Arcadia Launches in London

There’s a new London space set to take the underground music scene by storm this autumn, and it’s called… Arcadia. Nestled away beneath the bricked, arched walls of five railway arches tucked behind the South Bank of London’s river Thames. Where the space was formerly a very low key venue, the re- launched Arcadia will be a more all-encompassing venue with weekly events which cater to all types of people, and to all music tastes. With Ministry of Sound and SE1 on its doorstep, Arcadia is in the heart of SE1 club land.

 The new team of promotions you can expect on rotation include So far ‘Riot, Eight:FX, Lets Go Crazy and Fusion – all of whom are keen to take this previously unknown venue to the next level, with more well-known promotion fighting to get involved. Once the club gets going, you can expect house business on Thursdays, and a selection of bass badness and other genre madness on Fridays each week.

The new club, at 40,000 sq/ft, has both intimate rooms and more cavernous spaces to create a variety of perfect atmospheres depending on the musical direction of the evening, and boasts Allen and heath V6 and 92 mixers Pioneer VDJ systems and Multi graphics. Along with state of the art sound and light (including all manner of lasers, intelligent lights and big screens) there will also be garden and chill out areas for smoking and chats.

Previously one of London’s best kept secrets, this new space is set to come alive in the wake of these new parties, and the promoters are promising that ‘you can’t fail to fall in love with the brick lined and closely encasing walls, atmospheric tunnels and inherent sense of misadventure’.

We’ll be sending some of the Plain and Simple team down to check out the launch tomorrow, so watch this space for more news…

Arcadia, 51-53 Southwark Street London. SE1 1RUNearest tube: London Bridge (Borough High Street Exit) The venue is a 2 minute walk from London Bridge.