitage, purchased the adjoining building, a disused discount superstore, and converted it into an arena to accommodate live music. The premises were amalgamated to create a three-roomed venue themed on the wiring of an electrical plug. The rooms were branded Live, Earth and Neutral. Live and Earth are contained within the converted building and Neutral is the former .Zero building, well known to club goers for hosting such events as Razor Stiletto, Urban Gorilla and Planet Zogg.
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The official opening of Plug featured a performance by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and the first dance orientated club night hosted a rare UK appearance from Detroit techno DJ and producer Jeff Mills. Other notable shows in the early days included Editors, Four Tet, Explosions in the Sky and two successive sell-out Saturday night appearances by emerging Sheffield act Arctic Monkeys. The second of these concerts preceded the band's debut single, "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor", reaching number one in the charts. The Plug instantly became known for a venue that promoted diverse musical events. The versatility of the venue meant that bands could often play to a later curfew. It also provided a number of popular club nights including house music promotion Hustle, underground music night Tonic and drum n bass promoters Metropolis. Jon McClure of Reverend and the Makers also hosted Reverend Soundsystem.