Printworks announce brand new London live music venue

The 3,000 cap room will be opened by Django Django

The team behind South London super-club Printworks have announced a brand new, 3,000 cap music venue.

Set within the industrial setting of the existing building, the new 3,000 cap room will focus on live events and an expanded youth culture focus, curated by the Southbank Centre’s head of programming, Tamsin Ace.

Art-pop experimentalists Django Django are set to open the new venue on March 23, with future shows also incoming from Pendulum and Tokio Myers.

“I’m excited to be part of the team creating a new arts and culture programme for Printworks,” says Ace in a statement. :With such a different space to play with, Printworks offers the opportunity for artists to create something truly unique.”

Printworks initially opened back in 2017. Set in the former printing space for the Metro and Evening Standard newspapers, the 5,000 capacity electronic space has become an integral part of the capital’s clubbing culture, playing host to everyone from Gorillaz, to the Chemical Brothers.

The former chose to launch their latest album ‘Humanz’ at the space, bringing along a host of famous faces from the record’s star-studded tracklisting. De La Soul brought wickedly intriguing verses and a huge chorus on pop monster ‘Momentz’, before rapper Danny Brown then joined the fray, trading verses with frontman Damon Albarn. Pusha T, Savages‘ Jehnny Beth and Noel Gallagher all also appeared at the show.

The empty facility had previously been used by Secret Cinema for their Star Wars and 28 Days Later events, and was one of the locations where Avengers: Age of Ultron was filmed.