The NYC Downlow

Glastonbury & Lovebox Festivals

2007 to 2015

The NYC Downlow was created by Block9 for Glastonbury 2007 as an answer to a gaping hole in the British festival scene. In this film-set replica of a ruined NYC tenement, the murky homo fantasies of The Downlow crew fuse to resurrect New York's golden age. The exposed first floor apartment is an outdoor music and performance stage, playing host to the UK's finest alternative cabaret stars. Having purchased a false moustache from the 'Porn Kiosk' (with proceeds going to charity) you make your way down a seedy back alley into a vintage New York gay club.

The design creates a realistic and authentic environment for vintage music, providing an explosive, all-night audiovisual experience.