FIBBERS has a new home. Goodbye Stonebow House after 22 years; hello Tokyo.

Unable to agree new terms with the landlord for the long-standing live music bar, Tokyo Industries have decided to move the Fibbers brand across York to the Tokyo nightclub in Toft Green. It will be re-named Fibbers with immediate effect.

Shows such as Peter Hook and The Lights’s A New Order Celebration last Saturday already had been switched to Tokyo, where customers and bands alike have praised the facilities, according to Tokyo Industries managing director Aaron Mellor.

Independent booker Tim Hornsby, alias Mr H Presents, who opened Fibbers in 1992, will be staying on at the new location.

“I’ve been amazed at the reaction to the new premises, so positive. We’ve had lots of great feedback from people.”

Will moving to Tokyo in any way change the kind of acts Mr H books? More dance music maybe?

“I’ve always booked a large range of acts, but with a bigger capacity – still to be confirmed – I can bring bigger bands that fall between Fibbers and Barbican capacities,” he says. The ‘club’ and DJ aspect is absolutely vital to all but a few live music venues these days and this will continue.”

The new venue will close in August for refurbishment and events will pick up where they left off on the last weekend of the month.

Meanwhile, the future of the Fibbers building in Stonebow is yet to be set in concrete. Its long life as a live music venue for established and upcoming acts, from Shed Seven to Coldplay , Nirvana to Oasis, stretches back to before Tim Hornsby and it was last refurbished when Tokyo Industries took over in June 2010.

After a £250,000 re-design by Ben Kelly, who shot to fame by designing the world’s first super-club, Manchester’s Hacienda, it reopened that August with a new stage at the opposite end to its previous incarnation, an increased capacity of 450, two bars, a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system and a new logo by the Sheffield design company behind all Warp Records’ sharp album sleeves.

The Fibbers name will live on but what happens to its old underground home? Wait and see.