With a 600 capacity and a 24 hour dance floor, new London venue FOLD is a collectively run audio-visual performance space and studio complex nestled in an industrial wasteland.
Founded by a group of artists, DJs and friends that are behind The Shapes Collective, the creative space is situated above a print factory on an industrial estate between Canning Town and Star Lane, with a second room opening later this year.
Benefiting from 24 hour access to the Jubilee line and London Overground, the space sits within a non-residential location, and will soon be rumbling for the launch party which takes place on August 18th and runs for at least 24 hours. It celebrates London’s most progressive party crews and DJ collectives – coming together to unite fellow ravers from all over the city.
Crews coming together for the launch party include queer party starters Homodrop & Resis’dance to Andy Blake’s World Unknown. Local techno legends Make Me and electronic media Test Pressing also make appearances with Body Hammer, Dimensions, UNITI, Goldsnap, SIREN, !HTBX, Opulence, Possession, Reviveher, Left Alone, KAOS, Body Motion, Gdanse, Structure, Global Roots (Worldwide FM), Homodrop, SC&P and of course FOLD.
Lasha Jorjoliani (Voicedrone), co-founder of FOLD says “FOLD presents an uncompromising schedule of forward-thinking electronic music. Veering away from the regular 4 to the floor, we offer a smorgasbord of alien sounds from the unknown. 24 hour events generally take place on Saturdays, Fridays we go till late and mid week live events are till 3am. Our opening season includes label takeovers from Ilian Tape, Clone & Pinkman, with a carefully curated selection of headliners supported by FOLD crew. The 24hr programme gives us a unique opportunity to surprise, challenge and inspire. Expect extended set times, obscure b2bs and a generally more expansive pallet of sounds over the course of one event.”
FOLD opens on August 18th.
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