When Printworks closed earlier this year, London lost one of the beating hearts of its nightlife from the past five years. Though a return may be on the cards in 2026, the team behind it have hatched a new plan for the night owls of the city that enjoy a vast space and thumping beat.
Broadwick recently unveiled their plans for ‘Drumsheds’, a brand new 15,000-capacity, warehouse venue hoping to deliver a new string to London’s clubbing bow. While Printworks may have ruled the south of the city, Drumshed is opening up in north London, and is set to hit Tottenham in September 2023. AND, it’s opening somewhere familiar: in the old IKEA warehouse space in Tottenham, which was forced to close in 2022. Losing those meatballs is still a bitter pill to swallow, but the events at Drumsheds are sure to ease the blow.
What can we expect from Drumsheds?
The main takeaway so far is that Drumsheds space will be big. Very, very big. 608,000 square feet of it, in fact. Ample space to perfect those small steps and raise your fists towards their towering ceilings to the eclectic mix of sounds the venue will house.
Aiming to “inspire, create and create massive impact through music, culture and space”, Drumsheds promises another venue for crowds to flock to for their dose of music, art, culture, and community-led events.
A crucial element of Printworks was the more accessible and safer art of the daytime shows, which are going to make up part of the Drumsheds timetable.
If Broadwick’s previous spaces are anything to go by, then 15,000 people can expect a night filled with energy and light when they step into one of the curated events. Just last year, their new venture ‘The Beams’ proved popular, particularly their dazzling exhibition Thin Air. With Drumsheds purportedly their most ambitious project to date, it promises to be the largest culture space of its kind in the city. It also follows on from their former venue of the same name which was sadly forced to close in 2022.
Who will be performing?
The details of the first lineups at Drumsheds have just been announced, and it already looks set to be a wicked roster of events. The likes of Skepta, Gorgon City, Andy C, Major League Djz, Charlotte De Witte, The Hydra, La Discothèque, Jamie Jones, and many more will make up the new venue’s debut season. The Autumn Winter 2023 season will run for 12 weeks, with a show each Saturday.
Full details will be released later in August, so keep an eye on their website for more deets. Pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 2 at 11am. The general sale follows on Thursday, August 3 at 11am. Sign up for pre-sale access here.
Simeon Aldred, Director of Strategy at Broadwick, said the following about the new venture:
Broadwick’s mission has always been to build brands that deliver unrivalled, live experiences that create real impact.
We are proud to announce DRUMSHEDS, set to be London’s most impactful cultural space of its kind, set across 608,000 sqft in North London. We want Drumsheds, like all the spaces we create, to be new centres of cultural gravity that provide the basis for human connection. A connection that people crave now more than ever.
Drumsheds is due to open in September at the Meridian Water zone in north London, just a few minutes away from Tottenham Hale station.