Printworks London interior

Usually when an area is redeveloped, you see a bunch of shiny new buildings, swaddled in glass and packed with amenities. When considering renovation of the space that eventually became Printworks London though, they realized the gem (and the eventual concept) stemmed from the old building itself.

Printworks London exterior

Printworks London occupies a building that was once legitimately a printing factory. Across 16 acres and 6 facilities with a max capacity of 6000, once the Metro and the Evening Standard, two local free tabloids, were printed in what was then the largest printing facility in Western Europe.

Now, with the bones of the old factory still in place, a new purpose is given to the massive facility. Printworks London aims to be a premier art and music facility, as well as a nightlife anchor to its formerly industrial East London neighborhood.

Printworks London opening night

The opening night of the facility during the first weekend of February featured a lineup of Loco Dice, The Martinez Brothers, and Seth Troxler playing a 7 hour back-to-back-to-back set, a gigantic undertaking befitting a massive space.

The opening night’s packed halls reflected the voracious appetite London has for a facility like Printworks London, as well as the versatility of the sometimes unusually shaped, but always cavernous, spaces.

Printworks London will continue its rollout with more can’t miss events throughout the rest of the month and throughout March including:

February 18th, 2017 – Mary Jane Coles Join To GoTickets

March 4th, 2017 – The Hydra PresentsTickets

March 18th, 2017 – Melt FestivalTickets

March 25th, 2017 – Nina Kraviz – Tickets

 

Printworks London opening night