Opening this Autumn, DRUMSHEDS promises to be the most significant cultural centre of its kind in London, housed in a 608,000 sqft space in a disused North London warehouse. For the debut season, DRUMSHEDS presents a music-led offering that sees a plethora of world-renowned artists & brands take over the impressive warehouse in North London’s Meridian Water zone.
With two months until doors open, DRUMSHEDS announce the first heavy headliners and hosts for their opening season, which will be followed by a full line announcement in August.
The debut collection of names and partners are of the highest impact, including Gorgon City, Worried About Henry, Andy C, Más Tiempo presents Skepta and Jammer, Piano People, Major League Djz, The Hydra, Charlotte De Witte, La Discothèque, Paradise, BuggedOut!, and many more. Taking place throughout the 2023 Autumn Winter season, the run is made up of 12 shows each Saturday, welcoming up to 15,000 guests each week.
Programmed by Broadwick Live (Printworks, Depot Mayfield, Field Day & Beams) the music series builds on Broadwick Live’s unrivaled expertise in delivering one-of-a-kind experiences through unparalleled line-ups and forward-thinking production and venue creativity.
DRUMSHEDS’ programming has been curated with the Broadwick Live objective to always inspire, connect and create massive impact through music, culture and space, and this first programme announcement is just a hint at things to come.Tickets will go on sale for those signed up on August 2nd, and full line-ups for the opening season will be announced in August. Sign up for exclusive access to tickets and info on DRUMSHEDS HERE.
The first show announced is La Discothèque, the all-singing, all-dancing disco party packed-out with the spangles, sequins, dancers and fun of epic proportions. Headlining will be La Discothèque Orchestra, made up of two of disco’s most formidable queens; Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King and Jocelyn Brown, plus Kenny Dope, Derrick Carter, Hercules & Love Affair, DJ Sneak, Norman Jay MBE, Sophie Lloyd, SNO, Bestley and more all delivering an eclectic mix of disco, funk, house and balearic. For those after a fun fix, Bugged Out! arrive on the 21st of October with a bill of BO! Friends and family including celebrated electro-crossover dance act Hot Chip, and the ever-iconic Orbital playing live. Catchy, funk-laced anthems come from Basement Jaxx, plus there’s DJ Paulette, Erol Alkan, Miss Kittin and more.
All corners of house and techno will be explored in the first shows, with house duo Gorgon City headlining on 14th October with peers including Armand Van Helden, Oden & Fatzo and more. Gorgon City are riding a wave of UK dance acts inspired by the genre’s funky four-four foundations. Another iconic brand getting stuck in is Elrow who join for Elrow Horroween on 28th October, arguably one of the electronic music world’s most famous gatherings known for its carefree vibe – this Halloween edition will be London’s largest & most epic halloween outing this year. House heads are also in for a treat as Jamie Jones brings the infamous Paradise to DRUMSHEDS on 18th November, for what guarantees to be an unmissable night for any house fan packed with royalty from the genre. Techno comes from another long-standing Broadwick affiliate, Charlotte De Witte, with her much-loved techno leaning soiree KNTXT to DRUMSHEDS. Also, Camelphat will return on November 25th with an extended pool of affiliates to be announced.
On a more left-field tip, long-standing music brand The Hydra will continue their task exploring nomadic warehouse spaces. Following on from a sold-out run of five B2B shows across Easter weekend at Printworks, The Hydra take on their mightiest warehouse to date, collaborating with another global sell-out act who have a history with the group behind Printworks. The Hydra and headline talent (TBA) will curate a bill that unites some of the most promising underground talent from the worlds of bass, breaks, house, techno, jungle and much more. Leaning into the bass tip, the UK’s hottest bass-fuelled music brand Worried About Henry will unite a mega-selection of artists, DJs, MCs and guests together for their session on 11th November. After sell-out shows at Printworks and Silverworks Island this year, Worried About Henry continue to rise to meteoric status with their unforgettable parties.
Continuing to champion the fresh sounds, it’s all about Amapiano as the pioneering Piano People team step up at the end of November, along with amapiano dream team Major League DJz, and more to come. The last Major League x Piano People union at Printworks proved that London is the one of the hottest homes for the sound right now, a sold-out showdown with 5,000 ravers. Another huge show comes in to round off the season. After the roadblock of the last Más Tiempo event at Beams that saw Skepta and Jammer pay homage to their house influences and history, the duo will take their esteemed rave to DRUMSHEDS for the final show of the season on December 16th. Guaranteed to be off the scale, this Más Tiempo outing will see the team invite some of the hottest selectors, MCs and artists from the worlds of house, garage, grime and more for a family reunion like no other.
“DRUMSHEDS as a cultural project is about creativity and impact at scale. Some of music’s biggest artists, labels and brands are working with us to curate shows that are unparalleled in terms of size and production in the capital, offering our guests an experience unlike anything before. And we are grateful to all of the artists and partners who have joined us on this journey, for their support and their willingness to step outside of their comfort zones to create something unique with the team Broadwick Live. We’re looking forward to sharing the full line-ups for the entire season opening season, at the end of August” – AJAY JAYARAM – Director of Music, Broadwick Live
These 12 music shows allow partners to use spaces to curate bespoke ‘live’ experiences for thousands of guests consistently across the season. Each event will transform the space to match each partner’s standalone personality, whether that might be for left-leaning The Hydra’s darker aesthetic with lights and hypnotic visuals, or full spec production, dance performances and more like you’ll see at La Discothèque. Immense production, epic lighting shows, and rare performances will deliver the audience an experience like no other.
A natural next step in the Broadwick evolution, DRUMSHEDS will become a hybrid home for creativity in London, and sees the team cement their place as a leader in the events world. Already behind some of the UK’s most impressive experience-led brands including Printworks, Beams, Field Day, Depot Mayfield and more, Broadwick are driven to create real impact through pure and powerful live experiences that are home to communities and culture.
Broadwick are recognised for their expertise in meanwhile spaces, expertly using their knowledge to transform unused buildings into vital cultural spaces. From Fashion Week events (Raf Simmons, A Cold Wall, Mulberry) to the sold-out music seasons that welcomed The London Symphony and Aurora orchestras, live acts, DJs, dancers and more. Aphex Twin, Skepta, BICEP, Peggy Gou, Defected, Glitterbox, The Hydra and thousands more major artists and brands passed through the doors of Printworks over the years.
Located in the North London’s industrial Meridian Water zone, which is only 4 mins from Tottenham Hale (Victoria Line) DRUMSHEDS will be easily accessible via tube, rail and buses.
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