The site on which York Way’s infamous club sits was a desolate warehouse space just north of King’s Cross station back in 1997 when it was purchased by club promoter Laurence Malice. It took six years for the relevant licences to be attained and building work to be completed, before it opened in 2003.
Which means that this month it celebrates its 15th birthday. Incidentally, it was also one of the first in London to place a real emphasis on outside space – a few years before the smoking ban came into place.
The main music policy of the club has always been house and techno while also focusing on bass and electro. Week in, week out it hosts up to a dozen artists, fro m local DJs to underground heroes and international superstars.
The Egg’s big 15 Years celebrations kick off on May 4th with Part 1: Lost Frequencies, an afternoon event that runs into the evening party. Big names include Radioslave, Fjaak and Tobi Neumann plus a 20 Years Of Novamute Showcase with Daniel Miller, Terence Fixmer and Nicolas Bougaïeff.