The Cause


About us

The cause is a temporary DIY space for London, celebrating dance music culture, London nightlife, independent business and positive mental health. Held within an ex car-mechanics depot, recently turned into a multi-functional community project that supports arts, independent business, start-ups and a community garden from our neighbours Grow.

The industrial venue hosts a labyrinth of interconnecting outdoor and indoor spaces  and will operate for around 18 months, bringing arts and electronic music to North London, whilst using  best endeavours to raise awareness and funds for both local and national mental health charities.

Brought to you by one half of the infamous The London Loft Party and allies met along the journey, everything has been built in-house by a group of friends with passion, attention and detail.

The site also provides low risk space for local start-ups and co-working freelancers, unique locations for filming and photo-shoots, a cafe as well as hosting a wide variety of community events. Above the main room we house a dog-training centre and daycare, a tattooist and in our cocktail bar, Idris Barbering Co provide the best cuts in North London during the day.

Our custom built Core Soundsystem has been hand-made on site with love by our friends Milton and Bruno. The DJ booth is built by our creative director Eugene from solid concrete, specifically with world class electronic artists in mind, slap bang in the middle of the dancefloor.  The bar has been built from recycled steel and reclaimed wood, painted and decorated by volunteers.

Our draught lager is supplied by independent brewery 5 Points and our house rum provided by Pirate's Grog, a London based independent distiller, in part exchange for office space on site. 

The site is an eco-system, constantly evolving and built upon trading skills, space and talent all giving birth to a truly unique grass roots space.


Previous guests..


A Sagittariun / Adam Shelton / ADJ / Alex Picone / Andrew Hill (Abandon Silence) / Andy Blake / Billy Nasty / BINH  / Bodin & Jacob (Traffic Records / Cocoon) / Bodyhammer / Boo Williams / Brawther / Bruno Schmidt / Bushwacka!/ Brothers Black (Bade Records) / Clive Henry / Cloudface (live) / Dark Sky / Debonair / Delano Smith / Demuja / Derrick May / DJ D.Dee (Pacific Rhythms) / DJ Deeon (Dance Mania) / DJ October / DJ Pierre (Phuture / Wild Pitch) / Eddie Richards  / Electric Indigo / Ellen Allien / Errorbeauty / Felix Dickinson / Foamplate / Forward Strategy Group / Forest Drive West / Garry Todd (B-Pitch Control) / Geddes / Gene On Earth / Georgia Girl / Gideon (NYC Downlow) / Harri (Sub Club) / Harriman / Hannah Holland / Intergalactic Gary / James Priestley / Jay Tripwire / Jean Claude (if Music) / Johnny Aux (Paranoid London) / Klose One / Kenny Larkin (Detroit) / K-Hand / Levon Vincent / Lone / Laurine (Slow Life) / Lizz (Sunrise) / Loefah / Malebox / Mark E (Merc/Spectral) / Marshall Jefferson / Madalba (Tresor) / Mark Grusane (Mr Peabody records, Chicago) / Mr C / Neil Landstrumm live / Jimpster / Junkie Inoue / Martyne (Traffic Records / Cocoon) / Mike Servito / Moodymanc / Mosca / Octo Octa / Omid 16B / Paul Blackford / Posthuman / Robert James / Rommek / Roman K (Closer, Kiev) / Radioactive Man live / Ross Allen / Samuel Kerridge / San Proper / Saytek (live) / Sean Johnston (ALFOS / Hardway Bros) / Skatebård / Skee Mask / Shur-I-Kan / Simo Cell / Ste Roberts (Hypercolour) / Stephane Ghenacia / Steve O'Sullivan (live) / Subb-An / Symon Lynch b2b Dani (London modular Alliance) / Sync 24 / Tape Fear / Telephones / The Analogue Cops (live) / The Pilotwings / Timothy Clerkin / Timothy J Fairplay / Tom Demac / Transparent Sound / Tusk Wax / Varhat / Voigtmann / Willow / YouAndEwan


We have hosted events that support a wide variety of charities. However, our main focus is raising both awareness and funds for mental health charities, in particular the three below.

Mind in Haringey

Mind in Haringey provides information, advice and support to people affected by mental health problems, primarily in Haringey. They work to prevent mental health problems, promote mental well being and ensure those with mental health problems are respected and included in our local community.

Their mission is to support anyone in Haringey with mental health issues by listening to people, defending their rights and helping them to lead fulfilling lives


The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. Join the campaign to take a stand against male suicide and get the tools you need for action.

Help Musicians UK : Music Minds Matter

Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Music Minds Matter is a support line and service for the whole UK music community.

If you want someone to talk to, or even explore avenues for ongoing support, get in touch, anytime. They're here to help. 
0808 802 8008