FOLD is a 600-capacity venue
A 24-hour nightclub called FOLD will be opening in East London later this summer. The 600-capacity venue is based above a print factory on an industrial estate between Canning Town and Star Lane and will open its doors on August 18.
Earlier this month, Hackney Council unanimously passed a new legislation which will force any new venues in the area to close at 11PM on weekdays and midnight on weekends, unless they can prove they deserve otherwise and aren’t posing a threat to the local area.
FOLD is part of the Shapes Collective – a group fighting the closure of London clubs. Its other venues include The Glove That Fits in Hackney.
The launch party on August 18 is set to feature queer party organisers Homodrop and Resis’dance, house music specialists Bodyhammer and the Dimensions Soundsystem.
The club’s owners have promised that the opening night will run for “at least” 24 hours. Once the launch party is done, FOLD will be open for 24 hours on Saturdays and “until late” on Fridays. There will be a 3am shut-off for mid-week parties.
Co-founder Lasha Jorjoliani told the Evening Standard that “FOLD presents an uncompromising schedule of forward-thinking electronic music.
“The 24-hour 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.”
Co-founder Sam Glover added that the club would “strive to do things differently in London, cultivating a more continental approach, creating a place where you can spend extended periods or come and go as you please.”
The main room comes with a 110db soundsystem and five available-to-hire music studios.