Co-created by the founders of The Cause and Costa Del Tottenham, the new concept will be a sprawling outdoor site with two event spaces, food area and multiple bars.
Situated in an ex-East End scrapyard in Canning Town, built from repurposed shipping containers and spread over 12,000 square feet of land with a license to 11pm. Ernie’s Yard will host some of London’s most beloved promoters in the first weeks of opening and create a rare place to meet friends, catch up over food and dance the day away. Work is set to start on the site imminently for the opening on June 25th, tickets will be going on sale soon.
With multiple areas, one will feature stacked shipping containers creating an enclosed double height clubbing space with a balcony split into booths overlooking the dancefloor. The other is yet to be determined while the food area will feature street food traders with more to be announced soon.
All areas have been designed with the UK’s temperamental weather in mind, allowing events all year round, with stretch tents and clear roofing featured throughout the site.
Ernie’s Yard will host multiple 12 hour open-air dance parties this summer, perfectly timed for the much hyped 2021 Summer of Love. In the opening weeks those looking for tickets can expect events from Secretsundaze, Syzygy, Percolate, Art of Dark, Feelings Worldwide, Goodlife, Adonis, Warm Up and more.
Stuart Glen, co-founder of Ernie’s Yard says “Back in 2019 we walked past a huge street food & drinks venue built from shipping containers and decided to have a pint. As we walked in, the bartender explained the lease was up on the site. I immediately thought this structure would be amazing for a party, maybe I can buy it and find some land to move it to. Two weeks later we’d agreed to buy it, put a deposit down and had three months to seal the deal on some land I was after. Long story short. Two sites fell through and we’ve been juggling where to put nineteen 40 foot shipping containers for two years. It’s been a sticky situation to say the least but somehow we’ve managed to pull in some favours, met an East End legend called Ernie and Bob’s your fathers brother – ‘Ernie’s Yard’ was born – a killer new daytime space for London”
Set behind an old Russian steam bath guarded by a goat rumoured to be called Vladamir, Ernie’s Yard will be a new exciting location designed and executed by an award-winning team with a proven track record of stellar events and impeccable DIY get-go.