Drumsheds Hosts Opening Event in Former IKEA Store

Drumsheds, the vibrant successor to East London’s much-loved Printworks venue, hosted its opening event on October 7, featuring music from La Discothèque.

Drumsheds, now based in Enfield, North London, has three rooms. Room Z is a small, intimate space, with a capacity of just 1000 people. It acts as a great connector between the other two massive rooms in the venue. Room Y, a 5000-capacity room, has the ability of being run separately from the other rooms, making this a great stage for smaller artists. The jewel in Drumsheds’ crown is Room Z, with a mammoth capacity of 15,000 people, measuring a mind-boggling 109,813 sq ft. The venue also has other areas, each ready to welcome eager partygoers.

Broadwick Live, the clever people behind The Beams, The Depot Mayfield, and Printworks, have done an incredible job at converting this former IKEA store into a ravers paradise. With a total 608,000 sq ft at its disposal, Drumsheds is more than twice as big as the late Printworks, which closed its doors on May 1st 2023. Drumsheds captures the same gritty feel of its predecessor, with exposed lift shafts and machinery, made possible by the creative direction of United Visual Artists.

A live orchestra welcomed a star-studded opening party, playing classic disco hits. The lineup featured Afrodeutsche, Derrick Carter B2B DJ Sneak, and Kenny Dope, just to name a few.

Future events at Drumsheds include performances from Armand Van Helden, A-Trak, Gorgon City, Basement Jaxx, and many more. London’s latest venue isn’t worth missing!

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