What are the dates and opening times of Defected London?

Defected London at The Drumsheds will be on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th September 2021. The festival will run from 11:15am - 21:45pm on Saturday and 12pm - 10:30pm on Sunday.

When should I arrive at Defected London?

Please arrive between 11:15am - 6pm on Saturday and 12pm - 6pm on Sunday. Last entry is 6pm on both days, if you arrive later than this you will not be admitted to the venue.

Where Is Defected London?

The Drumsheds is at Meridian Water, Argon Road, London N18 3BW.

How do I get to Defected London?

Walking – If travelling by foot please arrive via N17 0QJ.

Train & Tube – Meridian Water station is a 5-minute walk to the venue with a regular service to and from Stratford, calling at Lee Bridge, Tottenham Hale, Northumberland Park and Meridian Water.

If travelling via the Victoria Line, please change at Tottenham Hale for Abellio Greater Anglia services to and from Meridian Water. Please do not attempt to walk to the venue from Tottenham Hale.

Taxi – Please use the postcode N18 3BW. There will be an official Uber and Black Cab drop-off and pick-up point.

What is the Defected London’s entrance policy?

All tickets will be checked and scanned on entry. Searching is a condition of entry to protect your safety and that of other visitors. All persons entering the venue are also governed by the licence conditions and are liable for searches by security staff. Full body and bag searches will be carried out before entry is granted. Any refusal by the ticket holder to comply with such searches may result in refusal of admission and eviction from the venue without refund or compensation.

When I leave the Defected London at the Drumsheds, can I re-enter? 

No, unfortunately not. There will be no re-entry.

What forms of ID can I bring for entry? 

A valid passport, foreign national ID cards, driving license or home office approved PASS hologram will be accepted as identification and/or proof of age. If you are not able to provide a valid and in-date form of ID, you may be refused entry on to the premises.

Do I have to be 18+ to attend? 

Yes, Defected London is an 18+ event. You may be asked to prove your age on entry to the venue, so please bring along your I.D.

Can I bring my own food & drink?

You’re not permitted to bring food or drink into the venue.

There will be a delicious range of food and drink options. You can ask for free drinking water from the bars.

Does the Drumsheds venue have a bag policy?

Yes, If bringing a bag it should be no bigger than A4 size. We have lockers available for £9.00 should you wish to use these.

Someone is making me feel uncomfortable – what should I do? 

Your safety and comfort during your visit to The Drumsheds is our absolute priority. Should anyone make you feel uncomfortable at any time, please talk to any member of staff.

Can I smoke/vape at the venue?

Within the designated outside smoking areas, yes. If you are caught smoking anywhere except for the designated outdoor smoking areas, you will be ejected from the venue without a refund.

Can I bring my prescription medicine and/or medical equipment to the Defected London? 

If you need to bring any medicine or medical equipment to the event, this will need to be booked and approved with The Drumsheds in advance of the show. To request this, please email –


For ticket holders based in England you will be required to present the NHS Covid Pass to provide one of the following:

  • Proof of a negative lateral flow test [within 48 hours of the event] These tests are free and can be easily accessed via either your local pharmacy or online.
  • Proof of a negative PCR test [within 48 hours of the event]
  • You can order a free PCR test kit to be sent to your home or book an appointment at a walk-in or drive-through test site. Both can be done via
  • Proof of natural immunity by way of a positive PCR test [within 180 days of the event]. 
  • Completion of a  full course (both jabs) of vaccination [at least 14 days ahead of the event]

For ticket holders based elsewhere in the UK you will be required to present one of the following:

  • Proof of a negative NHS lateral flow test [within 48 hours of the event] Please register your negative test result HERE.
  • Proof of a negative NHS PCR test [within 48 hours of the event] Via your official email or SMS result.
  • Completion of a full UK course of vaccination, via an NHS Covid Pass letter [at least 14 days ahead of the event]

For international ticket holders outside of the UK, you will be required to present one of the following:

  • Proof of a negative NHS lateral flow test [within 48 hours of the event] lease register your negative test result HERE. (using your UK accommodation/place of residence postcode) 
  • Proof of a negative NHS PCR test [within 48 hours of the event] via your official email or SMS result. Any other forms of proof (excluding exemptions) will not be accepted.

Do I need to wear a face covering / social distance at Defected London? 
You will not be required to wear a face covering or practice social distancing at the event, however we advise visitors to remain responsible and wear a face covering where appropriate.