London club FOLD has had its licence unexpectedly suspended by Newham Council.
In a post shared to Instagram this morning, the east London venue stated that its “license has been suspended and an immediate shut down of the club, without fair trial, has been imposed”.
FOLD are in the process of appealing the suspension, and hope to maintain operation this weekend, and for all future planned events,
Orange Yard is a new late night venue for central London, taking over the space formally known as The Borderline.
After operating for 14 years, The Borderline was forced to close due to increasing pressure from developers and business costs.
Orange Yard benefits from a punchy Funktion-One sound system, and a 6am licence - a rarity for a Soho venue. There's a long bar - ideal for speed of service - a spacious seating area with booths to the back of the venue, and an intimate dance floor.
Croydon is getting a new 500-capacity club called Phase.
The new two-room venue is the brainchild of The Lambeth Group, the team behind Brixton venue The Prince Of Wales, and is set to open next month.
It comes with a brand new Coda Audio soundsystem, while the team behind the club, which has a 4am license, promise "Inclusive" line-ups from their programme of events. Fridays and Saturdays will be geared towards club events, while live music and comedy will be the focus on weeknights.
A new venue is opening this month in East London.
Located in Cambridge Heath, the 220-capacity Space289 aims to shine a spotlight and showcase the UK's diverse music scene.
The venue have said they hope to create a space where "established promoters take musical risks and new promoters have a space to cultivate ideas and grow", and will launch with a Body Hammer party on the 16th November.
Production company A Lost Weekend will host an immersive Human Traffic event at London's Printworks in 2020.
Grace Jones has been confirmed as the curator for Meltdown Festival 2020. The 27th edition of the event will again be held at London's Southbank Centre.
Bicep will return in 2020 for a headline live show in London.
Following a three-night sold out run of shows at Printworks in November last year, Irish duo Bicep will bring their immersive live show back to London's Brixton Academy on 27th March 2020.
Junction 2 has announced the first acts joining the festival for its 2020 edition.
Last year saw the South London festival expand into two days, with the addition of Friday boasting a more eclectic, underground line-up, while Saturday maintained its policy of house and techno sets from some of the biggest names in the game. After welcoming the likes of J2 mainstay Adam Beyer, Bicep, Joseph Capriati, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Peach and a host of other acts across the weekender, the London festival has revealed the first names for 2020.
Studio hardware company Novation have opened a pop-up store and masterclass hub in London's Bethnal Green. Running until Dec 22nd, Novation will be hosting interactive demo sessions with their latest kit including the newly-announced Launchpad X.
Master Peace is settled into a booth at The Courthouse Hotel in Shoreditch. Nestled amongst bare bricks and leather seats, the South London MC oozes an infectious confidence as he sips an apple juice, looking at ease in his suitably comfortable uniform of cargo trousers and checkerboard Vans, paired with a black top.
“YS was listening to stuff like Max B and French Montana, so I was hearing all of that. I wanted to be a contemporary dancer then, but a lot of things happened and my group kind of split up,” he tells us. “My brother and my mum kept asking me, ‘What are you gonna do after high school? You're just staying at home playing your XBOX’ and shit. I knew I had to do something.
His confidence could never be construed with arrogance. Peace is self-assured, but endearing. He’s not cocky, and pushes himself constantly. “Keep Hush was a way to test myself,” he says. “If people pull up when I’m the headline, then I know I’m doing the right thing. I was worried. I thought, ‘Fuck. What if people don’t turn up?’. A lot of people wanted to come who were industry. We sold it out in two to three days. I had to take the risk.