Walthamstow Garden Party 2019
to Jul 14

Walthamstow Garden Party 2019

London crew come gather round!

We've been invited back again this year to the incredible, free, daytime festival by the Barbican and Waltham Forest council.

We’ll be doing a special live Drum’n’Bounce Session on Saturday evening, be sure not to miss it.

A huge line-up and lots to do, see and hear for the whole family. More info here:


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Ravenswood for Eat or Heat 2019
3:00 PM15:00

Ravenswood for Eat or Heat 2019

The 3rd annual fundraiser for Waltham Forest's local food bank Eat Or Heat, bringing you a day of excellent music across E17's Ravenswood Industrial Estate's venues! Last year the curtain raiser and one day event we put on raised or £7k(!) for Eat or Heat, and we'd love to beat that. 

The event is entirely FREE, but please do come prepared to make a donation (cash) on the day!

Here's the mix of artists making up the initial announcement:

Ulrich Schnauss [leftfield German producer and remixer]
Alex Paterson [LX from The Orb, need we say more?]
Dennis Bovell (Artist) [dub master, prolific producer, Matumbi co-founder]
Anna Prior [drums for METRONOMY as her official job]
Anthony Chalmers [the brains behind Baba Yaga's Hut]
Ali Friend [the bass from RED SNAPPER OFFICIAL BAND]
General Echo Sound System [local dub curators]
Bit Cloudy [East London soundscaper]
WheelUp Soundsystem [providing the customary, custom made sounds]
Eastern Front and friends [straight from playing at the ruddy Tate Modern!]
Stow-Lab [a community project for electronic music makers from Walthamstow and the surrounding area]
Adrian Spurdon [DJ/father/coffee enthusiast]

Ragga Twins will be headlining at Pillars Brewery!

Huge thanks to our supporters for making this possible again - The Stow BrothersSodoThe LVE Charitable Foundation, and Perky Blenders Coffee Roasters.

Tech support from The sound mechanic (and of course WheelUp Soundsystem)

Presented in conjunction with Mark of These Days and Walthamstow Rock 'n' Roll Book Club and Dan. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Lloyd Park May Fair Skate Park Jam 2018
12:00 PM12:00

Lloyd Park May Fair Skate Park Jam 2018


Music supplied by WheelUp Soundsystem

Thanks to the sponsors for donating prizes for the jam
EggTank Industries:
SourceBMX Shop
Slick Willies Ltd
Three Amigos skate shop
and our very own locals - Yes Fam! & East Sk8
Science Skateboards

Skate Park Extensions Fund-raising Campaign

The Skate Park User's Group (SPUG), are raising funds to pay for expansion of parts of the skate park. This will be an opportunity for you to help us raise the £17,000 + (incl VAT), to build the expansion areas. Any donation amounts welcome. Collecting will take place during the event or you can donate online, on the SPUG Website Page, at

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Blackhorse Workshop 4th Birthday Party
6:30 PM18:30

Blackhorse Workshop 4th Birthday Party

Long ago in the dim and distant past there was an empty warehouse, a dirty yard, some old machinery and an enthusiastic bunch of makers who built a workshop.

Unbelievably now it’s time to celebrate our 4th birthday…so SAVE THE DATE for Saturday 10th March as we prepare for a night of revelry to mark this occasion. We’re looking forward to some musical mischief with live music from band King Hutch with DJs throughout the night courtesy of Dubroot, Bring the Beat Mack and Vital Sound. Don’t miss the big reveal as we kick start proceedings at 7.30pm in spectacular fashion. We have local favourites Wild Card Brewery beers and food from Walthamstow Dogs. And what’s more it's free entry – and everyone welcome, so hope you can join us.

As usual we will be building a suitably fantastical structure to mark the occasion, and are calling for young hands to make light work of it. So on Saturday 3rd March we’ll be hosting a special afternoon activity for kids to get involved in bringing this magnificent FOUR-A-SAURUS to life…..get your ticket here:


Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/414047889017680/


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Wilcard Brewery (Lockwood) Grand Re-Opening
12:00 PM12:00

Wilcard Brewery (Lockwood) Grand Re-Opening

WheelUp Soundsystem host the Wild Card Brewery's second location re-opening party, on the other side of Walthamstow in the Lockwood Estate near Blackhorse Road Station.

Bar open all day from noon til midnight with Reggae infused music throughout the day.

The energetic Kan Beng will be performing, a band not to be missed.

"The band’s vision is to create a group blending traditional melodies and rhythms from various cultures with western styles of music to create a unique and intoxicating concoction of traditional Mandinka folk, Berber folk, Jewish folk, funk rock and jungle.

Kan Beng’s influences are eclectic and far-reaching, making for exciting, unpredictable music that mirrors the harmonious message at the band´s core: that music is a universal language that can unite all cultures. Kan Beng represents the confluence of musical cultures, one voice born from many traditions.

The name ‘Kan Beng’ means ‘One Voice’ in Mandinka. The band live up to their namesake by creating music that is at once both deeply spiritual and infectiously dance-able." 

WheelUp Soundsystem and friends carry on the party to the late hours in the true WheelUp style with the flavour of Reggae, Dub, Dancehall, Steppas and Jungle.

Totally FREE event

WheelUp Soundsystem at Wildcard Brewery
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Ravenswood for Eat or Heat 2018
to Feb 18

Ravenswood for Eat or Heat 2018

  • Ravenswood Industrial Estate (map)
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On Saturday 17 February, Ravenswood Industrial Estate will play host to a huge fundraiser for our local food bank Eat Or Heat.

Wild Card BreweryPillars BreweryMother's Ruin, and The Real Al Company are coming together to put on a mini-festival of music and more in conjunction with Byrd Out and These Days to raise money for Eat or Heat featuring DJ sets from: 

Simian Mobile Disco - "Engrossing, evocative electronic music that is as approachable as it is unconventional—all while almost willfully reinventing themselves at every turn" (VICE) - yes, we're thrilled to welcome SMD to the decks to headline the event!

Anna Prior (METRONOMY) - As a member of the world beating Metronomy, one of Britain’s best-loved cult bands, Anna Prior has toured the world with drum sticks in hand and to the beat of her own drum. She returns to Walthamstow for one of her uplifting and disco filtered sets.

Flamingods - Multi-instrumental band founded in 2009 by Kamal Rasool in Bahrain. Now based in the UK, the band puts focus on exploration and experimentation, often taking influence from different cultures around the world by use of an extensive collection of instruments from as far as Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Turkey, Japan and Tanzania. This is sure to be an eclectic set!

DJ Food - With nearly 25 years of DJing experience and more than a decade serving up Food for DJs, for both Ninja and Coldcut's weekly radio show 'Solid Steel', Kev is now in the Food hot seat.

Betamax vs Mamá Calor - Betamax is 1/3 of jazz led genre bending outfit The Comet is Coming, and 1/2 of the synth-driven Soccer96. He goes back to back with Mamá Calor, bringing you heat through the tropical sounds of psychedelic cumbia beats, festejo, salsa and tropical bass.

Eastern Front
Bit Cloudy
Kat Richmond (Electronic 17)
Henry DubRoot Alderson
General Echo
Vital Sound
Yasker vs Byrd Out
Axel Lewis
Balearic Sabbath

Plus many more and a very exciting special artist to be announced nearer the time!

The event kicks off at 2pm, with music on at different venues throughout the day. Entry to all venues is FREE - you can just turn up on the night. Donations are encouraged - there will be donation buckets for Eat or Heat, but donation not compulsory. 

Eat Or Heat is a food bank in East London. It works with people in need to ensure they can both Eat And Heat. It's a relatively small London based charity, so the money raised will make a huge difference in supporting its operations. 

Huge thanks to our supporters SodoEAT 17, Perky Blenders, and LVE Charitable Foundation, and particular thanks to The Stow Brothers and Waltham Forest Council for their support.

WheelUp Soundsystem providing the tech for Wild Card Brewery, Audio and technical assistance provided by The sound mechanic.

Child friendly until 8pm.

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Sounds Good Presents: The Wheelup DJ's
to Feb 11

Sounds Good Presents: The Wheelup DJ's

Sounds Good Presents: The wheel up DJ's!

DubRoot - https://www.mixcloud.com/dubroot/
Axel Lewis - https://soundcloud.com/djaxellewisuk
Bring The Beat Mack - http://www.mixcloud.com/bringthebeatmack/

Visuals By Sadler - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B7e-5JgIDs

Free Event!

An evening of breakbeat, funk, jungle and any other beats and bleeps that seem fitting for the night.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/204116490151385/

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WheelUp! Xmas Party
to Dec 16

WheelUp! Xmas Party

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Seasons greetings!

WheelUp Soundsystem celebrate the year's acheivements and invite you to a FREE Xmas Party, taking place at Blackhorse Workshop's quirky pop-up venue SIDESHOW - now with a roof! (located opposite Blackhorse Road station) -  and now extended with a 1AM license!

After our Sound Clash event in October we were quickly invited back to Sideshow before its closure at the end of the year and due to the amazing vibe by everyone that attanded we could not refuse.

This time around the format has changed and DJs spinning will be:

Henry DubRoot Alderson
Jimmy Thunder
Axel Lewis
Vital Sound

All hosted by MC J-Silks

Wild Card Brewery beers on tap as well as Mulled Wine, Mulled Cider and fantastic cocktails to warm your cockles from Charlie's Bar.

FB Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/1495948233857794/



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A Wheelie Big Bounce - WheelUp in the Velodrome
7:30 PM19:30

A Wheelie Big Bounce - WheelUp in the Velodrome

Fir the first time, WheelUp Soundsystem have joined forces with Drum and Bounce - The Drum and Bass Workout.
WheelUp Soundsystem will be performing in the Velodrome....in the ACTUAL Olympic Velodrome!

The event is totally free, just need to signup for a ticket using eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-wheelie-big-bounce-tickets-3724137294  

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/770727306447614/

Find out more about Drum n Bounce: www.drumnbounce.co.uk

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WheelUp Meets: General Echo + Vital Sound
5:00 PM17:00

WheelUp Meets: General Echo + Vital Sound

WheelUp Meets... is an event where the love of music is explored and shared with local musicians and DJs who are an integral part of Walthamstow's eclectic and vibrant music scene. This first instalment finds WheelUp Soundsystem challenging General Echo and Vital Sound for the final set of the night in a 'winner takes all' scenario on the homegrown WheelUp Soundsystem Speaker Stack.  Each with their own unique sound gravitating around Reggae, Dub and Dancehall, the audience decides who has takes the title and the last DJ set of the night.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/272155746632984/

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Blackhorse Workshop Sideshow
6:30 PM18:30

Blackhorse Workshop Sideshow

This summer, Blackhorse Workshop and specialist regeneration company U+I are presenting SIDESHOW, a new installation that celebrates the maker culture of London, at the Equipment Works site opposite Blackhorse Road station.

Opening this August and running until the end of December 2017, SIDESHOW will host a series of family-friendly exhibitions and invite visitors to get ‘hands on’ with a large interactive marble run, built from London bus components.  This acknowledges the rich history and heritage of the site, which was originally the home of the Associated Equipment Company Factory, whose prototypes inspired the design of London’s iconic Routemaster bus.

All info: http://www.blackhorsesideshow.co.uk/

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LodgeFest 2017
1:00 PM13:00

LodgeFest 2017

We are proud to announce we will be hosting our own WheelUp Stage, with the Full Stack at this new one-day festival in the heart of Hertfordshire.

Ticket info: https://www.lodgefest.com/

WheelUp Soundsystem Stage Lineup:
Songs of Praise - Funk and Soul Set
Bring the Beat Mack - Breaks Set
Axel Lewis - Garage Set
Jimmy Thunder - Jungle and DnB Set

For the first time ever, Ware gets it's very own Dance Music Festival - LodgeFest 2017 lands on the 22nd July 2017 at The Priory in Ware.

Featuring some amazing live acts, DJs and performers, LodgeFest is a family friendly celebration of House, Disco, Funk, Soul, US Garage and everything in-between!

There is plenty to enjoy on the day with a POP-UP Lodge Cocktail Lounge, Pimms Tent with Strawberries & Cream, Pulled Pork Bap Station, BBQ, Festival Make-Overs courtesy of Blo by Blo, Full Bar and much more!



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Mad Professor + Digital Niyabinghi + Dubroot @ Maud (Mirth, Marvel & Maud)
to Mar 5

Mad Professor + Digital Niyabinghi + Dubroot @ Maud (Mirth, Marvel & Maud)

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Buy Tickets Here: http://www.mirthmarvelandmaud.com/tickets/

Byrd Out are incredibly pleased to have tempted dub pioneer Mad Professor out of his Ariwa Studios in South London to E17!

Mad Professor will be bringing his unique sounds to the Maud space at Mirth, Marvel & Maud, the Grade II listed ‘old cinema’ in Walthamstow for what promises to be a sonic journey to remember. He is one of the leading producers in dub reggae’s second generation, has collaborated with a host of artists, including Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, and has remixed the like of The Orb, The Beastie Boys, The KLF, depeche Mode, and (of course) Massive Attack. Mad Professor’s Live Show will begin around 10pm.

“Dub legend” [FACT Magazine]

“A producer who has done more than anyone to push dub forward across the past two decades” [Clash Magazine]

“Widely renowned for bringing dub music to the digital age” [VICE]

Support from Jungle Dub originator Digital Niyabinghi Jungle Dub Sound system. Fabric says: “Back in the early 90s, Paul Ibiza’s Ibiza Records label introduced the underground to a form of music they called jungle techno … Returning with a new sound that he calls jungle dub, under the name Digital Niyabinghi, Paul Ibiza’s managed to once again channel the pioneering spirit of jungle into his new productions, working to maximize the space and bass pressure of his frequencies”

Also on the bill, DubRoot, and the Reliable DJs.

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Ravenswood for Eat Or Heat
to Jan 22

Ravenswood for Eat Or Heat

WheelUp Soundsystem gets the stack and lights out at the Wild Card Brewery.

Ravenswood Industrial Estate for Eat Or Heat // 21.01.2017
One day // Four venues // Many acts // One cause

On Saturday 21 January, Wild Card Brewery, Mother's Ruin Gin Palace, God's Own Junkyard, and Pillars Brewery are coming together to put on a mini-festival of music and more in conjunction with Byrd Out to raise money for Eat or Heat featuring: 

Plump DJs - Official
DJ Fabio; 
DJ Food; 
Alex Paterson (The Orb); 
Tom Furse (The Horrors/NTS); 
Aisling Fahey; 
Pete Fowler;
Rupert Orton & Dean Chalkley;

Virgil Howe; 
Eastern Front; 
More News From Nowhere; 
Private Sorrow; 
Bit Cloudy; 
Kat Richmond (Electronic 17); 
Mark Hart (These Days); 
Byron (The Vinyl Lab); 
Dj Smutty (Hoxton FM); 
Plus a Special Guest from Lo Recordings and more.

Eat Or Heat is a food bank in East London. It works with people in need to ensure they can both Eat And Heat. It's a relatively small London based charity, so the money raised will make a huge difference in supporting its operations. 

The event kicks off at 2pm, with music on at different venues throughout the day. Entry to all venues is FREE - you can just turn up on the night. Donations are encouraged - there will be donation buckets for Eat or Heat, but donation not compulsory. And if you want to donate before the event there's an online link here: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/e17-eatorheat-21jan2017. There will also be donations incorporated as part of drinks sales, a raffle, and possibly t-shirts. 

Food will be availble from the following:
The Rolling Scone Cafe (God's Own Junkyard)
Curry On (Wild Card Brewery)

More information to follow - watch this space.

Huge thanks to our supporters Sodo, Wynwood Art District, Perky Blenders, and The Vinyl Lab, and particular thanks to The Stow Brothers for their support.


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