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Django Django open a new room at Printworks 🗓

Monday 26 March

On Friday 23rd March 2018 a new chapter began for Printworks. 

Following three months’ work Printworks is now able to host a new room for music, opened by psych-rock favourites Django Django on 23rd March 2018. View the full gallery here.

The new room is located next to the now famous Press Halls that have hosted electronic music’s best artists over the last year. With these next steps Printworks’ bold plans for London’s music and cultural scene unfold; with the introduction of a live music space its programme diversifies, welcoming not only forward-thinking electronic artists to its club series but also acts such as Tokio Myers, Pendulum and many more to be announced.

Watch an interview with Printworks’ Creative Director, Simeon Aldred, who explains the thinking behind and direction of the venue’s new live space.

Live Venue Build: Preview 🗓

Tuesday 20 March

Over the past three months, Printworks has been undergoing a major transformation to create a new live venue for London. On Friday 23rd March its doors open for the first time as Django Django take to the new stage.

Hear about the journey in this short film featuring Tommy and Larry, who’ve worked in the building for more than 25 years.

BALLANTINE’S AND REEPS ONE DEBUT ‘SURFACES’ AT PRINTWORKS 🗓

Monday 05 March

Ballantine’s Whisky collaborated with acclaimed musician Reeps One to launch the True Music Series at Printworks. The innovative platform has been created to share and visualise music, and transform Ballantine’s Finest and 12-Year-Old whiskey into a real work of art.

Reeps One is regarded as one of the most creative and technically gifted vocalists of his generation, with an originality and technique surpassed by none.

Bridging the gap between audio and visual communication, the musician has combined his passions for music and art to produce an audiovisualiser; a speaker containing liquid which is illuminated with coloured lighting. Using the vibrations passing through the liquid, the audiovisualiser creates artistic visualiations as the track is performed.

For this event, Reeps One made full use of epic audio-visual facilities to present an immense showcase of his famous audio-visualiser, which transformed his original track, ‘Surfaces’ into 360˚ art projections in Room 2 of The Press Halls. The projections were designed to mimic the new aesthetic Ballantine’s Limited Editions.

The crowd filmed the whole thing whilst sipping on Ballantine’s cocktails. The unique fan-filmed footage was then used for the track’s music video, which dropped only 24 hours later, via DJ Mag.

Kerb street food royalty ‘Luxury Flats’ were on hand to fuel the crowds, serving up Ararat flatbreads stuffed with Sam and Jake’s favourite Asian flavours, with fennel kimchi, pickles, pickled chillies, hot sauce, mirin yoghurt and market salad.

Claire Marshall, Senior Account Manager at M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment said of the event, “Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help in the run up to, and during, Tuesday’s show. The event was a massive success with a delighted Reeps One, Ballantine’s clients, guests and fans. We’ve had such lovely feedback so far and couldn’t have done it without your fantastic support. You’ve been a brilliant team to work with and I couldn’t recommend working with you, and the awesome Printworks space, more.”

The Press Halls are the jewel in the Printworks’ crown and retain original machinery and industrial features. The two huge, fully sound-proofed rooms offer two floors of jaw-dropping event space, suitable for large-scale experiential events, immersive theatre, filming and live music. Get in touch to see the space.

Printworks: Venue Upgrade 🗓

Thursday 01 March

Printworks’ 2018 launch takes place this Saturday 3rd March with global electronic headliners and a much-anticipated venue upgrade.

Marking the new season in the printing press’ history, UK curators The Hydra will present the opening party. Synonymous with international electronic music, The Hydra will bring Kerri Chandler, John Talabot, Job Jobse and more to the inaugural event.

This will be the first time that electronic music fans can experience the significant enhancements in sound and lighting that have been months in the making. There have also been developments to layout and facilities throughout.

Meanwhile, holding true to its commitment to host world-class electronic music events in one of the most individual venues in Europe, Printworks will continue to evolve its club space with developments in its sound, lighting and video systems, designed and supplied by Manchester-based production company dbnAudile. Using some of the newest technology on the market, sound in the electronic space has been upgraded with the introduction of an extensive d&b audiotechnik J and V-Series system, providing audiophile-grade sound quality and next-level bass performance throughout. The visual system retains the signature Kinesys moving rig technology and introduces LED video screens, running content by Digital Insanity. Lasers from Dragonfly complete the package. These enhancements promise to take the already breathtaking audio visual experience for which Printworks is acclaimed to its next level.

After being awarded Club Of The Year with DJ Mag and Mixmag, Broadwick Live plans to build on Printworks’ incredible first year with a commitment to showcasing some of the world’s biggest electronic artists and parties, and uncompromising production. By combining forward-thinking music policies with a brutally modern and unique location, Broadwick Live is on a path to creating the world’s most iconic music and arts destination.

The final 5% of tickets for this Saturday are available here.

Dystopian Dream at Printworks 🗓

Thursday 01 March

ESCAPE REALITY AND ENTER OUR DYSTOPIAN DREAM

This Christmas, it’s time to wander beyond unknown borders and explore our Dystopian Dream.

As Printworks unveils its inaugural festive party experience, we invite you to enter our parallel world.

Only the truly curious will make it to the end in this mirage of false lights and shadowy depths. For in our Dystopian Dream, everything familiar suddenly seems strange and the strange becomes oh so familiar.

Electric dreams will collide in our colossal concrete jungle. Here, it’s time to venture beyond reality and enter our Dystopian Dream.

Download the brochure here.