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London is getting a 24-hour nightclub in an "industrial wasteland"

FOLD will open on August 18

  • Dave Turner
  • 1 August 2018

FOLD is a new nightclub opening in east London.

The 600-capacity venue is above a print factory on an industrial estate near Canning Town and Star Lane. While Saturday parties will go for 24 hours, Friday nights will run "til late" and mid-week events will end at 3am.

FOLD, which is equipped with a 110 decibel soundsystem, opens on August 18 at midday, running until the next day. Queer parties Homodrop and Resis'dance will both be present, as well as Dimensions, Make Me, World Unknown, Body Hammer and more.

German label Ilian Tape, Clone and Pinkman are due to host label takeovers throughout the opening season. The venue has said to expect "extended set times and obscure b2bs" at its events.

Seb Glover, co-founder of FOLD, said: “London, unlike other leading European cities such as Berlin or Amsterdam, has struggled in recent times. Gentrifying forces has put huge pressures on artists and musicians, with many leaving as a result.

Licensed venues, which is where artists and DJs are predominantly able to earn their living have come under attack. What we have created at FOLD is a new home, tucked away from the pressures of the city, a place where you can listen to extended sets on a tuned soundsystem tailored to the specifications of the room to maximise the experience of the space.

"We strive to do things differently in London, cultivating a more continental approach, creating a place where you can spend extended periods or coming and going as you please. We welcome All Races. All Religions. All Genders. All Countries of Origin. All Sexual Orientations.. Our 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."

FOLD, ran by The Shapes Collective, will adopt a no-photo policy to coincide with its focus on "inclusivity, togetherness, dancing."

There will also be a membership scheme and music studios that are open for 24 hours.

Head here for more information and see some images of the venue below.

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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