Opening its doors in the winter for the first time ever, Bootstrap Company‘s beloved rooftop venue Dalston Roof Park will be operating for selected dates throughout the winter before reopening once again as a summer venue in 2018.
Regenerating itself for the ‘Winter Roof Park’ series, you can expect the bar to be open for regular nights, special events for Halloween, Christmas and New Years, more parties with similar brands, special guest DJs, an array of movie nights, screenings and talks.
There will be also be an increased focus on food and beverages plus the space will be dressed with a winter theme which will include state of the art heaters and cover from any bad weather the season may bring. More information will be revealed on these events in coming weeks + the announcement of events in sister venue Dalston Bunker.
This summer saw Dalston Roof Park push the boundaries of open air venues in London, working with brands such as Rinse FM to put on an 8-part collaborative series, which had the parties live streamed and broadcast to the world every Thursday. Incredible line-ups were churned out consistently with huge artists such as Skream, Shadow Child, Redlight, Heartless Crew, The Heatwave, Sonny Fodera and many more all taking to the decks, bringing life back to mid-week parties in Dalston once again.
Other highlights of the summer include an exclusive one-off live performance from platinum selling American pop prodigy Khalid, artists such as George Fitzgerald and Bok Bok helping to raise over £6,000 in aid of those affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire and Midland doing a special set alongside Dan Beaumont to help raise awareness and funding for the Kaleidoscope Trust, a charity which focuses on the human rights of the global LGBT community.
All profits made at Dalston Roof Park support the work of Bootstrap Company which is a registered charity. In particular, the packed out events this year hosted by brands such as Into The Woods, Flux, Private Life, Avant Garde, Bloop, Odyssy and Oscuro London have contributed significant revenue to the Bootstrap Fund which was set up by Bootstrap Company in 2016 in response to the dramatic increases in costs of commercial property in Dalston. The Bootstrap Fund subsidises the rent of social ventures and creative organisations to enable these operations and the social and cultural impact they bring to remain in Hackney.
Bootstrap Company also work with young people and the local community fostering entrepreneurialism though initiatives such as Bootcamp Live and Enterprise Bootcamp. The successes of Dalston Roof Park have helped support two of these programs this summer.
Moving on from the summer, a special in-house Halloween Costume Party on Friday 27th October kicks the ‘Winter Roof Park’ series off helping transition the roof into a winter space. With a very special guest DJ and residents, you can expect lots of good music, horror movie visuals, immersive performers, themed cocktails and decoration. Entry is absolutely free for anyone who dares to get dressed up in a costume for the occasion. More information on this event can be found on the event page.
With the many things that have stood out for Dalston Roof Park this summer season, the space has definitely crafted a new name for itself in London’s event landscape and will continue to push for quality sound, artists, food and drink no matter what time of the year – all whilst donating the profits to a great cause.