Launching on the 29th of July, a 2,400sqft venue will open its doors in Bethnal Green. Set amidst a Victorian railway arch, the intimate venue’s architecture will be sure to create a unique atmosphere for clubbers throughout 2021.
The new space will come kitted out with Martin Audio rigs & subs, alongside Full Fat Audio amplifiers to fill the 5.5m high tunnel with high fidelity sound. It’s also extensively soundproofed, to maintain high impact operating levels throughout.
Going by the name of 289, the venue will have capacity for 220 partygoers. Artists confirmed to play in the coming weeks include live performances from the likes of Qendresa, Maxwell Sterling and RADA, as well as DJ sets from Perc, OK Williams and Silvia Kastel.
The team behind the new club have stated that community and diversity is at the core of their ethos, and will look to support those from less represented backgrounds in the area.
289 went on to say:
“Our aim is to reflect the true diversity of the UK’s music scene by creating an environment where established promoters take musical risks and new promotors have a space to cultivate ideas and grow.”
“We are also in the process of setting up a community programme which will help young creatives from marginalised backgrounds to develop multidisciplinary art projects to help launch their careers.”
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Words: Neil Ritchie