The Air Draft comes to Hackney Wick with a weekend of spoken word and live music

We're excited to announce that on Sat 11 & Sun 12 of August, the AirDraft will moor up at Grow for a weekend of spoken word and live music.  This weekend marks the start this floating pavillion's epic journey travelling along the Regents Canal from Hackney Wick to King's Cross. Starting at Grow and stopping at 3 more locations along the way, this unique space will host a series of live events ranging from spoken word, acoustic performances, jazz, improvised comedy to theatre performances. 

The AirDraft is an innovative and new purpose-built inflatable performance venue on a former industrial barge designed by Thomas Randall-Page and Benedetta Rogers and funded by East London based charity Antepavilion.  The golden balloon-like pavilion with is undulating air-supported floor is an intimate yet dramatic and cultural venue like no other.  It is a unique and exceptional environment to experience performances and with its eye-catching form it will be a striking addition to the cultural landscape of the canal.

EXPERIENCE THE AIRDRAFT AT GROW

SAT 11 & 12 AUGUST
We'll be holding 2 separate events at Grow on each day of the weekend.  The capacity of the AirDraft is limited so we recommend getting down early as entry for performances will be on a first come, first served basis.  The indoor and outside bars will be serving a range of organic and draft drinks with a BBQ & Meze menu by Slow Fire London from the kitchen.

SAT 11 AUGUST
COLLUSION (1-11PM

Collusion is an all-day festival, which showcases music, poetry, and other forms in a variety of styles.  The event is free, and a local mental health charity will benefit from a % of the bar.  Confirmed performances include: Shoreditch Knights,  Amy Cutler,  Antony John and the DJs/Vibe will be postpunk, Italodisco, house, electronica, interesting old school indie, maybe some goth, guitar things, odd bits of folk, good jazz, etc..

SUN 12 AUGUST
ACOUSTIC SPECIAL - GROW LIVE (1-6PM)
Every month, we have an acoustic night at Grow on a Thursday where a range of musicians from across London who span genres take the stage.  For this special event, we go onto the AirDraft for a new experience away from the busy London streets and hear some soul-baring music, insightful lyrics and musical storytelling.