London Pleasure Gardens Launch
In the nick of time for the Olympic Games which are just around the corner now, the London Pleasure Gardens will open its gates to the public next Saturday, 30th June in the heart of Olympic East London. The 20 acre landscape will be the city’s newest art & culture destination and will provide a host of features including a 2,800 capacity sound proofed and projection mapped space with late license, floating cocktail lounge with 24hr license and bridge of boats, an art hotel and restaurant, 27,000 capacity open space for live concerts, large-scale sculpture gardens and an uninhibited nature reserve, and historical structures for groundbreaking video projects. In the first few months alone, the LPG will play host to leading UK electronic music festival BLOC featuring Snoop Dogg, Orbital and Steve Reich, the Africa stage for BT’s River of Music, accommodate London 2012 Olympics tournaments and showcase original architectural works by RIBA, bringing together London’s artist and sporting communities. Pleasure Gardens will be brought to life in its opening weekend with a public two-day festival where audiences can expect live music from the likes of Roots Manuva, Alabama 3, Ska Cubano and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble plus a spectacular pyrotechnic theatre from renowned performers The World Famous.