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3 years of LWE at Tobacco Dock


LWE NYD 2014

On the first of January 2014 LWE delivered one of the most talked about events of the year at the grade 1 listed building, Tobacco Dock, in London.  Maceo Plex, Seth Troxler, Adam Beyer, Heidi, Anja Schneider, Yaya & Enzo Tedeschi.

Summer In The City

Groove Armada, DJ Sneak, Lee Foss took to the stage in the Great Gallery, whilst Damian Lazarus brought in a selection of artists to the Car Park, including Mathew Jonson (Live). We opened up the roofop for the first time with table football, ping-pong, real grass, hedges, bunting, white picket fences, deck chairs and parasols for you to lounge about under all whilst enjoying your favourite British summer tipple.

Drumcode Halloween 2016

See below – Adam Beyer dropping Steam Shape’s track, called ‘Naff Places’ at the Tobacco Dock during the Drumcode Halloween in London. This was the first time we took Drumcode to Tobacco Dock and something it’s become an annual staple in the techno calender.

LWE NYD 2015

A year on from the first electronic music event in the venue, LWE returned to the grade 1 listed Tobacco Dock for the first day of 2015. Bringing with them a line-up that drew on some of most influential DJs of the first half of the decade…

LEAF 2015

Set over 2 days at Tobacco Dock, LEAF 2015 featured conferences, workshops and talks from a series of electronic pioneers, touching all areas musically from Nile Rodgers to Chase & Status. Friday night saw a live show with 808 State, Kate Simko and more; whilst Saturday saw Modeselektor, Luciano and many more head of the final.

ENTER April 2015

Richie Hawtin brought his famous ENTER. Brand to Tobacco Dock with 4 rooms of music at the grade 1 listed Tobacco Dock venue.

Acid Future

On August 8th we payed homage to London’s acid house history and heritage by throwing a giant party at Tobacco Dock, but rather than looking backwards we looked forward, Seth invited artists from all over the world which embodies the spirit of acid house. Skreams’s set in the car park created an amazing vibe.


Also check out this photo of the little gallery which was transformed into disco mania with loads of mirror balls.

mirror balls

Drumcode Halloween 2015

The second installment of Drumcode Halloween saw the usual Drumcode suspects featured alongside a selection of special guests including a rare performance from Maetrik. Scuba, Nicole Moudaber and Trevino also joined this haunting lineup.

LWE NYD 2016

The century comes of age hitting the sweet-sixteenth year, saw those New Year’s resolutions wait for a little longer. Bringing forward thiniking production and a stellar lineup that saw Maceo Plex, Paul Woolford, Bicep, Mano Le Tough and many more represent a wide version of sounds.


Smile High Club

Bringing together pioneers, with young guns who are rewriting the book; Smile High Club at Tobacco Dock was a futuristic and hedonistic journey.

Bonobo presents OUTLIER

Bonobo brought in a selection of friends from a wide variety of genres, from Maya Jane Coles to Gilles Peterson, there was no stone unturned musically. Live act Yussef Kamal played in the Little Gallery, whilst Romare, Lone and Rone made this a fantastic day of music for all. Not forgetting the 80s arcade room we set up.


Carl Cox, Seth Troxler and Joris Voorn were the room hosts at SIDEXSIDE.  Bringing in some of their friends for a series of pairings that aimed to inspire and challenger perceptions. Who can forget the pop up set from andhim…


AMP All Day Raves

Radio 1 Kingpin played a memorable set 7 months pregnant, and called in a wide pool of artists from house, techno, garage, bass music and grime. Eats Everything made his Tobacco Dock debut, and Basement Jaxx played. 2016 was one of the most important year’s for grime so it was good to see the fresh talents of Nadia Rose alongside the Godfather Slimzee, and fellow tastemaker Logan Sama.


Adam Beyer presents Drumcode Halloween 2016

Drumcode Halloween returned at Tobacco Dock for it’s 3rd year, marking its seventh year of debauchery. A spine-tingling lineup that saw the crowd get involved with the festivities and dressing up like never before.

LWE NYD 2017

15936816_1463889336967997_7213689210118734890_oA look back at some of the best memories from LWE at Tobacco Dock

As the cosmos aligned to bring in another year, LWE NYD brought a cluster of the galaxy’s best sonic pioneers to Tobacco Dock. Building on a growing legacy Hot Since 82 took over the Car Park, andhim took over the Little Gallery and Coxy in the main room!

elrow Singer Morning 

An explosion of colour and madness. What a day


Drum n bass heads had been calling out for something at Tobacco Dock for an age. Who else could answers their prayer’s Hospitality. The Jungle Jam takeoever in the Little Gallery had a great vibe, and was a nod to the roots.


Making his debut appearance at Tobacco Dock, sanguine Hot Creations head honcho Jamie Jones hosted the Great Gallery, whilst Guy Gerber took over The Car Park; and the ethereal sounds of Leon Vynehall took over the Little Gallery.