Printworks bids farewell

Printworks has held an important house in London’s panorama over the previous six years, welcoming 1000’s of artists and over 1,000,000 visitors by its doorways, while offering a house for development, tradition, group and extra. Printworks’ Closing Weekend was a celebration of those monumental years, internet hosting 4 occasions that embodied the venue’s historical past with big particular visitor appearances from BICEP and Andy C, and appearances from 75+ extra artists, DJs, stay acts and extra.

At the ultimate Monday 1st closing present simply earlier than BICEP’s emotional closing set, the Printworks group stunned visitors by saying their intention to return to the Press Halls in three years, answering the query on everybody’s thoughts as the ultimate season for now drew to a detailed.  

A various and progressive bookings coverage has allowed Printworks to remain on the forefront of tradition since 2017, and these closing 4 events embodied that. Reflecting the sonic journey that has been Printworks, a mixture of worldwide heavyweights, next-gen names, and native legends had been on board. Bicep, Peggy Gou, Camelphat, Andy C, Mind Against, Adriatique, DJ Koze, Elijah & Skilliam, Carlita, Black Coffee, Mixstress, Ell Murphy, Shy One, Jeremiah Asiamah, Bambii, Jaguar, Ceri, Nick Castle and many extra performed throughout the weekend. Bespoke manufacturing for the closing weekend was additionally taken to a different degree by S E T U P, who merged the boundaries of multimedia artwork, lighting and stage design for an other-worldly expertise for these in attendance.

Printworks’ legacy stretches far past the bodily house, altering the way in which the capital celebrates music and tradition. Six years in the past, when adversity noticed essential venues closing their doorways, the Broadwick Live group took on the mighty problem to open one of many largest scale cultural venues that London has seen. Incorporating a daytime mannequin they developed a brand new model of occasions, with communities in a position to come collectively in a approach like by no means earlier than. Broadwick Live has been dedicated to creating alternatives at a neighborhood scale, benefiting the communities that stay and work round Printworks, offering employment, native challenge assist and tickets to residents within the native space, with over a thousand attending the venue prior to now 12 months alone.

A courageous and dynamic hub, Printworks has performed host to sold-out membership exhibits, performances from main orchestras reminiscent of Aurora Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra, and hosted live shows as a part of BBC Proms. It has additionally hosted vogue exhibits for manufacturers reminiscent of Raf Simmons and been immortalised on movie as a setting for motion pictures together with The Batman. The malleable nature of this industrial house has been a playground for creativity and tradition – permitting for development, experimentation, sharing, and bonds to be shaped that can final far previous the venue’s closing.

A proportion of the Printworks constructing is anticipated to be redeveloped by the homeowners, British Land and AustralianSuper, into The Grand Press workspace. This will retain the constructing’s industrial heritage and kind and embrace an expansive retail, meals and leisure providing. Broadwick Live will proceed to work in shut partnership with British Land and AustralianSuper on a future Printworks that retains the enduring, spectacular Press Halls and authenticity on the coronary heart of the Printworks and positions tradition alongside the Grand Press.

Simeon Aldred, Director of Strategy (Broadwick) says “We are delighted to announce that Printworks hopes to return in three years and that we are going to proceed to work with our companions at British Land to create the long run cultural venue that retains the essence of the enduring Press Halls. Printworks has introduced lasting influence to our scene, to our metropolis, to artists and our area people. The future Printworks venue goals to construct on this, bringing collectively all one of the best in all digital music and visible arts, each in addition to internet hosting among the world’s greatest orchestras, ballet corporations and different artwork types”.

London Night Czar, Amy Lamé mentioned: “London’s world-famous nightlife is the heartbeat of our capital and Printworks has performed a dynamic function bringing collectively tradition, music and leisure and attracting artists and guests from everywhere in the world.  I’m delighted there’s an thrilling future forward for Printworks and I’ll proceed working with all concerned to make sure they thrive.”

Created and curated by Broadwick Live, the Printworks journey has surpassed all expectations. Broadwick’s mission is to protect and reimagine disused industrial areas and provides a brand new life to tasks – creating centres of cultural gravity with a worldwide resonance, and an enduring native influence.  Broadwick has realised this with acclaim and success at Printworks in Canada Water. Starting as an experimental, momentary challenge, Printworks has cemented itself as a number one world tradition vacation spot and model.

As nicely as Printworks, the Broadwick Live group are behind Manchester’s Depot Mayfield, centre for brand new tradition Beams, agency London fave Field Day competition and new waterside venue Dockyards with extra with future venues to be introduced sooner or later.

Established in 2010, Broadwick Live is on a mission to create influence by digital music and digital arts, pushed to create pure but highly effective stay experiences in distinctive areas. Printworks and Broadwick Live wish to take this chance to say thanks to every label, crew, collective, DJ, stay act, artist, producer, employees member and most significantly the visitors who’ve been a part of the journey.


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