Since opening its doors in 2017, Printworks London has grown to become an iconic space for club culture in London, with countless labels, crews, collectives, DJs, live acts, visual artists and creators finding a home in the impressive industrial ex-factory that became Printworks.
As Printworks announce their final season for the foreseeable future, the team reveal their strongest season to date running across Spring / Summer 2023. Delivering a mix of legendary parties like Hospitality, Defected, and DnB Allstars to new Printworks additions and breakout brands such as queer celebration Body Movements, and much more – this final season unites sounds from all corners to represent the journey that Printworks has been on in the past six years, and all who have been involved along the way.
Since opening its doors, Printworks has provided a home to some of the most prestigious club brands in the world – and this finalé season welcomes back a solid selection of those including the always fabulous La Discothéque, featuring Derrick Carter, Jayda G, Erol Alkan, Mix-Stress, and of course – plenty of glitter and glam for the final session at Printworks. Belfast-born AVA Festival will once again take over the impressive space with a weighty line-up boasting Max Cooper, Mall Grab, Courtesy, and more – plus homegrown Irish talent and an industry conference (details TBA.) Enzo Siragusa’s long-standing FUSE brand returns, plus globally revered crews including classic house label Defected, Glitterbox, ANTS, Sulta Selects and more.
On top of long-established names, Printworks’ final run also includes rising groups making bold moves. For the final season, they invite UK’s pioneering queer festival Body Movements to host their first Winter edition, with a selection of 14 crews holding it repping some of the finest sounds from the queer club movement. Plus there’ll be space for breakthrough DJs and artists, such as Helena Starr, Mix-stress, Conducta who have all gone from strength to strength in recent years.
Featuring heavily on the final season’s roster is a mix of solid-gold DnB and bass-heavy shows exploring the full spectrum of the genre, including the legendary DnB Allstars who bring a hefty bill featuring 4k, Mollie Collins, Sub Zero and more. Hospitality brings the largest line up of the season with over 20+ label friends and fam TBA, then Let It Roll’s event features Camo & Krooked, Critical Soundsystem and guests. From jump-up to liquid, there’s a mix of everything for any DnB die-hards. On a bass music tip, Worried about Henry returns with a banger featuring Hybrid Minds, Kanine, Friction, Skepsis (DnB set) and more.
On top of all this, there’ll be experimental live/classical shows from Aurora Orchestra and Southbank Centre, and the London Symphony Orchestra, working with artist Soweto Kinch to present White Juju – a show inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement exploring themes of politics and racial discrimination. These unique shows will use the vast industrial space to explore soundscapes, and exploded orchestras. A few special live shows to be announced, keep your eyes on Printworks’ social pages for more information.
For those with tastes leaning more to the left, Printworks’ final season includes a weighty Easter takeover from The Hydra. For their venue swansong, they have invited five iconic institutions who have shaped different underground movements, playing a pivotal role in club culture history. These include fabric, FWD>>, Plastic People, Tresor and That’s How It Is! Representing what each institution stands for, the line ups will feature talent old and new to recreate their ethos.
Plans for the closing weekend of the venue’s lifespan will take place across Friday 28th – Monday 1st May 2023. Line ups will be announced at a later date.
It marks the culmination of an incredible six years since Broadwick Live first opened Printworks London in February 2017. Once home to the largest printing factory in Western Europe, the original aesthetics, giant machines and printing presses were preserved to create a stunning, industrial environment in which to present its award-winning music programme and set piece events. Regularly voted one of the best venues in the world, the iconic press halls have welcomed over 3,000 artists across around 300 internationally-acclaimed shows in the world in recent years.
“We’re excited to bring you the final season at Printworks. Over the past six years we’ve welcomed millions of guests along with some incredible artists, partners, labels and collectives through our doors. For the final season, we’re looking forward to welcome back guests and partners who have been with us throughout Printworks’ journey, along with some new parties and breakout brands. The team have gone above and beyond in terms of programming, production and creativity for the final season to celebrate the history of Printworks for the last time in its current guise.” – Matthew Johnson, Director of Entertainment
PRINTWORKS SS23 LISTINGS
03.02.23 – Deadmau5 x Kaskade
04.02.23 – Body Movements – CREWS : Adonis – Big Dyke Energy – Chapter 10 – GIgi – Herrensauna Xxl – High Hoops – Hungama – inferno – Let’s Have A Kiki – Little Gay Brother – Queer Bruk – Queer House Party- Riposte – Technomate
05.02.23 – ANTS – Alisha – Andrea Oliva – Cloonee – Franky Rizardo B2b Latmun – Florentia – Francisco Allendes – La Fleur – Mason Collective – Maze & Masters – Nic Fanciulli – Syreeta – The Menendez Brothers
10.02.23 – Let It Roll – Camo & Krooked b2b Mefjus – Black Sun Empire – Critical Soundsystem (Halogenix, Hyroglifics & Particle) – Monrroe & Duskee – Annix b2b Insideinfo – Gyrofield – Loxy – Magenta – Magnetude – Mandidextrous – N:Force b2b Fallen Gemini – Natty Lou b2b D*Minds – Rido – Zombie Cats – Fox Stevenson (Special Guest) – Hosted By – 2shy – Daxta – Lowqui
11.02.23 – KNTXT – Charlotte De Witte – Daria Kolosova b2b Etapp Kyle – Kessie – Marron – SHDW & Obscure Shape
17.02.23 – TBA
18.02.23 – Bakermat’s Circus – Bakermat + More TBA
19.02.23 – DNB Allstars – Hedex Presents Home Is The Rave – K Motionz – Tna B2b Sub Zero B2b Amplify – Turno – Alcemist B2b Gray – Vibe Chemistry – Phibes – Kaz B2b Anias – T-lex – Special Guests: Born On Road:kelvin 373 B2b Aires B2b Selecta J-man – Basslayerz – Benny L B2b T>i – Crossy B2b Basstripper – Ej Kitto – Jamezy – Kara – Mollie Collins – Monns – Napes B2b 4k B2b Jappa – Randall – Sumula – HOSTS : Carasel – Dreps – Evil B – Mc Gq – Ic3 – Phantom – Ragga Twins – Skywalker – Xl
24.02.23 – AVA London – Max Cooper – Live – Mall Grab – DJ Seinfeld – Logic1000 – Sofia Kourtesis – Courtesy – CiCi – Helena Star – Swoose – Síofra – EMA – Cartin – AVA London Conference – To be announced
25.02.23 – Knee Deep In Sound – Hot Since 82 – Madvilla – Franky Wah – Silvie Loto + More TBA
26.02.23 – ABODE – Line-Up TBA
03.03.23 – ED BANGER RECORDS XX – Line-Up TBA
04.03.23 – Worried About Henry – Hybrid Minds Feat. Tempza – Friction – Kanine – Skepsis (Dnb Set) – A Little Sound – Charlie Tee B2b Kara – Disrupta – Gardna Live – Jungle Cakes Takeover (Ed Solo B2b Benny Page B2b Kleu B2b Toby Ross Ft Navigator) – Nathan X – Siren – Conducta – Bakey B2b Prozak – Champion B2b Higgo – Drinks On Me B2b Hans Glader – Oppidan – Riz La Teef B2b Zefer – Shosh – Soulecta
05.03.23 – TBA
10.03.23 – La Discotheque – Alexis Taylor – Hot Chip (Prince Tribute Set) – Bestley – Derrick Carter – Erol Alkan (Disco Set) – Francois K – Girls Of The Internet – Greg Wilson – Jayda G – Louise Chen – Mix-Stress – Norman Jay MBE
11.03 – Defected – Line-Up TBA
12.03.23 – FUSE – Chris Stussy – Enzo Siragusa – Jhobei – Laidlaw – Liquid Earth – Margaret Dygas – Mr. G – Reeshy – Rich Nxt – Rossko – Tristan Da Cunha – Voigtmas (Voigtmann & John Dimas)
16.03.23 – London Symphony Orchestra and Soweto Kinch present White Juju
17.03.23 – Drumcode – Adam Beyer – Joris Voorn b2b Kolsch – Juliet Fox – Kevin De Vries – Layton Giordani – Soraya
18.03.23 – Odd One Out – Yotto – Special guest: Vintage Culture – Miss Monique – 8Kays – Asch Pintura
23.03 – Aurora Orchestra
24.03 – TRICK – Patrick Topping – Eats Everything – Ben Hemsley – DJ Minx
25.03 – Clockwork Orange – Line-Up TBA
26.03 – TBA
30.03 – TBA
31.03 – Cuttin’ Headz – The Martinez Brothers – Extended Set – Mochakk – Boogeyman Soundsystem: – Jesse Calosso – Fleur Shore – AJ Christou
01.04 – TBA
02.04 – трип (TRIP) – Nina Kraviz & Guests TBA
The Hydra Easter Takeover
06.04.23 – fabric – Line-Up TBA
07.04.23 – FWD>> – Line-Up TBA
08.04.23 – Plastic People – Line-Up TBA
09.04.23 – Tresor – Line-Up TBA
10.04.23 – That’s How It Is! – Line-Up TBA
13.04.23 – Above & Beyond
14.04.23 – Music On – Marco Carola – 4 Hour Set + Special Guests TBA
15.04.23 – Hospitality – Line-Up TBA
16.04.23 – Glitterbox – Line-Up TBA + More TBA
21.04.23 – Sulta Selects – Denis Sulta + More TBA
22.04.23 – ARTBAT presents UPPERGROUND – ARTBAT + More TBA
23.04.23 – The Final Frontier – Honey Dijon + More TBA
CLOSING WEEKEND : 28th April – 1st May – Line-ups TBA