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Printworks reveals plans for 3,000-cap. live room

Booker Broadwick Live says it was "always our ambition" for Printworks London to feature live music programming, which kicks off this Friday with Django Django

By Jon Chapple on 20 Mar 2018

Printworks London

A rendering of the venue in live configuration

Printworks London, the 5,000-capacity electronic music venue that opened in south-east London last January, has revealed ambitious plans to launch a new 3,000-cap. live room hosting “some of the biggest and most acclaimed live acts today”.

The venue, booked by festival promoter Broadwick Live (Snowbombing, Festival №6, Field Day), opened its doors in January 2017 on the site of a former newspaper printworks in Canada Water. Since then it has specialised in electronic music, although operator Vibration Group hopes the new-format live space will also transform the venue into a “key tour stop for live music artists”, as well as a home for more general arts and culture programming.

The new room opens this Friday (23 March) with a show by Django Django, followed by multi-instrumentalist Tokio Myers on 10 April and Pendulum on 14 April.

Arts and culture programming will be overseen by Tamsin Ace, head of festival programme at London’s Southbank Centre.

“We feel hugely privileged to have helped breathe life back into this remarkable landmark”

“We feel hugely privileged to have helped breathe life back into this remarkable landmark since it opened its doors as a venue in 2017,” says Broadwick Live MD Bradley Thompson. “It was always our ambition for Printworks to lead the way not just in era-defining electronic music events, but across all arts.

“In Printworks, we truly believe that we have one of the most incredible venues there is today, and we’re absolutely committed to giving people unparalleled production, programming and experiences throughout the cultural spectrum.”

“I’m excited to be part of the team creating a new arts and culture programme for Printworks,” adds Ace. With such a different space to play with, Printworks offers the opportunity for artists to create something truly unique.”


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