The Drumsheds, a new London venue which is playing host to this year’s Field Day festival, officially opens today, 9 April.
The venue, managed by Broadwick Venues, is in Enfield’s Meridian Water, and has been developed as part of a £6bn regional regeneration project.
The project has renovated ten acres of outdoor space alongside four large, interlinked warehouses to create an indoor capacity of 10,000.
The Drumsheds is located next to Tottenham Marshes, away from residential properties and shielded by tree lines and industrial buildings. Broadwick Venues say this will allow organisers to “run late-night operating hours, at louder volume and bigger scale than ever before.”
A new Network Rail Overground station – Meridian Water – launches in May this year with direct links to Stratford in 20 mins and Liverpool Street in just 15 mins. It will be just a five-minute walk to The Drumsheds.
From 7-8 June this year, The Drumsheds will host Field Day 2019, which will feature headliners such as Skepta, Jorja Smith, Bonobo, Jungle and Todd Terje.
Commenting on the new project, 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 and a late-night license – unprecedented in London.
“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.”
Amy Lamé, London’s Night Czar, said: “I’m delighted that The Drumsheds is the latest venue to open in our capital and proud that it shows Enfield’s commitment to delivering the Mayor’s 24-hour vision for London.
“London has the most diverse night-time culture in the world and this innovative new event space, at the heart of a major regeneration project, will be a great addition to our wide range of entertainment venues.”