This August, 2020Vision will mark the Bank holiday with a party in a disused tube station that will showcase part of the old platform, an under the bridge area and most importantly an open air element to give that terrace feel.
Having held host to a 2020Vision before, the legacy of fine electronic music at Shoreditch Underground continues. However, this mini-story in the chapter of the label and station must end; with the August event going down in as the last ever time it will be used for a party.
With that in mind we’ve decided to have a retrospective look back at one of London’s forgotten tube stations.
The former London Underground station opened in 1869 and closed permanently in June 2006, due to lack of use and being replaced by the now booming Overground. With a distinctive blend of old steel work, Victorian brickwork, and original trainline infrastructure it’s an ideal destination for a forward thinking party.
The hybrid of events and abandoned post-industrial spaces is a movement that continues to grow across the city as people look for unused exciting places to party. 2020Vision will use the heritage and energy of the space to bring a kaleidoscope of underground sounds. We’ll be sure to shake some more dust of this famous station for one last time…
Here are some images of the station in use during it’s heyday…
Initially being used as a goods line until World War 1, the station represents a change in fortunes in what has now become the heart of east-London. The derelict station nods to East London’s industrial past, and the transformation of Shoreditch into the creative hub as we know it today.
2020Vision Day / Night
Bank Holiday Sunday 24th August 2014
1pm to 6am
2 unique locations:
Outdoor (1pm-9pm) – Shoreditch Underground, Pedley Street; E1 5ER
Indoor (9.30pm-6am) – Secret Warehouse TBA (only a stone’s throw away!)
Purple Disco Machine
Tristan Da Cunha
-Nighttime venue will be revealed closer to the date.
-Day & Night tickets will guarantee you entry to midnight at the night party.
-Very limited capacity for the daytime event