LOWD Sound System

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24 Feb 2024

South Warehouse, Aviva Studios, Water Street, Manchester, M3 4JQ

Tickets

FREE, Pre-booking required

7–11pm

To book access tickets please call 0161 817 4531 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm) or email access@factoryinternational.org

16+ - Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
Running time: 4 hours. 7pm-11pm.

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Accessibility features available for this event: Wheelchair Access

LOWD brings their revolutionary sound system to the South Warehouse for a huge free show – featuring Chimpo, Jenna G, Fox, Black Josh, Chunky and J.Chambers (live)

LOWD Sound System are taking over the South Warehouse with their debut show, mixing heavyweight sounds with incredible visuals – all while championing social and ecological causes.

Expect a Manchester legends set from Chimpo ft Jenna G, Chunky and Fox. World-class Manc rappers Black Josh and J. Chambers & The Redemption Sound both perform live, as well as the multi-talented MC, producer and singer-songwriter Renee Stormz. From London, special guest Louis VI is also live. The incredible OneDa presents the HERchester Cypher – a collective of female and non-binary rappers based in Manchester freestyling together. VJ Matt Black (Coldcut) provides visuals throughout the night, which is compered by hosts Lionbeat and HAM. And with LOWD residents DJ Snuff and D'Vo – the bass culture and ama sounds are on lock. Don’t miss it.

LOWD (Love Overcomes World Destruction) is a state-of -the-art sound system built by renowed free party crew Innerfield. LOWD platforms cultural resistance, bringing in-house selectors and local communities together through bass culture.

Saturday evening plans: sorted. Just bag a free ticket to secure your spot. The Fête of Britain is a four-day celebration of collaboration and imagination in the face of the great challenges of our time. From the climate crisis to the cost of living, nothing is off the table. The Fête of Britain takes over Aviva Studios from 22 to 25 February 2024. Find out more: The Fête of Britain.

Tickets

This event is free to attend.

Please book a ticket to reserve your spot.

Good to know

To keep you safe when visiting Aviva Studios, security checks and bag checks by our Visitor Safety team will be in operation on entry to the gig. Please keep personal belongings to a minimum – bags above the size of an A4 sheet of paper will not be allowed.

Access information

Our full address is Aviva Studios, Water Street, Manchester M3 4JQ and the what3words is chop.feeds.chase.

You can approach Aviva Studios along Water Street (coming from Quay Street) or along Liverpool Road (coming from Deansgate or Castlefield). Both entrances to the building have double sets of glass doors.

To book access tickets and personal assistant tickets please call 0161 817 4531 (Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm) or email access@factoryinternational.org

Access bookings can be made by email or phone. They are also available in person at Aviva Studios.

Once inside Aviva Studios, there is step-free access to all areas of the venue. The flooring throughout the building is smooth concrete.

This event takes place in the Warehouse at Aviva Studio. This is a large, high ceilinged space.

The entrance to the Warehouse is by lift or stairs from the Social. Two lifts and a staircase to the Warehouse are located in the Social opposite the bar.

The Social has a range of seating, including those with arms and backs.

The bars in the Social and Hall Foyer have lowered accessible service points.

Our building is large. We have portable stools available to borrow if you would benefit from resting along the way during your visit.

We have wheelchair spaces and seats at standing events for all events.

There is likely to be high noise levels and use of lighting effects such as strobe/haze used at this event.

You can find further information about general accessibility at Aviva Studios on our main Access Information page

There is step-free access to all areas of the venue, with lift access to the Warehouse from the Social.

For standing gigs and shows in our Warehouse space, we provide an accessible viewing platform with wheelchair spaces, and seating for those who need it. Our current set up for most shows is that we will have two accessible viewing platforms available for anyone who needs a wheelchair space or a seat for access reasons. AVP 1 is a small, lower platform with ramp access, which is located to one side of the room closer to the stage area – this has limited capacity. The second, larger capacity AVP 2 is located towards the back of the Warehouse – it is higher above the crowd and will be staffed throughout the night. This platform has dedicated bar service. If you would like more information about accessible seating options for a specific show, please call 0161 817 4531 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm) or email access@factoryinternational.org and we’ll be happy to talk it through. Access bookings can be made by email or phone, or by popping into our venue (Tuesday-Sunday, 10am to 9pm).

There are accessible toilets on all public levels of our building.

Accessible toilets are located inside the main toilets space in the brick arches of the Social.

Here you’ll find a mixture of accessible cubicles with left- or right-hand transfer, towards the back of the space, as well as ambulant accessible cubicles with grab rails, as well as a Changing Places facility.

The toilets in the brick arches of the Social are split into male, female and gender neutral – all of which contain accessible cubicles. There are shared handwashing facilities in each arch – they have soap dispensers under the mirrors to your left and dryers to the right. There are separate handwashing facilities inside the accessible cubicles.

There are additional single-room accessible toilets located in both Hall Foyers, at stalls and circle level.

There are additional single-room accessible toilets located in the Warehouse Foyer.

You do not need a key to use the accessible toilets at Aviva Studios.

Assistance dogs are welcome in our building, and we can provide mats and water bowls on request, just ask a host when you arrive. We can also take care of your assistance dog if you do not want to take your dog into the performance space. Please also refer to our assistance dogs policy.

If you are bringing an assistance dog to a ticketed event, please let us know in advance by contacting access@factoryinternational.org or calling our access phone number: 0161 817 4531 (phone lines are open 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday).

Travel information

The venue can be approached along Water Street (coming from Quay Street) or along Liverpool Road (coming from Deansgate or Castlefield).

The Water Street route is the quickest way to arrive at our City Square entrance (the main entrance for this show).

Our closest stations are:

Salford Central station: 0.4 miles

Deansgate station and Deansgate-Castlefield tram: 0.6 miles

St Peter’s Square tram: 0.6 miles

Manchester Victoria station is approximately one mile from Aviva Studios

Manchester Piccadilly station is approximately 1.3 miles from Aviva Studios

Click on the links above to find detailed access information for each station.

By Bike

There are 40 bike parking spaces at Aviva Studios including space for two accessible bikes.

National Cycling Route 6 passes close to the venue and this TfGM webpage can help with route planning.

You can also hire bikes from on-street docking stations across the city centre. The closest docking stations to our venue are currently on Deansgate by Liverpool Road and (400m from the building) and by King Street (500m from the building). Take a look at Transport for Greater Manchester’s webpage for advice on cycle hire.

By Walking and Other Active Means

Aviva Studios can be approached along Water Street via Liverpool Road (coming from Deansgate or Castlefield).

If you're coming from Quay Street, the safest route to avoid construction works is via the cut-through opposite Gartside Street and past Booking.com.

All footways in the surrounding area are well lit and there are appropriate crossings across all main roads.

Pedestrians with visual impairment are recommended to approach the building via Water Street, from Liverpool Road. This route has traditional carriageway and footway design with fixed street furniture which should help with navigation to the entrance.

A footbridge at Left Bank in Spinningfields provides an accessible link across the River Irwell to Salford Central station, and a further footbridge also links Aviva Studios with the Salford area of Middlewood Locks.

Free bus services stop at all city-centre stations, and near to Aviva Studios along Deansgate, Bridge St and Quay St. Buses on these free routes are wheelchair accessible. For full details of the free bus routes, please visit the TfGM website.

There is a car park approximately 0.6 miles from the event entrance at Water Street Car Park, New Elm Rd, Manchester, M3 4JH.

There is also a NCP car park (Manchester Spinningfields) approximately 0.5 miles away from the venue at Spinningfields, New Quay Street, Manchester, M3 3BE. It has 35 accessible bays.

There are 8 Blue Badge spaces close to our river entrance, under the railway tracks on Water St coming from Liverpool Rd. There are also a few along Quay St. Otherwise head towards Liverpool Road, Great John St and Lower Byrom St – close to our neighbours, the Science and Industry Museum where there are a small number of additional Blue Badge spaces.

For a list of other parking bays available in the area, visit Manchester City Council website.

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