CASBAH will close next week after almost 18 years entertaining Swindon revellers.

The managers announced the news on Facebook on Monday afternoon. The popular nightclub's final farewell will be on Saturday March 7.

A spokesman said in a statement: "To all our amazing customers past and present, it is with great sadness that we have to announce to you all that Casbah will be closing.

"Unfortunately, this is something we have not looked at doing and is in no way anything that has happened on our side but it is and has been taken out of our control.

"We have been here almost 18 years and have been a stable site on the nightclub scene in Swindon through the good and the bad. Everyone know there has always been Casbah.

"There is not really a lot we can say to everyone but thank you so much for being a part of us and our history. The love we feel for you all is out of this world.

"Please join us over the next two weeks as we would really like to say goodbye to as many of you as possible with our final party."