Al fresco sit-down partying is set to return from April 12th and that means last year’s go to open air venue, HWK – The Lot, is back, with a weekly programming of the best underground DJs London and the UK has to offer.
Following the success of their outdoors parties at HWK last year, which featured sell-out crowds and special guests Nick The Record, James Priestley, Red Rack’em, Kiwi, Ray Mang and Kristy Harper, REVIVEHER take over The Lot on Saturday 17th April with special guests Sultan Shakes, Dom The Digger, Kieran Jandu (Phonica) and Jonathan Wrigley.
WE’RE BLOODY BACK BABY. After more than a year of on/off lockdowns, substantial scotch eggs, bubbles and sixes, pissing in parks, and the longest winter since Game of Thrones, the roadmap to recovery begins. We’re not out of the woods yet, but thankfully we are out of our flats, and from 2pm next Saturday, REVIVEHER are back outside HWK, at the newly re-christened “The Lot”, to celebrate life, the universe and everything. And several missed birthday parties, obvs.
A flurry of pre-booking means covered evening tables are sold out. BUT, our afternoon 2-6pm session still has some tables available, with some long-time friends of REVIVEHER behind the decks all playing during that session + FREE PROSECCO with every booking.
It goes without saying that this is going to be a special weekend, so whatever your evening plans, grab your crew and get down to a proper day party, done right from 2pm to take in the sounds of our special guests! See you down there
Saturday April 17th
Tables available from 2-6PM
£25-£35 per table for groups up to 6
Free bottle of Prosecco with every booking
REVIVEHER Friends and Family on decks
Street food all day
At “The Lot”, outside HWK, next to Hackney Wick station
The afternoon is likely to sell out. So, grab your bubble of 4 or 6, select your table type and RESERVE NOW!
The Line Up
Dom The Digger
Kieran Jandu (Phonica) B2B Jonathan Wrigley
Bi-Bop B2B Will Best (Birthday Boys + Resident DJs)
Sultan Shakes (REVIVEHER) & Dom The Digger
There from REVIVEHER’s very humble beginnings in tropical Dalston basements, pool halls, squat parties and Dalston Superstore, the man behind the REVIVEHER name, Sultan Shakes, makes his very long-awaited London REVIVEHER DJ debut; and rejoins us for what will be a joyous reunion!
Sultan Shakes is the playful project from REVIVEHER label artist, opera trained multi-instrumentalist and composer Henry Bennett. The concept is a marriage of the theatre of disco, science fiction and the orient.
His release on REVIVEHER in 2016 is a cult classic that garnered global support with help from stellar remixes from Young Marco, which helped find its way into the bags of the big tastemakers in the scene and Rub N Tug, whose acid bath jammy version, drew loyal followers from Japan and the US, including DJ Harvey.
The EP featured in press such as DJ Mag, Mixmag, XLR8R and exclusively on Boiler Room debuts.
The EP received support from Jackmaster, Bicep, Axel Boman, Gerd Janson, Carl Craig, Red Axes, Sean Johnston (A Love From Outer Space), Erol Alkan, Ivan Smagghe, Harvey Sutherland, Joe Goddard, John Talabot, Éclair Fifi, The Revenge, Chateau Flight, Man Power, DJ Three, Jacques Renault, Chris Duckenfield, Charles Webster, DJ Tennis, Jackie House, Psychemagik, Harri (Sub Club), Felix Dickinson, Dave Harvey (Futureboogie), Public Possession, Mano Le Tough, Soul Clap, Palms Trax, Ame, Marvin & Guy, Bill Brewster, Prins Thomas... to name but a few!…..and received plays on Radio 1 via Annie Mac, B Traits and Mark E and on independents such as NTS and Rinse.
The vinyl sold out quickly, with Japan selling more units than the UK. It’s price then reached dizzying heights on Discogs! A re-press is due and poised ahead of the label’s resumption later in the year.
Sultan Shakes has also remixed Crystal Fighters ‘Love Alight’, Mystery Jets’ Telomere and Rokysopp “Never Ever”, as well as a Middle Eastern inspired cover version of the house classic "Voodoo Ray", showing his versatility and the respect received from big artists.
Sultan Shakes is a modern-day renaissance man; a passionate artist and composer with a far-reaching vision; “Un perfecto Londoner” according to Vogue magazine.
He trained as an opera singer, classical pianist and ‘cellist, notching up appearances at the Royal Opera House and Albert Hall before turning his hand to electronic music.
He created the concept party and music collective ‘REVIVEHER’ with James Cooper in 2010. The party continues to inspire new audiences with their imaginative bookings and broad-minded music policy.
In other work, he has become increasingly sought after as a film composer. He was commissioned by artist Karim Zeriahen to create the soundtrack for a video installation featuring Kate Moss at Lazarides Gallery, London and is currently working on a film with REVIVEHER affiliate Nick Hadfield.
He has travelled extensively through China and the Middle East collecting folk songs and running workshops. A film was made about his intercultural work titled ‘Lost Songs’. During his time abroad he held the post of Director of Western Art Music at Hunan University of the Arts and Artistic Director of the Al Dar Academies in Abu Dhabi. He also counts Beefeater Gin, Red Bull, Coca Cola and Pernot Ricard.
Elusive in nature, his work in the past couple of years has led him to being on of the key members behind 24 hour night club, FOLD and sister venue, The Glove That Fits. He’s embarking on REVIVING the Sultan Shakes project in the studio this year.
Sultan Shakes will be joined by former band mate from another life and best friends Dom Dowbekin aka Dom The Digger. Dom is also a long time friend of REVIVEHER. They’re on 2pm – 5pm. So make sure to book that afternoon table!
Kieran Jandu (Phonica Records) B2B Jonathan Wrigley
Often found performing under the Phonica helm, Kieran slips seamlessly through all matters of music, with most of his daily life spent at one of Europe’s leading record stores he is granted access to the worlds freshest electronic music and simultaneously has acquired an ear which has learnt to tie frequencies together fittingly.
Kieran will be joined by best mate and production partner “Wriggerz.” Jonathan Wrigley is a knowledgeable deep house enthusiast with a penchant for classic disco, who has held down DJ residencies and club appearances across the country, curating memorable parties in London, Manchester and Croatia for over 15 years. For those fortunate enough to be present for one of Wriggerz’s deep, physical and soulful DJ sets, the dancefloor is not just a place for enjoyment, but for potential.
This respected duo play 5 - 7!
Bi-Bop B2B Will Best
The birthday boys take the reins from 7pm to close! Make sure to book a table from 2pm to catch all the guest DJs!
Need to Know
. All reservations are for between 2 to 6 people max.
. Tickets are priced per table. Not per person.
. The equivalent cover per person is just £5 - £10 depending on your table type, booking slot and assuming your table is at capacity.
. Table bookings on Saturdays come with a complimentary bottle of prosecco for tables that sit up to 6 and a glass of prosecco tables that sit up to 2 or 4.
. You can add pre-paid drink and food add-ons with this table booking.
. Bookings are held for a max of up to 30 minutes for late arrivals. We may free up your table if you’re any later and don’t contact the venue.
About This Booking
. This reservation is for a table in The Lot, HWK’s outdoor terrace area. It includes entry, live DJs, your reserved table for 4 hours, a welcome glass or bottle of prosecco (depending on your group size), and table service from our bar and kitchen. All food and drinks are ordered from your table.
. All online reservations are in blocks of 4 hours. If you would like to keep the table for longer (all day on a Saturday for example), then please make two separate reservations (for 2pm – 6pm and 6:15 – 10:15pm).
. You can make reservations for groups of 2, 4 or 6 with a single transaction covering the cost of the table. So, grab your crew in advance and buy a ticket for your appropriate group size and ensure you pick the appropriate table type. Your group must be from a maximum of two households.
. There are 6 table types that cater for groups of 2, 4 and 6 and are in three distinctive areas of the space: covered (on the dancefloor area, more in the thick of things and heated); in a gazebo (a bit quieter, more private and heated) and uncovered tables (open air).
. COVID rules mean that capacity is limited. So, we advise that you reserve a table in advance to guarantee your desired table for a guarantee of 4 hours. Walk-ins are accepted during these slots if tables are free and come without welcome drinks.
. All guests must arrive together with the ticket buyers, where that person will have their tickets scanned and escorted to their seat for their 4-hour slot.
❤️ ADDITIONAL INFO & SAFETY ❤️
This venue has committed to taking certain safety measures to provide a safe, comfortable experience during these times.
It’s important for us all to follow government guidelines and to minimise transmission of COVID-19. The local licensing authority have made it clear that they will be closing down venues that ignore government guidelines. Getting closed down is no good to us, you, the artists, our staff or the music community. This is a unique opportunity to socialise and see DJs that we love, in an intimate, friendly and safe setting.
In line with UK Government guidance — there will be a number of measures in place to keep everyone safe. Please read below:
- We kindly ask you not to shout, run or dance whilst at the venue.
- Please do not attend if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been asked to self-isolate.
- Please wear a mask when travelling to, from and queuing for the venue or toilet.
- All guests will be asked to sign into the Government Track & Trace app.
- Hand washing facilities are in all toilets and there are several sanitiser stations set up around the venue – please make use of them!
- All food and drink will be ordered at your table via our floor staff and delivered to you. There will be no service at bars.
- Payments will be card and contactless only.
- There are several table types. Some are covered and some uncovered. We might not be able to move tables in the event of adverse weather. So, if you wanted a covered table, please assemble your group of 4 or 6, and book one in advance for a time slot of your choice. Booking slots are in blocks of 4 hours only.
- Tables have been separated by at least 1m back to back and 2m side to side for your safety and to comply with Government guidance.
- Please don’t arrange to meet in larger groups than your table allows. Keep to your own table area. We cannot allow tables to join together.
- We are unable to offer refunds or transfers of bookings less than 24 hours before your booking starts.
- There is also a grace period for your table reservation. You must arrive no later than 30 minutes after the start of your booking. We will free the table if you are any later. Please contact the venue email@example.com if you think that you are going to be any later and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please try and work with us on this. Whilst we would like to be as flexible as possible, we are working with a limited capacity and rely on the bar sales from tables we have to stay afloat. Due to high staffing costs, no-shows are extremely costly for an operation like this.
Please be aware of others and conform with our social distancing guidelines when at the venue.
★ Location ★
We are located next to Hackney Wick station.
★ The Venue ★
There are two distinct spaces within HWK: “HWK Bar and Restaurant” and “The Lot”. Both are suitable for mixed households. HWK was originally a small cocktail and DJ bar that launched in Summer 2019 with an intimate interior courtyard that serves as an oasis in the industrial landscape of Hackney Wick.
As the bar itself was too small to comply to social distancing measures post lockdown, we initially focused on the interior courtyard and converted it into a restaurant and drinks area with seating. Professional sound was installed, providing drinks and diners with surround sound from the DJs in the bar.
The Lot is the space next door. A small parking lot that we converted over Summer 2020 to Hackney Wick’s best outdoor venue, which has hosted plenty of DJs and parties, including REVIVEHER, Nick The Record, James Priestley, Red Rack’em, Kiwi, Ray Many, Grace Sands, Kristy Harper and Eliza Rose. Expect the best underground DJs from talented upcoming producers to legendary selectors, encompassing all manner of genres.
Last Autumn, a roof was added over half of the space with heating below. We also installed a brand-new, custom built, high fidelity sound system from East London Audio.
The Lot is fully COVID compliant, with plenty of seating all around, from the dance floor, to the front terrace and gazebos. There is table service for drinks and food from our outdoor kitchen.
Both spaces have their own unique atmosphere and DJs. If you prefer intimacy and the music a little quieter, book a table for free in HWK Bar & Restaurant for when we reopen via https://resy.com/cities/ldn/hwk , where you can enjoy flavours from So Cal and Baha Mexico, alongside some seriously excellent music selected by a varied roster of acclaimed record collectors.
And If you want the next best thing to a proper party in these strange times, book a table in The Lot!
WHAT TO EXPECT
An open air venue in the heart of Hackney Wick, serving a wide selection of drinks and delicious street food every Thursday – Sunday.
When arriving at HWK – The Lot, you and your ‘Bubble’ will be seated on a table for just you and your group to enjoy for the afternoon or evening at a safe distance!
We have DJs every Friday evening and all-day Saturday. Expect the best underground DJs from talented upcoming producers to legendary selectors, encompassing all manner of genres. Check the listings on our website and Skiddle, for special events, as well as for when we have DJs on Thursdays and Sundays.
Oh… and if it rains, we will have you covered… Literally! We have a covered area and dancefloor with tables too!
Please note: The event information above has been added by the organiser. Whilst we try to ensure all details are up-to-date we do not make any warranty or representation as to the accuracy or completeness of the information shown.