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Printworks announces launch line-up

Although still waiting for a planning decision, it's full steam ahead for the new Docklands venue as it reveals details of its winter/spring 2017 programme

By IQ on 08 Dec 2016

Printworks, London

Printworks will open on 4 February

New London venue Printworks has revealed details of Issue 001, its inaugural concert series, scheduled for next February.

The 5,000-cap. venue – which, as reported by IQ last month, comprises six performance spaces in a 16-acre former newspaper printworks in east London’s Docklands – is currently awaiting planning permission for a “culture, music and arts space”, but is apparently confident enough it will be approved to announce a line-up of weekly programming up to the end of April.

Highlights include a Seth Troxler-headlined launch “extravaganza” on 4 February; a Snowbombing-presented event on 11 Feb (Snowboming promoter Broadwick Live is, with LWE, programming the venue); Nina Kraviz on 25 March; and a Melt Festival party on 18 March, headlined by techno DJ Chris Liebing.

A full line-up can be viewed on the Printworks website.

“Making the most of Printworks’ unique setting, bizarre and curious machinery will be left in situ”

Each event will run for ten hours, from midday to 10pm, across two rooms, taking full advantage of the venue’s former life as a Metro and Evening Standard printing facility.

“Making the most of Printworks’ unique setting,” says LWE, “bizarre and curious machinery will be left in situ, and the soundproofed main space allows for those attending the events to enjoy the music without disturbing the local community. Each event will benefit from bespoke production with fully-fitted L-Acoustic and SB28 loudspeakers, custom-designed mechanical lighting truss and over 100 lasers and spotlights to illuminate the dramatic industrial features.”

Local residents will be eligible for 50 free tickets to all ticketed events, and have access to a space within the venue dedicated to community use.


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