From May 2021, Liverpool’s Invisible Wind Factory are debuting their brand-new concept – the Rollerdrome.
The iconic venue is being transformed into an immersive production and a unique roller-skating experience which debuts on Saturday May 22nd, with skaters of all abilities welcome, from beginners to advanced across a range of classes. Tickets and info are available from www.iwf-rollerdrome.com.
The first season’s theme is an interplanetary disco with mirrored geometry, laser grids and a giant floating spaceship, creating an other-worldly experiential adventure in typical IWF style. A series of events with Liverpool Disco Festival’s United Skates are already confirmed.
Throughout 2021 the IWF team will be exploring ways to combine exercise, sport and well-being with immersive audio-visual production, music and art – and the Rollerdrome is the first stage. With so much time spent locked down in the last 12 months, the absence of gyms, clubs and wider culture has been profound. In this spirit IWF will have a new focus on activities that promote physical, mental and social well-being for everyone, from young starters, families and solo skaters through to all ages welcome from across the city region.
Some of the new additions to Invisible Wind Factory include a permanent wooden dance floor and a range of quality skating gear to hire. There will be street food and a cafe and a bar service with cocktails, soft drinks and more. IWF’s Rollerdrome will be the only roller-skating facility in the city, offering a wide range of fitness classes and skating events each week, collaborating with a host of skaters, promoters and artists. One of the headline collaborations is with Liverpool Disco Festival, who will host a range of events featuring international DJs and live acts under their own banner, ‘United Skates’, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The safety of their visitors is paramount to IWF. With the doors opening to the public from May 22nd, stringent plans are in place to ensure a safe and Covid secure experience for all visitors from start to finish of each experience.
Invisible Wind Factory say: “We’ve taken this opportunity to link fitness and sport activities with an immersive audio visual experience, and we’re really excited about turning fitness on its head to create something genuinely experimental and unseen before. We will continue to host world-class live music and club nights, working with local and national promoters but with more on offer during the daytimes. After a year or more away, we want to offer people the ultimate dance floor to return to.”
Liverpool Disco Festival say: “We are stoked to finally launch our new ‘United Skates’ concept. Skating parties at our festival events have always proven super popular and now the plan is to take things up to the next level and deliver these regular sessions, uniting people via skating. As with all our events quality music, artists and musical community approach will be at the heart of the programming and we will be delving deep into the roots of skate culture to deliver an authentic experience merged with contemporary high-level production at The Invisible Wind Factory. Their unbeatable otherworldly immersive magic will no doubt help make this something very special indeed.”
Invisible Wind Factory Rollerdrome
Invisible Wind Factory, 3 Regent Rd, Liverpool, L3 7DS
Info and tickets: www.iwf-rollerdrome.com