The exciting space, based in Meridan Water, is presented by Broadwick Live - the team behind the capital’s iconic Printworks venue, which closed its doors on May 1 following a huge bank holiday weekend send-off, which saw acts including Black Coffee, Dixon, I.JORDAN and Peggy Gou play the famous Press Halls.
The new 15,000-capacity venue will play host to some of the biggest parties in the capital, with a number of names announced for the autumn/winter season.
Elrow Horrorween takes place in the run-up to Halloween, on October 28. The event showcases all the fun and theatrics that the world-famous party brand has become known for, with acts billed to perform at the spooky session including David Rodigan, Claptone, Conducta, Eats Everything, Solardo and more.
Legendary DJ and producer Andy C brings bass focused Worried About Henry to Drumsheds, showcasing all things drum and bass, as well as jungle, with huge names including Sub Focus, Kanine, A Little Sound, Turno, and the popular trio DJ Hype, DJ Hazard and Dillinja going back-to-back on the decks.
House music maestro Jamie Jones brings the sounds of Ibiza to the capital, with popular Paradise party taking place November 18. The event will host elite DJ talent including Marco Carola, wAFF, Manda Moor, Cassy, Bontan, Lauren Lo Sung, Jasper James and Hot Since 82, with more acts announced in the latest line-up roll out.
Grammy-nominated Liverpool duo CAMELPHAT take over proceedings on November 25 with their namesake event, curating a line-up of techno heavy-hitters that includes ARTBAT, Agents of Time, Fideles, JOPLYN, Joyce Muniz, Pan-Pot, Recondite, Stephen Bodzin and more.
Drumsheds will also host a dedicated amapiano night with club promoters Piano People, seeing some of the genre’s biggest talents including Dj Maphorisa, DBN Gogo, Kelvin Momo, Musa Keys, TXC, Sino MSolo, Yumbs, Soa Mattrix, Uncle Vinny and Charisse C take the stage.
Renowned DJ duo BICEP take over the venue on December 8, following their closing appearance at Printworks this year, curating a special line-up for The Hydra, with the electronic group bringing their Chroma A/V DJ set to North London, along with some exciting names — the likes of SHERELLE, Special Request, Kelly Lee Owens, Sully, Otik, Kessler all appearing on the line-up.
One of techno’s leading figures, Charlotte De Witte, brings her popular KNTXT event to Drumsheds, showcasing the heavier sounds of the genre, with showpiece talents including Antonio De Angelis, Chris Liebing, Daria Kolosova, Rebekah, SORAYA and more taking to the turntables.
The season will conclude on December 16, with Mercury Prize winning rapper Skepta continuing his house music exploration with Boy Better Know bandmate Jammer, bringing his Más Tiempo label curation to the new venue, with a genre-wide range of talents including DJ EZ, Loco Dice, Todd Edwards, HoneyLuv, SYREETA, Kitty Amor, and of course Skepta & Jammer, who top the bill.
The events space had already announced a wide range of events for their autumn/winter season, including opening party La Discothèque Orchestra, featuring disco queen’s Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King and Jocelyn Brown.
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North London electronic duo Gorgon City headline a homecoming show at the space on October 14, joined by dance music pioneers including Armand Van Helden and Oden & Fatzo, as well as newly announced acts Danny Howard, Deetron and SG Lewis.
The 12-show season marks the first venture for the former IKEA warehouse turned events space, with the Broadwick Live-led venue set to become a cultural hub in the capital, playing host to a varied schedule that will include live music and arts.
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