Rumpus: Dahl vs Dali!


  • Fun Time Partying, Live Music and Something A Little Different
  • Tickets from £12.50 - £30.00
  • Angel
  • Over 18
  • Fri, 2nd Feb 2018 @ 22:00 - 6:00
  • 22:00 - 06:00


As an unreal antidote to the jaundiced January pallor, Rumpus is here to massacre the melancholy and furnish your February fix of tip-top, non-stop, animalistic amusement!

For 1 night, across 7 rooms and 8 phantasmagorical hours, Rumpus is back, bursting to the brim with live bands, DJs playing everything from turbo gypsy to Drum’n’Bass, art exhibitions, immersive theatre and walkabout performers.

Delve into a dazzling dream-scape of Dali-esque delights peopled with the inimitable inhabitants from the imagination of Roald Dahl.

It is with great excitement and no little trepidation that we lay before you this opulent opportunity for outlandish, hypnogogic and iconographic imaginings

Grab your gumption, take a long swig of marvellous medicine and prepare to perambulate through the fields of surreal.

What's more, more is more!

Back from the past, with fresh and inky promise, those incredible indelible masters of the craft: The Rumpus pARTy Collective - a hit squad of artists, veterans of vignettes so dangerous that their pencils are legally classed as weapons.

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Psst!  Looking for some Mumpus? Did you know Rumpus does free Mum Tickets?  If you want to show your Mum* what it is you do on a Friday night, she can get in for free!
*Dads count too.

Dress Code

Wacky Willy Wonkas, Peachy Peoples, Marvellous Mr Foxes, Mummys and DaDas, Rambunctious Roly Poly Birds, Piquant Picassos, Orange-cheeked Oompa-Loompas, Apple-cheeked Magrittes, Feathered pranksters  Funky Frida Kahlos, Twits both Mr and Mrs, Constellations of Joan Miros, Terrifying Trunchbulls, Mystical Mugglewumps, BFGs


Main Room

Cool Beans Collective  Off the rails tune selection from these rambunctious reprobates hunting down and delivering dance floor fillers and swung out bombs for set after infectiously pumping set!

DJ Arnivore
Rogue Siesta
Get nice and sweaty with both kinds of dance music: reggae and ska

Loud Noises Brass BandDoes what it says on the tin, but with nobs on!  Classy, brassy songsters.
Vibe Roulette - Two DJs!  Two MCs! Dance with chance. Spin the Wheel and ask yourself; Are you feeling lucky, punk?

Room 2

Wonderland - these radiant Rumpus regulars are taking up the baton for DJ shenanigans. The party is marvellously, magically, mad…and all for a good cause!

Watch this space as more line-up to be announced soon.

Room 3

Jon BonglyFeel the force of positive energy skillfully spinning anything with a swing. Happy music make feel nice.

Op Sa! – whirl and stomp with these fiery, tipsy gypsy Balkan beats bandsters.

Counting Coins - Get ready to skank, pogo, mosh, jig, polka and maybe even waltz. No enemies, no strangers – GET INVOLVED!

Heleness - tripping from blistering, punchy breakbeats, tribally techno, hypnotic tech house, sleazily grinding electro, to more mellow deep house and tropical Afro and Balearic beats.

NeoPink: NeoDroid - A performance DJ experience with live Djembe drumming over a pulsating African rhythm infused electronic dancescape. There may be DROiDs

Room 4 - The Cake Room

Swamp stomp string band - bonanza of bouncing banjos and bass!

Happy Biegel Klezmer Orkester - guaranteed to make you laugh, dance, and cry, all at the same time.

The Rin Tins - are you ready for folk fuelled jazz jive boogie?

Spanner jazz punks  - Anarcho-Gallic Extravagance - the troublesome offspring of a frenetic marriage between sleazy punk jazz and psychedelic performance art.

DJ Eltham John - Playing and flailing some tipsy gypsy dirty dancehall messy mash-up and circus bezerkers.

Room 5 - The Courtyard

The Alchemist and his wizard posse return to transform the Courtyard with their chilled out beats and bass.

Room 6 - Wonderland Cafe

If a dance floor full of this wonderful crew wasn’t enough prepare for the all the cosy splendour of our favourite festive café.  It’s time for tea and cakes with these whimsically wonderful charitable Wonderland Creatures

Room 7 - Rumpus CineRave

VJ Harper returns to send you on a sensory excursion up the stairs…and beyond!






Ticket Event time Cost
Super Quantum Ticket of Doom 22:00 - 06:00 £12.50
Super Cheap Advance Ticket 22:00 - 06:00 £15.00
Super Advance Ticket 22:00 - 06:00 £20.00
Advance Ticket 22:00 - 06:00 £25.00
Full Price Ticket 22:00 - 06:00 £30.00



The Islington Metal Works, 7, Torrens St, London, EC1V 1NQ




Rumpus Productions Ltd


The Islington Metal Works

The Islington Metal Works

The Islington Metal Works in North London is a fully licensed, flexible event space. Found tucked behind Angel tube, this warehouse space, built in the late 19th century hosts some of the most famous, unique and eclectic events in the city.  The disorientating layout of this incredible warehouse…

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