Something new’s been unloaded at London’s docks.
Dockyards is a huge open-air live music venue and cultural event space that took over a disused patch of land in the docklands in summer 2022. It’s all part of a new development project called Silvertown Quays, set right by the Thames Barrier and the semi-apocalyptic abandoned Millennium Mills building.
It comes to you 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 were pretty much uniquely qualified for the job.
The idea is that, while staying open-air all year round, Dockyards can easily adapt 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 spreads out over 400,000 sq ft, it can host some pretty big-scale events.
There are three events lined up for summer 2023 – Solid Grooves on the Dock (1st July) will see sets by Ben Sterling, Blackchild and Dennis Cruz, while the next day A State of Trance takes over with appearances by Armin van Buuren, Gareth Emery and Cosmic Gate. Third on the roster is Wah in the City (9th July), headlined by Chase and Status and also featuring Flava D and Dimension.
NOTE: You can book tickets to festivals at Dockyards right HERE.
Dockyards | Silvertown Square, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1UR
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