New 10,000-capacity music venue The Drumsheds to open in north London

The new space will open with this year's Field Day festival

London is to get a new 10,000-capacity music venue this summer, as The Drumsheds opens in Tottenham.

The space features four interlinked warehouses and 10 acres of outdoor space, the latter of which can accommodate a further 30,000 people.

The Drumsheds will be run by agency and promoter Broadwick Live, who founded south London’s Printworks club in 2017. It is part of a £6 billion regeneration programme of the Meridian Water area, which includes the opening of a new Overground station a 10-minute walk from the venue next month. The new railway line will connect passengers to Stratford and Liverpool Street.

The venue is located at a distance from residential areas, meaning it will be able to be open later and not face strict restrictions over volume, with Enfield Council giving it its backing. It is currently set to open on June 7 when the 2019 edition of Field Day festival takes place. 

Broadwick Venues Managing Director Bradley Thompson said: “The Drumsheds is Broadwick Venues’ most ambitious project to date and a huge boost for the capital; multiple warehouse spaces, the largest of which has 10,000 plus capacity, along with a ten-acre outdoor festival space.

“It epitomises both Broadwick Venues’ dedication to quality, innovation and creativity, and Meridian Water’s commitment to be a true 24-hour destination. We’re confident that people will be as blown away by it as we are.”

Speaking a press release last year announcing Field Day’s move to the new location, Enfield Councillor Nesil Caliskan said of the project: “Meridian Water will be a truly vibrant neighbourhood and new destination to enjoy nightlife, music, theatre, cinema and much more, all year round. Bringing the sheds back into use to deliver high quality leisure, arts and cultural facilities and events is part of our drive to bring life and activity into the area and create a new 24-hour London destination.”

Skepta and Jorja Smith will headline Field Day 2019, where the likes of Diplo, Deerhunter, Jungle, Pusha T, and Earl Sweatshirt will also perform. The festival will take place over June 7 and 8.