Something new’s getting unloaded at London’s docks this summer.
Dockyards is a brand new, open-air live music venue and cultural event space opening on a disused patch of land in the docklands. It’s going to be part of a new development project called Silvertown Quays, set right by the Thames Barrier and the semi-apocalyptic abandoned Millennium Mills building.
It’s coming from the same people behind Printworks, the enormous live venue and club in Canada Water that used to be an old newspaper printing plant. So as far as converting old industrial settings into vast live event spaces goes, they’re pretty much uniquely qualified for the job.
The idea is that, while staying open-air all year round, the venue will be easily adapted to whatever act happens to be performing, transforming to suit everything from festivals with world-famous headliners to intimate gigs with local artists. And since it’s set to spread out over 400,000 sq ft, it’ll be able to host some pretty big-scale events.
It opens this September with house festival Defected London (3rd & 4th Sept), followed by the brand new Group Therapy Weekender (10th & 11th), curated and headlined by the Grammy-nominated Above & Beyond.
Which is precisely where Dockyards seems to be going…
NOTE: Dockyards is set to open in September this year. Tickets are now available for the opening two festivals, with more events to be announced soon. You can find out more right HERE.
Dockyards | Silvertown Square, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1UR
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