Sheffield’s Dryad Works is Now Open
South Yorkshire venue aims to be a home for collaboration
Sheffield has always had a big say in the electronic music conversation, from the days of synth bands like Human League to the game-changing Warp Records, electric bleep techno sounds to bass-heavy styles and, more recently, the techno hotbed that is Hope Works warehouse. Now, along comes new 300-capacity club Dryad Works to play its part in Sheffield’s evolving story.
Situated in an industrial warehouse in Parkwood Springs, the space boasts two main rooms, a couple of chillout spaces and a courtyard, and the owners say the venue’s mission is to be “Sheffield’s home for collaboration through music, arts and culture”.
Following the recent launch party, the crew behind the club said: “It’s been a solid 18-month graft of hard work and, of course, many ups and downs here at Dryad Works. But to be able to bring this space to life in Sheffield and experience it firsthand with everybody is definitely one for the memory books. Thank you for being a part of our history and supporting Sheffield’s unique musical culture.”
Midland, Dr. Rubinstein and SpectraSoul have already played at the venue, so keep your eyes peeled for further announcements.