A new nightclub is to open in East London.

Located on an industrial estate and based above a print factory, FOLD will have a capacity of 600.

The launch party is planned for Saturday 18 August 2018 and will feature among others queer party starters Homodrop & Resis’dance, Body Hammer, Dimensions, Goldsnap and SIREN.

“London, unlike other leading European cities such as Berlin or Amsterdam, has struggled in recent times,” says Seb Glover, co-founder of FOLD.

“Gentrifying forces have put huge pressures on artists and musicians with many leaving as a result.”

“What we have created at FOLD is a new home, tucked away from the pressures of the city, a place where you can listen to extended sets on a tuned sound system tailored to the specifications of the room. Our focus is creating a safe space that is disconnected from the intense pressures of London life, that allows freedom of expression, positivity and inspiration to take form.”

FOLD is at Gillian House, Stephenson Street, London E16 4SA. Tickets for the launch party can be purchased on Resident Advisor.