Fabric man set to ruffle feathers with Dalston's Nest

PUBLISHED: 12:41 27 September 2010

The Juan Maclean, who play the Nest's opening night.

The Juan Maclean, who play the Nest's opening night.


WHEN the founder of the world's best club and the man behind some of London's trendiest pubs melded minds to open a new venue in Stoke Newington, anticipation was always going to reach fever pitch.

The Nest opens its doors on Thursday, October 14, and if a Gumtree advert for bar staff - which attracted thousands of views - is a barometer of popularity then it looks set to challenge the area’s premiere hotspots, Dalston Superstore and Alibi.

The club and live music venue will occupy the former site of Bardens Boudoir, which shut down in July, leaving a significant blank space on the Dalston club trail.

Farringdon’s Fabric founder Steve Ball and Riz Shaikh, who runs indie pilgrimage The Old Queens Head in Islington, are the masterminds behind the club in Stoke Newington Road.

The site has been completely refurbished, will have a capacity between 300 and 350 and an “amazing PA system”, according to bosses.

Electro house maestro The Juan MacLean, trumpeted by Annie Mac, will headline the Nest’s opening night.

Hotly-tipped Australian duo Flight Facilities and Dalston’s own The C90’s provide support.

The club will be backing new electronic music and has already enlisted a DJ set from southern Californian trio Human Life, who play on October 24.

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