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May Day Bank Holiday Saturday Ft  Grainger,Toby Tobias B2B Piers Tickets | HWK  THE LOT LONDON  | Sat 1st May 2021 Lineup

May Day Bank Holiday Saturday Ft Grainger,Toby Tobias B2B Piers tickets


Saturday 1st May 2021

2:00pm til 10:15pm (last entry 9:00pm)

Minimum Age: 18

The best street food, drinks & DJs, every Saturday at The Lot. Right next to Hackney Wick station. Plan ahead and assemble your group in advance!

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May Day Bank Holiday Saturday Ft Grainger,Toby Tobias B2B Piers on Saturday 1st May 2021

More than a year has passed since a stop was put on socialising as we knew it! Following a series of on and off lockdowns, substantial meals, mixing in bubbles and generally having no idea of what is going or when we were going to return to normality, we are now definitively on the roadmap to recovery and just weeks away from socially distanced socials, and a mere few months from touching, hugging and dancing as we knew it!

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.

So, grab your bubble of 4 or 6, select your table type and RESERVE NOW!

Tables can be booked in 2 slots:

2pm – 6pm (£25 - £35)

or 6:15 – 10pm (£40 - £60)

If you want the table all day, simple book both time slots. Each booking comes with a complimentary bottle of prosecco!


Grainger (Rinse FM / Earth Agency)

Since moving to London, Yorkshire's very own "Grainger" has taken the capital by storm. He’s built a solid reputation via his monthly Rinse FM show and regular appearances in clubland at fabric, Printworks, The Cause, XOYO but to name a few.

He’s also had the stamp of approval from his peers, hand-picked by Skream and Dennis Ferrer to warm up for their Local Heroes Boiler Room, and Monki recently invited him into the highly coveted Radio 1 booth for a guest mix on her show.

He also has his first release dropping this very weekend: "Fall Forward ft. Grainger - Every Little Thing" on Dusky’s label, 17 Steps.

By day he works as an agent for Earth Agency, looking after some of the best upcoming live artists and bands. By night, he’s a well-seasoned DJ that’s got plenty of tunes in the bag for any occasion, ranging from classic disco to acid house.

Grainger truly is a versatile jock adept at keeping all kinds of dancefloors moving!



Headlining Saturday night this Bank Holiday, we have ESP Institute favourites and close friends, Toby Tobias and Piers from Soft Rocks digging deep in to their vinyl collections for their “be about it” set.

“Be About It” is where they collude to provide a soundtrack of ethereal and funk driven music, from ambient experiments through to lost dubby street soul and lovers rock, leftfield boogie, through to tropically inclined house and spacey UK garage via breezy African rhythms and anything in between and beyond. Their “Be About It” sound will give them a chance to explore the more diverse side of their vinyl collection.

Toby fell in love with House in the early nineties, driving in convoy to warehouses, fields, seedy basements and sports centres around London with one goal: to dance all night. He dove into the wider world of all things Techno, Breakbeat and Rave in his early teens recording Kiss FM shows by the likes of Colin Dale, Steve Jackson, The Legendary Paul Trouble Anderson, Fabio & Grooverider and Colin Faver, the latter playing his first demo on his show as far back as 1992.

Since then, Toby has recorded for a slew of labels most recently including ESP institute and consistently over the last decade on The Revenge's Delusions of Grandeur. His output ranges from dreamy Balearic affairs to intense analogue hardware jams. Today, he’s a part of the Phonica Records family with whom he holds a monthly residency in Soho. As a DJ, Toby hypnotically mixes from a vast knowledge of music and brings his versatile selection to the world’s best venues.

Piers is one quarter of Soft Rocks, co-runs the new Mysticisms label and writes for the esteemed music blog and podcast, Test Pressing. As part of Soft Rocks, he’s recorded an album for ESP Institute; done many edits (that were worth editing) and remixed kindred spirits such as the Beautiful Swimmers.

He's DJ’d across the globe from deeply spiritual rooms like Sapporo’s Precious Hall through to hedonistic 48-hour raves in Berlin. It's all driven by the thrill of musical discovery, a journey he hopes will never end. Piers is a true DJ’s DJ and we’re delighted that Toby suggested to have him join him together for their “be about it” set in the Wick!


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.



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 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.



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 , 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!


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!

Music Genres: 

Disco, House, Jazz, Nu Disco, World Music

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