The Steel Yard is returning to London next May. The enclosed barn will be constructed in Finsbury Park across the weekend of 25th-26th May. Following shows from Above & Beyond, Tiesto and Axwell /\ Ingrosso the previous two years, Steel Yard London is taking things underground in 2019, with arguably its biggest booking to date.
Carl Cox held a weekly residency at Space for fifteen years. During Space’s 2016 farewell season, his Tuesday night was sold out for the entirety of its fifteenth week run. And, naturally, he was the DJ who spun the last track at the emotionally charged closing party as we waved goodbye to a true clubbing icon. Little wonder that Cox is the man most synonymous with the legendary nightclub.
Fast forward a couple of years, and Coxy has joined forces with former Space owner Pepe Rosello, former general manager Juan Arenas and vested Ibiza stakeholder Dave Browning, with a view to building a brand new Space - at an as yet unknown island location. The island even got a new billboard teasing the news. Tentative plans have this pencilled in for 2020. That’s still the best part of 2-years away. But do we think Cox and the Space brand will be laying idle in the meantime? YEAH, RIGHT!
Carl Cox plays for Space’s annual NYD in Sydney in 2019, before he brings the party to Finsbury Park in May with the 15,000 capacity Steel Yard. We can make the assumption that this forms part of a wider campaign to hype the return of the Club of 27 years. Carl is no stranger to the indomitable Steel Yard. He played the giant structure August Bank Holiday weekend last year, when he made a triumphant return to Creamfields after a decade’s hiatus. On that occasion, he was joined by stars from his Intec label, including Nicole Moudaber, Jon Rundell and Fabio Neural. Who knows, we may see one or more of them join him in London next May?
With Cox being the only name announced thus far, we’re certain that future additions will also have strong ties to Space - leading to a wide-range of potential DJs. We’re sure you could name a few! (Personally we’d love to see King of the Terrace Steve Lawler, Space originators Brandon Block & Alex P, plus long term residents Paul Reynolds and Camilo Franco - you know, for added authenticity!)
The Saturday show with Eric Prydz presents HOLO is already sold out, and we expect the Sunday to follow suit. With the day after being a bank holiday, there no reason why you can’t let your hair down and pretend your dancing on the sunset terrace as planes fly overhead!
Tickets are available now.