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Small and cheap venues in London to put on a night

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Sherlock51, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Sherlock51

    Sherlock51 Well-Known Member

    Hey guys,

    Hope you're all grand. Just had a quick question. Does anybody know of any cheap and small venues I could contact in London with an aim to put on a night?

    Planning on getting some DJs together and putting on a UK hardcore night. Thought I'd check with the Urbanite community to see if you could suggest anywhere!

    Thanks as always xx
     
  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    If you're looking to put the night on for a weekend you're going to find it really hard to get anywhere 'cheap.'
     
  3. Sherlock51

    Sherlock51 Well-Known Member

    A mate from afar mentioned a place in Manor House which is free, though it's a huge venue and I still need to speak to them.
    Looking for somewhere small, happy to fork say £100 out or whatever (this is going on Newcastle prices circa 2006, no idea what costs are like London-way ha!)
     
  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    How late do you want to go? There's places that rent out floors (like the Dogstar in Brixton) but they often expect a minimum bar spend, or charge a fair chunk given that they could fill it themselves with their own DJs.
     
  5. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    lots of people put on late dj things at mascara bar in stoke newington, not too far from manor house... it is pretty small, must be cheap if not free. think they have decks too, a sound system for sure.
     
  6. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    there's a load of warehousey type places round manor house but you probably need to know people involved in them (I don't)
     
  7. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    orr, approach some of the bars in dalston with the idea and they might pay you to do it! this probably requires more time and effort investment tho
     
  8. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    Thread title belongs in the new jokes thread
     
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  9. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Crossbones were doing a hardcoreish night earlier in the year at Shelter, Dalston/De Beauvoir

    They might be receptive. Did it use to be the Russian Club? If so it's small and that's in your favour.
     
  10. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    it is the old russian club/512. the first night they did crossbones had the basement and there was cheesy house in the main room which was weird but good, basement was small but not tiny... they next one they had the main room i think. it wasnt just hardcore"ish", it was full on doom rave!
     
  11. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    thank you for mentioning literally the only club night i have been out to in the last 2 years or so as well, it makes me look very hip ha
     
  12. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

    another one in Stoke Newington worth contemplating is The Others.
     
  13. Sherlock51

    Sherlock51 Well-Known Member

    Cheers for the responses guys! Will be picking up the phone later today :-D
     
  14. Sherlock51

    Sherlock51 Well-Known Member

    Also I may make a new thread but if any of you lot are DJs and like playing UK hardcore/Makina/Gabba/Speedcore give me a shout!
     
  15. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    I could about a half hour set with my old records ha. (some doom, some death chant stuff, and some speedcore).... however I would feel like i was taking dj time away from someone who was more knowledgeable.

    i'm assuming i'd get kicked out if i played any happy hardcore
     
  16. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

  17. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Yes with DJ Floorclearer afterwards :D
     
  18. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    oh you want to play the set before me? yeh sure
     
  19. moody

    moody Being alive increases risk of death.

    I lived in one of those places, right near manor house tube, lots of big warehouses but all are live/work spaces, very tight-knit community, you won't have much of a chance unless you know some-one who has a bit of "weight" behind them and even then it'll be a challenge!
     
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  20. Sherlock51

    Sherlock51 Well-Known Member

    Alright guys. Just booked Mascara Bar in Stoke Newington. It's going to be on the 23rd of June. House, UK hardcore, Makina, Gabba and Speedcore. Will be doing a flyer and promo and try and get it shared on here with admin approval! x
     
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  21. Moronik

    Moronik roughly humanoid

    Vogue Fabrics Dalston
    Shelter
    Bar 512
    Souls
    Moth Bar
     
  22. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    ohh cool, I hope it goes well, i feel slightly responsible now ha. will do my best to make it!!
     
  23. Sherlock51

    Sherlock51 Well-Known Member

    Yep. All your fault ;) The whole thing is being done on a shoestring and they were sound there, only a £50 deposit.

    Anyway I've got some banging DJs on and organising some decent visuals, should be alright! :D x
     
  24. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    it's in my diary, it'll be good to have a local night doing this!! Might I also recommend flyering it at the next installment of this night which is nearby and not long before: Distant Planet (see last few posts in thread)
    put on by Moronik who posted on this thread.
     
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  25. Moronik

    Moronik roughly humanoid

    Hiya!! Yeah this should be a banger. We got a great room for raving and some very interesting interactive visuals!!
     
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  26. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I've kind of given up on London for running events. Its a bastard to find somewhere, expensive and a bastard to flyer.
     
  27. Moronik

    Moronik roughly humanoid

    Its true, getting people out is horrendously difficult :/
     
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  28. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    We've been waiting to hear back from a place in Brighton, but they've gone dark on us. We have some of their funktion 1 drivers though, so I'm sure they'll get back in contact.

    All the urban people who run nights should get together and run a mega rave.
     
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  29. Sherlock51

    Sherlock51 Well-Known Member

    I'd happen to agree with that! As far as a mega rave is concerned, I'd jump in and get involved in that in five seconds. Could even look into renting some land somewhere or renting off a landowner and having a huge party in the country somewhere
     
  30. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Doing them outside its a whole different kettle of fish.....

    We're planning a 2 day outdoor for next year..... so much stuff to think about
     

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