Truman Brewery to house new BBC3 music show

By londonist_music Last edited 138 months ago
Truman Brewery to house new BBC3 music show
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Down in the Londonist music dungeon, rumours are beginning to trickle through about a new BBC3 music show coming to the East End. Its working title is "Guerrilla", and it'll be fronted by Radio 1's Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and Nihal. There's also talk of comedian Russell Kane making his TV debut as a co-presenter.

Londonist did a little bit of digging and discovered it's going to be filmed in the old boiler room of the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, which is a rather exciting prospect. For those that haven't been inside, it's a rather cavernous bare-brick room at the base of the brewery's iconic chimney.

What's more, the show allegedly also features a guerrilla gig which will take place at another intimate venue somewhere in the capital. The location and band will be announced at the beginning of the show, giving viewers just under an hour to get there. This may sound rather London-centric, but it's worth bearing in mind that we're talking about a pilot here. The word on the street says this secret gig will take place anywhere in the country if the show gets the nod by the BBC's commissioners.

The live pilot will be broadcast on BBC3 at 11pm on March 31st, and so far performances from Kano and bright young things Guillemots appear to have been confirmed.

In the past, the Truman's 'Boiler House' has been used for various purposes, from undergraduate degree shows to exclusive parties and gigs (including Little Richard, evidently!), but Londonist has never seen it used on live TV before.

Sounds like an intriguing show; if we find out anything else, we'll let you know.

Last Updated 08 March 2006