Brixton’s POW reopens the roof after two Covid years

roof terrace venue

One of Brixton’s stand-out music venues, POW above the Prince of Wales opposite Windrush Square, is to reopen its unique roof terraces after two years.

Their capacity of 735 makes POW South London’s biggest rooftop club – watched over by Clapham-based artist Maggi Hambling’s iconic heron sculpture.

POW will host multi-genre events from Thursday to Sunday each week.

Its inside club space has also seen major renovation.

club interior

The venue has two large, licensed, outdoor heated roof terraces, with a Funktion One sound system and views over Brixton and the skyline beyond.

 After forced closures during Covid, the venue has re-established itself with support from customers and the Arts Council England Culture Recovery Fund

The club’s new programme begins officially at the end of March.

A diverse and varied programme will include talent across amapiano, Afrohouse, dancehall, reggae, soca, UK bass, rap and garage, all celebrating Brixton’s rich musical heritage.

Seasoned headliners will join emerging gems across house, disco, tech house and more.

POW, says midweek events will celebrate all things live, as it welcomes top performers from the worlds of comedy and cabaret, and live bands.

outdoor club terrace

The Spring/Summer schedule will see the return of global music platform Sofar Sounds, bringing intimate gigs with emerging artists, interactive hip hop karaoke and a soon to be announced Cloud X + Down South residency.

Last year this featured Shyone, Bossy LDN, Lil C +. Popcaan. The Gorillaz also made an appearance.

Local live music promoters will host the best in local talent.

“With a well-rounded selection of events on offer, POW continues contributing to Brixton’s and the wider South London cultural scene,” the venue said. “We aim to provide a vibrant and discerning nightlife option for the surrounding area.”

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With a full summer series still to be announced, Spring events already scheduled include:

Saturday 26 March

Drums Radio presents Sounds of African Electronic Music. London’s first African electronic music festival, the event will feature deep house, Afrohouse, amapiano and gqom from guests and Drums Radio residents including DJ Manoo, DJ IC, Logic Senya, Charisse C, Emerzy Corbin, and more.

“This is a momentous event for African electronic music – a scene that is typically overlooked and undervalued – and one that will make history,” said DJ and Drums Radio founder Mr. Silk, who will perform at the event.

Friday 8 April

In an international debut, VHOOR – one of the most original beatmakers in Brazil, who mixes electronic music with elements of funk and Afro-Latin percussion.

Friday 15 April

Crazy P Soundsystem.

Sunday 17 April

Norman Jay MBE and Jazzie B.

Saturday 30 April

Brixton Disco Festival 2022 with Mr Scruff, Dave Lee, The Shapeshifters, DJ Paulette, Greg Wilson, Colleen Cosmo Murphy.

467- 469 Brixton Road, SW9 8HH