“The Printworks is a venue unlike any other in the capital and I’m so excited about the launch of this innovative space. Thousands of Londoners will be able to enjoy experimental and captivating events here in the future and, thanks to the Night Tube, they won’t have to worry about getting home from this part of the city. This is fabulous news for London’s night time economy.” – Night Czar, Amy Lamé
New temporary cultural destination, Printworks London announce details for their debut music series, celebrating the best electronic music from across the globe with a series of shows from midday to 10.30pm each Saturday, at the venue’s stunning industrial Press Halls.
Housing the giant printing presses that once churned out the Metro and Evening Standard newspapers, the Press Halls are a fully soundproofed space, designed to contain the clatter of what was once Western Europe’s largest print facility, keeping crowds on both sides of the wall happy.
Promising fully bespoke production, LWE and Broadwick Live will make the most of the Press Hall’s rare potential, adding fully-fitted L’Acoustic and SB28 loudspeakers, designing an automated lighting truss that makes the most of the vast heights and installing over 100 lasers and spotlights to illuminate the dramatic industrial features.
Keen to become an integrated part of the local community, Printworks plan to minimise the impact on residents; in addition to the soundproofed main room, and daytime running hours, organisers plan to direct customers to and from nearby stations through signposted and steward-manned routes that take customers via a non-residential areas. Local SE16 residents will also benefit from 50 free balloted tickets to all ticketed events and a space within the venue dedicated entirely to community use.
Implementing a community ethos across all aspects of the project, Printworks’ debut series will feature leading brands from the international circuit to deliver an exceptional and dynamic programme of events. Foremost amongst the partner brands are acclaimed promoters The Hydra, an integral part of London’s underground music culture, responsible for some of the city’s most exciting shows in recent years.
Other shows will be hosted by leading Berlin Techno label Klockworks and international heavy-weights Melt, whose experience of throwing their annual festival in a disused giant machine factory will lend itself perfectly to the industrial environment at Printworks.
With the opening party scheduled for Saturday 4th February 2017, Printworks will operate at a limited 2,500 capacity for the debut series, with full listings revealed on Wednesday 7th December 2016. Presale tickets will be available from 6pm on Thursday 8th December with general sale tickets available to purchase from midday on Friday 9th. For priority access to tickets, please register at: http://printworkslondon.co.uk
The team at Printworks are busy at work on a cultural calendar of events including food festivals, immersive theatre, orchestral concerts, exhibitions and more, with further details revealed at a later date.
The planning application for temporary use of the Printworks as a culture, music and arts space is currently under consideration by Southwark Council. If approved, events would take place from early 2017.
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