Immersive live music venue to launch in London railway arches


London’s first-ever socially distanced immersive live music venue will open its doors on Friday 2 October.

One Night Records, which has been described as ‘secret cinema for music’ will operate from a railway arch at Warden’s Grove, near London Bridge station. It’s first run of shows will kick off with ‘Lockdown Town’, which will feature more than 300 artists and provide visitors with the chance to explore five musical worlds in one night. From 1918 Ragtime to 50’s Rock n’ Roll, the audience will make its way through a maze of tunnels while being transported back in time with authentic music, food and drink from the eras featured. One Night Records has partnered with fellow Arch Company tenant, Orbit Beers, who will supply drinks for the shows.

Lockdown Town will be directed by Poldark and Small Island star Kerri McLean and offers support for creative, music and arts professionals who are recovering from the impact of the Coronavirus lockdown. Among the artists who will perform are Camden Town-based singer-songwriter Simeon Hammond Dallas, upcoming vocalist Tamara Tare and soul artist Miss Baby Sol.

Kerri McLean said: “I’m thrilled to be leading on ‘Lockdown Town’. Four months ago, I couldn’t have imagined we’d have pulled this off, but now it feels like a real and much needed opportunity to put on a great show for our audiences, whilst providing a lifeline to a range of talented artists. Our industry, like so many, has taken an extraordinary hit this year. ‘Lockdown Town’ feels like a unique chance for the arts, that I really hope helps to bolster the creative industry.”

One Night Records brings music to life through exploratory evenings of music in extraordinary surroundings. The company supports the Abram Wilson Foundation’s mission to support young people to become the greatest version of themselves through music, with a portion of ticket prices going to the charity. One Night Records signed a three-year deal to rent the arch at Warden’s Grove, alongside another Arch Company property on Union Street, in August.