An explanation into why we're any different from your standard cheap beer-sticky carpet-obnoxious bouncers-kind of gig nights.
The recent fate of the iconic Fabric has only cast an even harsher light on the current demise of the UK gig and club culture. A crippling cultural decay awaits the future music fans of England, or for that matter any normal person that likes an evening away from Ex on the Beach. In a call to arms against the country's sonic diaspora - Workshop seek to create the gig of all gigs at DAM. We're talking long lines, surly bouncers on the door, grassroots beer and above all, an awesome line up - the archetypal British night out.
Throughout this live series the Workshop team will curate a variety of incredible shows with each night having its own distinguishing factor; each event will be dedicated to a UK venue that no longer exists.
Hacienda, Fabric, The Astoria, Plastic People, Passing Clouds....
We'll delve into what made each venue so iconic, was it the staging, the lighting or the line up? We'll interview the original owners, DJs and bands on their experiences at their shows. We'll look to even get the original promoters to help curate the line up at DAM.
If proper reincarnation vibes are what we're after we can team up with art department teams such as those behind Secret Cinema and Les Enfant Terribles to recreate the authentic experience - shifting perceptions and having our say on music's place in our current climate and what the future holds for emerging artists.
A percentage of the tickets will go to Music Venue Trust - http://musicvenuetrust.com/