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Vigsy’s Festive Tips

By | Published on Friday 22 December 2017

Lasers, mate

So the festive season is upon us, and there’s so much choice on offer for those of you looking for a good party in London. Boxing Day sees a fair few clubs back in action to help your dance off the turkey, and there’s a whole plethora of great New Year’s Eve parties to choose from. Here are a few picks.

Backto95 Boxing Day Special at The Scala
Backto95 returns with its fifteenth Boxing Day Special at the Scala, ready to take you right back to 1995 with Norris Windross, Pioneer, Jason Kaye, DJ Fen, Ray Hurley, Andy B and more. They’ll be raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital too.

Tuesday 26 Dec, 275 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross, London, N1 9NL, 10pm-6am, £22. More info here.

Rogue Boxing Day Special at Brixton Jamm
Keeping it D&B, Rogue takes over Boxing Day at Brixton Jamm for a second year. There’ll be some big names in attendance, Slimzee doing a hardcore set, plus Kenny Ken & The Ragga Twins, Ray Keith, Brockie, Ashattack and more.

Tuesday 26 Dec, 261 Brixton Rd, London, SW9 6LH, 10pm-5am, £20. More info here.

Egg Boxing Day Special
Egg will be putting on its traditional Boxing Day event too, which this year sees Waze & Odyssey, Mark Fanciulli and Ellie Cocks getting in on the action.

Tuesday 26 Dec, 200 York Way, London, N7 9AX, 11pm-6am, £10-20. More info here.

New Year’s Eve at Ghost Notes
New Peckham venue Ghost Notes has done a grand job putting together its first NYE party, bringing in Quantic and Alex Nut to spin into 2018.

Sunday 31 Dec, Ghost Notes, Peckham Levels, 95a Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST, 9pm-4am, £12.50. More info here.

BBE New Year’s Eve Party at Institute Of Light
BBE will be taking over Hackney’s Institute Of Light, with label co-founder Peter Adarkwah joining a bill that also includes Kiri R2, 4 To The Floor DJs and Jake Holloway. There’s a free CD for all and a winter barbecue if you arrive before 10pm.

Sunday 31 Dec, The Institute Of Light, 376 Helmsley Place, London, E8 3SB, 6pm-3am, Free. More info here.

Good Times x Up On The Roof NYE at The Prince Of Wales
Over at The Prince Of Wales in Brixton, Norman Jay will be turning in a four hour set, which will span the midnight boundary into the new year. Also on the bill are Ricky Morrison, Rob Alldritt, Richie Cox, Linden C, Richie Fingers and Kenny Charles, with a silent disco on the roof.

Sunday 31 Dec, The Prince Of Wales, 467-469 Brixton Road, London, SW9 8HH, 8pm-5am, £30-35. More info here.

Glamorous London NYE at Bosco Lounge
If you fancy something a bit more upmarket, check out the Bosco Lounge, where Danny Rampling will be heading up the party in this swanky Surbiton hotel.

Sunday 31 Dec, Bosco Lounge, 9 St Mark’s Hill, Surbiton, KT6 4LQ, 7pm-2am, £20-30. More info here.

Breakin Science NYE at Coronet Theatre
Get your D&B fix at the Coronet with Breakin Science, who are bringing in a huge list of the genre’s royalty. Dillinja, Grooverider, Logan D, Voltage, Brockie, Nicky Blackmarket, Heist, Nu Elementz, Ruffstuff and Uncle Dugs are all among those on board.

Sunday 31 Dec, Coronet Theatre, 28 New Kent Road, London, SE1 6TJ, 8pm-6am, £35-40. More info here.

Hospitality, The Blast & Metropolis Present at Printworks
And finally, giving you a chance to keep the party going further into the new year, Printworks has an event kicking off at lunchtime on the 1st. Noisia top the bill, with the likes of Caspa, DJ Zinc, London Elektricity, Mumdance and Slipmatt all geared up.

Monday 1 Jan, Printworks, Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7PJ, 1pm-10pm, £40. More info here.

Phew! I’m exhausted. Merry Christmas to one and all, and a very happy new year.