- The 300-capacity area will host weekly seated events from Friday, April 16th.
Young East London venue Colour Factory is opening a new outdoor area on the same site.
Formerly Mick's Garage, the multi-purpose spot sits in Queen's Yard, Hackney Wick. Though the indoor space can't open until at least June 21st in accordance with current Covid-19 regulations, warm-up events will run from next Friday, April 16th, at Colour Garden, the venue's 300-capacity outdoor area.
A two-month programme has been revealed, with DJ slots for DEBONAIR, OK Williams, Alexander Nut, Sicaria Sound, Flo Dill, Andrew Ashong, James Massiah, Errol, Ikonika and more. Colour Garden has been fitted with a Martin Audio soundsystem.
"We are the only large Black-owned music venue in East London," says director Nathanael Williams. "We are committed to representing and reflecting the diverse community of London, and so every single one of our in-house lineups will always incorporate at least one person of colour and will always be mixed gender."
As of Monday, April 12th, pubs, bars and restaurants can serve food and drinks outdoors. Guests must be seated with no more than six people (or two households) per table. This is Stage 2 of the government's latest roadmap.
Check out the upcoming Colour Garden programme.