Willow (Workshop) (3-hour set)
SIMPLE IS BACK! We've been working hard, and so has The Bullingdon, to bring you a new and safe type of event for these strange and uncertain times. One that we hope will be the start of something that can sustain the venue, promoter and artist alike, for the music in which we love to immerse ourselves, and share with our friends and loved ones.
This is a seated event, one ticket buys you a table for up to six people.
There are, of course, rules for everyone's health and safety. Please read below The Bullingdon's COVID-safe rules before purchasing a ticket.
UPDATE from The Bullingdon about your table: "Oxford is in Tier 2, because we are an indoor venue it is the law that you all must be from one household."
HEALTH & SAFETY ❤
We’re excited to welcome you to The Bullingdon! In line with UK Government guidance — there will be a number of measures in place to keep everyone safe. Please read below:
Please do not attend if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been asked to self-isolate.
In the entry queue please wear mask and keep 2m between groups
All groups must arrive together.
DO NOT enter until told
Get NHS TRACK AND TRACE ready on your phone, NO SCAN = NO ENTRY
All guests will be asked to use provided hand sanitiser upon entry to the venue.
Please wear mask when moving around
Please follow the one way flow system throughout the venue
Please arrive no later than 30 minutes after the start of the event, so we can get everyone into the venue and seated safely.
You will be shown a table, you must not stand or mingle with other tables
All drink will be ordered at your table via a waiter and delivered to you. There will be no service at bars
Payments will be card only, and contactless where possible.
All food and drink will be ordered at your table via an app and delivered to you. There will be no service at bars
Toilets will be cleaned regularly. Only 2 people in the toilets at any time
The venue will be sanitised each day and tables sanitised between groups – so your table will be fresh and clean for your arrival.
All our staff will be trained to follow social distancing rules and provided with relevant PPE
Booths and tables have been separated by at least 2m
Please don’t arrange to meet in larger groups than your table allows. Keep to your own table area. We cannot allow tables to join together.
We have taken all possible precautions to make sure that groups can be safely separated and the venue facilities are safe — but we must rely on the judgement of customers with regards to the makeup of their groups. Please only attend in groups that you are happy will comply with government advice and your own circumstances.
Over 18s Only - ID Required
The venue does not have a cloak room for health & safety reasons during the pandemic. Please do not arrive with large bags or items as we will be unable to store them.
Finally, have fun – but please do respect everyone’s personal space, including fellow party goers and our staff!
Manchester’s finest Willow aka Sophie Wilson is the purveyor of a style defined from a bubbling melting pot of dubby textures, minimal patterns and stripped back influences. With an output spanning the realms of classic hip-hop, stripped back broken beat and sparse elements of leftfield house and ambient techno; Willow has developed a sound that’s unusually distinctive, yet hard to define. Her introduction came in 2014 when veteran DJ Move D included her first production ‘Feel Me’ in his Fabric 74 mix. Having pricked ears when he played the track out for the first time, Move D passed ‘Feel Me’ on to his friend Lowtec – who decided to give it a full release in a compilation on his Workshop imprint the following year.
The sub-heavy house tune with an earworm R&B vocal was a highlight on the LP, and then became No.6 in Resident Advisor’s tracks of 2015. Willow made her return to Workshop in 2016 with a full EP; bringing together warm, twisting melodies with delicate vocal flecks and heavy low-end stabs over lingering dimensions of beat-less bars.
“It’s in my heart man. When I first started going out clubbing I kind of lived in Sankeys. I was in there Friday night, Saturday night, from the beginning till the end. I remember thinking: ‘how do they make you feel like this with music? I want to do that’”
The finer points of Willow’s sound continue to stir intrigue from the mysterious variety of her productions to date. Her dynamic DJ style has been honed from years of record collecting in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, and the start of an on-going residency in Nottingham as one of the key drivers of party series 808, which led her to play alongside the likes of Optimo, Beatrice Dillon, Tama Sumo and of course, Move D. Evident in her much discussed mixes for the likes of Boiler Room, Resident Advisor and now an NTS residency – her sets are a heady weaving together of the elemental foundations of house, techno and the intricate sounds that fall in between.
Now based in London, Willow has become a name in demand at some of the best clubs and festivals around the world playing alongside names like Daphni, Ben UFO, Four Tet, DJ Koze, Omar S, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Joy Orbison, Pearson Sound and Workshop regular Kassem Mosse at clubs like Live at Robert Johnson Offenbach, De School Amsterdam, Panorama Bar Berlin, Printworks London, Concrete Paris, Blitz Munich, DC10 Ibiza etc. 2018 has seen Willow’s reach rise even further with a residency at Manchester’s Warehouse Project, Australia, India and South East Asia tours and gigs at Motion Bristol, Robert Johnson, Lux Lisbon, Waking Life Festival, Houghton, Field Day, Farr Festival and Gottwood Festival in the UK, Boiler Room sets at both AVA Festival Ireland and DC10 and much, much more.
Fuelled by a love of visiting new places, meeting new people and listening to good music – Willow is a producer and DJ who’s on a boundless upward rise.