In a historic week for London’s nightlife culture, fabric has been saved. The Farringdon nightclub has been handed back its license and will reopen its doors to clubbers from around the world in early 2017.
Not only that but new 5,000 capacity venue Printworks is due to open in February 2017. The Canada Water multi-purpose event space is located in Londons Docklands area, on a 16-acre site once used as a newspaper printing facility. Across multiple levels, the Printworks is home to six different event spaces, with much of the original layout and machinery retained.
“Our first site visit blew our minds,” say the LWE team. “It was so hard to keep it under wraps for so long. We have been looking for spaces in London for almost 10 years now and nothing has come close to this.”
The music programming will be made by Junction 2 festival owners and Tobacco Dock veterans LWE, as well as, Broadwick Live, which owns Festival No.6, Field Day and Snowbombing.
Talking to Fact “Its sheer industrial scale and the myriad of walkways and off- rooms make it an ideal venue to host immersive and explorative music events,” says Gareth Cooper, CEO of Broadwick Live. “There is genuinely nothing else like it out there, and we’re confident it’s going to blow people away.”
The first season of in-house events will be announced on December 1st .