Vigsy’s Festive Club Tips
By Paul Vig | Published on Tuesday 20 December 2016
The festive season is upon us yet again, and there are some great nights out to be had. New Year’s Eve this year is bursting with quality offerings, so it was tough to get it down to this shortlist. I’ve done it though, and thrown in a few extras to keep you going. Merry Christmas and happy new year!
Boxing Day: Backto95 at The Scala
Backto95 hits the Scala for this Boxing Day bash, taking us back 21 years. Norris Windross headlines the main room, with Mike Lloyd also appearing on that bill. Other highlights of the vast line-up include Top Buzz and JJ Frost, who’ll be taking us back to the jungle, and the Firin Squad in room three, taking it more soulful. The night will also be supporting the Stand Up To Cancer charity.
Monday 26 Dec, The Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9NL, £25, 10pm-5am. More info here.
NYE: Love Rave at The Coronet
Moondance and United Dance present this monster of a New Year’s Eve party at the Coronet over four areas. There are many, many names on the bill, but the biggies are Danny Byrd, Doc Scot, DJ Storm, JJ Frost, Mickey Finn and Jason Kaye. Check out the full line-up though, there are many, many, many more.
Saturday 31 Dec, Coronet Theatre, 28 New Kent Road, London, SE1 6TJ, £35, 8pm-6am. More info here.
NYE: Up On The Roof at The Prince Of Wales
Norman Jay heads this one up, interestingly supported by Colin Dale, the superb tech DJ of 1990s Kiss FM. Jay will be doing a four hour set that will straddle the all-important midnight marker. And there’s a silent disco up on the terrace too, for those who want to gaze at the stars.
Saturday 31 Dec: The Prince Of Wales, 467 Brixton Road, London, SW9 8HH, £35, 8pm-6am. More info here.
NYE: ATG at Junction House
Zed Bias heads to Junction House up in Dalston to headline this night. You will also find garage stalwart Dave Jones aka Maddslinky, plus Oneman and El-B, among others. They roll till 7am.
Saturday 31 Dec: Junction House, 578 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AH, £20, 9pm-7am. More info here.
New Year’s Day: Promised Land at Egg London
We’ve come this far, so why stop now? Keeping the party going on New Year’s Day, Egg sees Promised Land hit hard with Adamski, Terry Farley, Xpress2, Soul Avengerz and more. The main room promises to “take you through the years of house from the birth through to today’s music”. Nuff said.
Sunday 1 Jan, Egg London, 200 York Way, London, N7 9AX, £25, 9pm-7am. More info here.
New Year’s Day: Rekids at Oval Space
Also on New Year’s Day, Oval Space sees technomeister Robert Hood up there headlining. This Detroit wizard is backed up by Radio Slave and Ryan Elliott, busting out NYD techy mayhem.
Sunday 1 Jan, Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, London, E2 9DT, £25, 11pm-6am. More info here.