Created in 2012 – the brainchild of former Head of Programming at The End, Ajay Jayaram, and off-location event pioneer Dolan Bergin – The Hydra has built up an inimitable reputation. The Hydra's uncompromising mission is to collaborate with the finest artists, record labels and collectives from around the world, presenting them against a backdrop of superlative sound; bringing the very best underground electronic music to London’s doorstep.
The main Hydra series runs throughout Autumn, covering an undefined spectrum from the ever-evolving landscape of electronic music. Hence the name from Greek mythology, meaning a ‘beast with many heads’. The Hydra also rears its head at other events across the year in London and further afield...
The Hydra team were the first to truly break in the likes of now established 'warehouse' venues such as ICAN Studios, Peckham Palais and the much- missed Hackney Downs Studios, proving their ability to create excellent nightclub environments out of spaces where the natural logistical challenges would be otherwise prohibitive.
From 2014 The Hydra is permanently based in Studio Spaces E1.