Location: London, UK
Launched in 2017, the former newspaper-printing factory Printworks has fast become one of the UK’s best-loved large-capacity music venues. The expansive southeast London warehouse space is best known for its main room, Press Halls, where remnants of the original printing equipment are still visible, and exposed rafters and balconies look down onto a lengthy dancefloor. There’s a labyrinth of space to explore too, with an array of food stalls and bars across the venue. The Press Halls’ stage area and DJ booth are backed by a high-reaching LED screen that can be used for bespoke lighting and visuals. Even more developments with the lighting and production have been made since last year to enhance the Printworks experience even further now events can return. This season Printworks will also reveal a brand new space within the venue, which will allow an expansion in musical programming.
Since its inception, Printworks has hosted a diverse range of concepts, artist takeovers, live performances and club nights, from Aphex Twin live, to regular Defected and Glitterbox soirées, Tale Of Us presents Afterlife, longstanding London party The Hydra, and the in-house Printworks Presents. Promotions change every season, and now that things can move forward again from September, Printworks has been working on its biggest line-ups to date: alongside regular partners the venue will reveal some new collaborations, presenting big headliners and plenty of emerging talent.