One of the capitals most regularly attended open-air venues in 2020, Londons HWK is set to make its long awaited return next week - opening on Monday 12th April 2021 - relaunching under a brand-new moniker - The Lot.
Constructed on the site of a disused parking lot and converted into Hackney’s best outdoor pop-up venue, throughout the summer last year, the East London events space has already played host to a plethora of internationally recognised DJs and acclaimed parties - including renowned record collector Nick The Record, James Priestley, Red Rack’em, Kiwi, Ray Mang, Grace Sands, Kristy Harper, Eliza Rose, and party collective - REVIVEHER.
Marking the launch of the pristine new venue, which now houses an all-new, custom built hi fidelity sound system from East London Audio, as well as a new roof structure covering more than half the outdoor space, and an outdoor kitchen and BBQ, serving So Cal and Mexican inspired street food, the team behind The Lot have planned a week of unparalleled live music events.
Taking full advantage of the forthcoming easing of COVID restrictions, which will see the return of Al fresco sit-down partying, as part of the UK's roadmap out of lock down, the venue will begin its week long celebration by welcoming DJs from one of London’s most distinguished, independent record stores - Phonica Records.
Taking residency of the new venue for the entire launch week, those lucky enough to acquire entry to the popular venue can expect to see an array of world-beating live sets from various, hotly tipped electronic music talents.
Check out the full program of events happening from Monday 12th April below:
Monday 12th April - Phonica DJs
Tuesday 13th April - Raw Silk
Wednesday 14th April - Good Block
Thursday 15th April - Kristy Harper
Friday 16th April - Not An Animal Records
Saturday 17th April - REVIVEHER ft. Sultan Shakes, Dom The Digger and Kieran Jandu B2B Jonathan Wrigley
Sunday 18th April - Come Down With Us ft. Laila Sakini and Cameron (Hi & Saberhagen)
Other highlights over the coming weeks include Ray Mang, Donna Leake, Rory Phillips, Pleasure Cruiser, Adonis DJs (Grace Sands and Shay Malt), Jigsaw Music with Mr Beatnik, We Are The Sunset with Sean Johnston (ALFOS) and many more.
The venue will also host the inaugural Body Movements Festival, later in the year, in addition to being one of the featured venues for Percolate’s Queen’s Yard Summer Party.
Encompassing all manner of genres, bringing together the very best promoters, brands, producers and DJs the UK has to offer, in one COVID compliant space - The Lot looks set to be the go-to destination for live music in the capital once again, throughout the spring and summer this year.
Expect more world class events at The Lot throughout 2021. Watch this space for more details.
Find tickets for events taking place at The Lot here.
Header image: James Cooper