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London Gets New 24-Hour Venue
Christian Eede , August 1st, 2018 13:55

A new 24-hour venue will open in London later this month

A new 24-hour venue called FOLD is to launch in London later this month.

The venue is housed above a print factory on an industrial property between Canning Town and Star Lane, and has been set up by the Shapes Collective who also run other venues in London including Hackney's The Glove That Fits.

It has a 24-hour license and a no-photos policy. The venue's main focus is a 600-capacity dance floor, while a second room is also due to open later this year. 24-hour parties are generally scheduled to happen from Saturday into Sunday while Friday night parties will run until late. Some midweek parties will also happen at the venue until 3AM.

FOLD co-founder Lasha Jorjoliani says that punters should expect "extended set times, obscure back-to-backs and a generally more expansive pallet of sounds over the course of one event".

Seb Glover, another co-founder of the venue, says that the team's "focus is creating a safe space that is disconnected from the intense pressures of London life, that allows freedom of expression, positivity and inspiration to take form".

As well as the event space, there will be five 24-hour music studios which will be available to people by appointment of the venue owners.

The venue will launch with a 24-hour party on August 18, which sees them invite a number of London's premier promoter collectives, including Make Me, Dimensions, World Unknown and Body Hammer, to play. Label showcases for Ilian Tape, Clone and Pinkman are also planned for the future.

For tickets to the opening night, head here.