The mammoth venue The Drumsheds will close this month permanently. The announcement was made on 18th January.
The venue is a 10,000 capacity indoor venue spread across four interlinked warehouses with 10 acres of outdoor space. They hosted events like Anjunadeep Open Air, Field Day and Defected London.
The news came via a mailout from promoter The Hydra, who will host their final event at the North London venue on 29th January.
The ‘NOT TO BE’ party by The Hydra will feature Four Tet, Floating Points, Carl Craig, Ben UFO, TSHA, Effy, Joy Orbison and a whole load of back to back action from the DJs.
The statement from The Hydra says:
“Thank you for your patience while we’ve been working to reschedule our NOT TO BE show, which was unfortunately postponed in December. As many of you recognised, postponing the show wasn’t a decision taken lightly – but it was the right call and we appreciate the ongoing support.
“After a great deal of negotiation, we’re pleased to finally inform you that the show will now be going ahead on Saturday, 29th January 2022 at The Drumsheds.
“We fully appreciate that the new date is only a short time from now, but in order for us to recreate the show as close to the original as possible, with the same line-up of headliners, at the same venue, this really was our only option.
“NOT TO BE will also be the last ever show at The Drumsheds, which closes its doors next month. So, it was either this date or cancel the event altogether. But what a way to go, closing this outstanding venue with this show…”
The statement also confirms there will be new tickets made available, along with details on refunds given the short notice of the rescheduled date.
The venue located in Meridian Water has been forced to close due to a massive regeneration project spanning 20 years for £6 billion from Enfield Council.
New date announcement: The Hydra – Not To Be.— The Drumsheds (@thedrumshedsldn) January 18, 2022
See you Saturday, 29 January 2022. pic.twitter.com/k2R6BlpZod