A new intimate techno club called The Cause is set to open in London.
The 400-capacity venue, housed in a former car mechanics depot in Tottenham, is a completely grassroots arts and events space aimed at filling the void left by London's recent club closures while supporting positive mental health, according to its founders.
Once officially open, The Cause will operate a membership scheme with revenues allocated toward mental health charity partners Mind In Haringey, Campaign Against Living Miserably (C.A.L.M.) and Help Musicians UK/Music Minds Matter. The club aims to raise £25000 for these charities within its first 12 months of operation via the membership scheme as well as fundraising events. Membership benefits will include one free seasonal cocktail every month, access to a members-only room as well as members-only parties, reduced entry to in-house parties and more.
The Cause will feature a custom-built sound system specifically designed for the space by independent loudspeakers designers and manufacturers, Core, their first-ever sound system venue install. The club will also feature a DJ booth, built from solid concrete, in the middle of the dancefloor designed for 360-degree crowd interaction.
The venue is currently crowdsourcing to complete the project, but will be hosting a preview party this Friday, 13th April, with a promised surprise set from “one of Chicago's most legendary producers,” according its Indiegogo page.
The news of The Cause’s opening comes as recent police figures report that the number of illegal raves taking place in London has doubled in a year as over half of the capital’s clubs shut down between 2005 and 2015. Elsewhere, The Glove That Fits, a new, 120-capacity venue, opened last month in nearby Hackney.
For more on London nightlife, read our investigation into the future of clubbing in the city.
Visit The Cause’s crowdfunding site to find more information and to donate.
View The Cause’s crowdfunding promo reel below.
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