The Village Underground Guestlist and Table Bookings
Village Underground boasts a consciously designed club space offering many a creative delight. This vast Victorian warehouse hosts everything from banging club nights, one off music festivals, cultural events and is based firmly at the forefront of edgy East end clubbing.
Village Underground is a carefully developed warehouse built in 1848 that is part creative community and part arts venue. Located a mere walking distance from both Old Street and Liverpool Street stations, this non-profit space which is adorned with enticing graffiti houses many cultural and club events in what is truly the heart of East London. The venue itself would be almost unrecognisable from the outside if it weren’t for the art installation tactfully placed skyward. Four recycled Jubilee line train carriages and shipping containers make up the creative space of this venue high above Great Eastern Street. These carefully refurbished spaces on the rooftop can contain up to 50 artists, writers, designers, filmmakers, DJs and musicians working side-by-side in a creative community. The main Village Underground centre is perfectly suited to everything from concerts and club nights to exhibitions, theatre, live art and other performances.
These inventive spaces were conceived from the desire to share an affordable, environmentally balanced studio space for artists in central London. Due to the nature of these firm principles, there is a very friendly door policy and people from all walks of life are welcome to let loose and soak up the creative juices. The venue frequently hosts art exhibitions and creative events that attract a wide variety of people. You can expect to see a bunch of young, cutting edge, arty folk dressed in unique East end attire, as well as a dedicated mass of clubbers eager to see the up-and-coming talent that is on offer.
You can look forward to seeing a whole host of emerging underground talent in this beautifully designed warehouse showcasing the best in rock, folk, electro-pop, R&B, indie, alternative dance and everything in-between. The likes of Speech Debelle, Everything Everything, The Horrors and Zero 7 have already graced the stage here as well as firmly established acts like Teengirl Fantasy, The XX, Four Tet and Major Lazer. The legend that is John Paul Jones is also set to play here with Norwegian avant-garde trio Supersilent, following the release of the Led Zeppelin movie, Celebration Day. As this is a warehouse designed for specific one off events, every night is different. A quick look to the website’s listings will give you a taster of what to expect. Tickets generally range between £9-£15 depending on the event.
Drinks are varied depending on the event and what the organizers have planned. There is usually a wide selection of spirits available with spirit mixers costing £4 and doubles coming in at £6.50. Wine, Becks and Bulmers are also generally on offer and all come in at around £4.