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The best parties happening across London this bank holiday

Posted at 3:30 pm, May 22, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
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Dance and party your way round the points of the city’s compass this bank holiday. Let Tristan Parker be your clubbing Christopher Columbus.


Not the Notting Hill Carnival, but huge fun nonetheless. This LGBT-focused party features glittery electro-pop group Neon Jungle and DJs from Stokey club night MissFit spinning house and R&B. Scala. £12-£35. 9pm-5am. Fri May 23.

Dope Disco Presents Danny Krivit
Ease yourself into the three-day bender with deep disco from New York’s Danny Krivit. He’s racked up four decades of DJing experience, so you’re in safe hands. Jazz Café. £10. 10pm-3am. Fri May 23.

Jaguar Skills

Jaguar Skills and His Amazing Friends
Unlike most big cats, masked mash-up master Jaguar Skills can splice beats like a demon. Catch him tonight with excellent US rapper Dominique Young Unique. KOKO. £15. 9pm-3am. Sun May 25.

Promised Land
Revel in retro at this unashamedly nostalgic party, through old-school hip hop, hip house and body-poppin’ early electro. It’s like the ’90s never ended. Egg. £10-£20. 4pm-8am. Sun May 25.

The Rite of Spring May



RamJam Bank Holiday Special
UK reggae royalty David Rodigan leads another of his RamJams. Mungo’s Hi-Fi bring dubby, smoky jams to the mix. Electric Brixton. £20. 10pm-6am. Fri May 23.

The Rite of Spring: The Great May Masquerade
One for the Marquis de Sade: cabaret, a baroque buffet, hot tubs and a recreated pagan sacrifice (for you to draw). The Coronet. £20. 10pm-4am. Sat May 24.

We Are FSTVL after-party
US deep house legend Kerri Chandler commands the crowd at an after-party for the Essex dance festival. Ministry of Sound. £18. 11pm-7am. Sat May 24.

A disco-dipped Gallic twosome – Dimitri From Paris and The Reflex – will be keeping the terrace of this Brixton staple grooving. The Prince of Wales. £15. 4pm-4am. Sun May 25.

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FabricLive: Hyperdub 10th Birthday
Gatecrash the bassiest birthday ever, as progressive label Hyperdub celebrate ten bone-shaking years with Kode9 and Mala. Fabric. £19. 11pm-7am. Fri May 23.

Night Tales
The pop-up Dalston party returns, filling a former Victorian powerhouse with top DJs (including Wildkats), cocktail bars and street food. Dalston Department Store. £6. 6pm-3am. Fri May 23  Sun May 25.

XOYO Loves: Hercules & Love Affair
The NYC disco troupe launch their new album with a live show, with Herc main man Andy Butler spinning tunes afterwards. The Laundry. £15. 9pm-5am. Fri May 23.

An epic two-parter. Hypnotic house queen Steffi leads the first leg while US DJ Ryan Elliot throws further slick beats at part two. Oval Space: 2pm-10.30pm. The Laundry: 10pm-6am. £14.50-£34.50. Sun May 25.



Jazzie B
Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B rocks up to rock this west London party boozer with vintage funk, classic R&B and golden soul tracks. Paradise by Way of Kensal Green. £5. 8pm-2am. Fri May 23.

The Qube Project
Step into the underground, literally, at this covert club night in a Victoria basement, soundtracked by German melodic house maestro Wankelmut. Secret Victoria location. £10. 10pm-5am. Fri May 23.

Kid You Not
An ultra-hip shindig for cool, cosmopolitan clubbing cats, daahling, featuring garage DJ Artful Dodger spinning tunes, plus beer pong and street food. Paradise by Way of Kensal Green. £8. 2pm-2am. Sun May 25.

Twisted Hearts
Producer Subculture Sounds twists hearts and minds with some dancehall, reggae and Latin sounds at this global beats night. Notting Hill Arts Club. £6, free before 7pm. 6pm-1am. Sun May 25.

Map out your bank holiday clubbing adventure here.

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