Rumpus: Masquerade & Motley

The Islington Metal Works

Friday 3 June 2016

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Friday 3 June 2016
22:00 - 06:00
Fun Time Partying, Clubbing, Festival, Live Music
Over 18


Rumpus: Masquerade and Motley sold out in a record 6 days.

As a result we have added an extra party to this season's line up. Keep your eyes peeled for our July Summer Bash and our cheeky take over of the Hot Cakes Boat Party


Resplendent Creatures!

Your formal invitation is here.

The Court of Rumpus warmly welcomes Kings, Queens, Gentle Jesters and motley crues to don your masks, paint your smiles, and wander our fair our Kingdom. Come!

For one night, across seven rooms and 8 bewitching hours the Court of Rumpus revels! The Scribes and Annie O have faced highwaymen and high seas to make their way to the Main Room. The Travelling Tavern returns bursting with bands and bards from around the world, with sultry blues & luscious jazz that swings through time.

Djs deliver drop-dead divine beats, acrobats perform fantastic feats and feints of Circus as roving artists roam.

Expect all this and oh-so-much more - for you are in favour of the tip-top, non-stop carousing, cavorting Court of Rumpus!




(More acts to follow week by week!)


Main Room

Perhaps Contraption - The opulent, outrageous twisted brass, art pop band is set to astound with their wit, humour & undeniably delectable horn hounding sound.

Annie O – The Queen of Mashup blazing a blitz of Electro Swing and Nu Disco to get you trotting!

The Scribes – Rumpus goes hip hop! A blast of brilliance with more energy than could possibly be sensible!


Room 2 – Hot Cakes presents The Bass Bin


Hot Cakes and Rumpus have been throwing parties together since before there was a Hot Cakes and before there was a Rumpus. When we need Bass, we go to the folks who have it in bin-fulls.

Deekline – When he’s not busy blowing up tunes on Radio 1 or remixing Prodigy tunes, our man Deekline comes to Rumpus. It doesn’t get much bigger than this.

DJ Spookz - the sound of record shops, dirty underground venues and 4am sessions in the studio.

Jurassik – Rumpus loves Jurassik. Before we believed in Rumpus, he believed in us. Serving up breaks like no one else can, we can’t wait for him to get behind the decks for us again!

Final Conflict – A reputation as a genre defying dance floor smasher forged on the bass heavy battle fields of the UK underground scene

Kurse - Purveyor of slick UK bass & breakbeat music on hyped imprint Saucy Records and other, this Hot Cakes regular is a guaranteed floorfiller.

Room 3 - Buffo’s Wake present Medieval Mustard


The boys are back in town. We tried to go cold turkey, but we were jonesin’ hard for a fix of Buffo all too soon

La Trocamba Matanusca - Spanish musical gypsies from Valencia to London, via the Balkans. Fiery brass and volcanic percussion!

The Discount Orchestra - High octane south London seven piece, blending gypsy punk and speed-folk into hard rhythms and melodic oddities - guaranteed to get you bouncing!

Haris Pilton DJ - Globe trotting Balkan party starter, original ambassador of Gypsy Dub and the UFOSlavians - from Ljubljana to London for some Rumpus action!

DJ Iva - Goulash Disko crew taking over Rumpus and bringing us into the early hours with eclectic Balkan bangers and tropical gypsy dub!

DJ Wedding Fight - 'More raucous fun than a punch up at a Balkan wedding' - The Buffos Wake resident DJ will be opening and closing the evening with his blend of gyp-hop and anthemic Balkan misc, and probably more than a little Taylor Swift.


Room 4 - The Travelling Tavern


With the Rumpus pARTy Collective

Every royal court needs an underground tavern to titillate its people and on that most marvellous note we now decree to much felt glee - The Travelling Tavern is back! Prepare for the usual medley of the most incredible musicians… who happen to play pretty good too.

And for all those who have been missing the marvel that is the Kazoo Orchestra, could this be your night? Does the most affronting of horns draw near? Why have the Kazoos been silenced of late?

Balothizer - A supergroup of London's Greek musical heroes featuring members of The Turbans, Electric Litany and Valia Calda playing traditional Cretan tunes with beatnik attitude and bebop virtuosity.

Sling - Arthouse space blues for dancing with your mind, trippy explorative jive hop for your itchy feet.

Gertie and Her Gaiety - With all the roaring razzmatazz of the Twenties and Thirties, Gertie brings you the swing, rag-time, chanson and more of this giddy and gay era. Toe-tapping, foot-stamping rags and fervent refrains to set your heart a quiver, this band will charm your cotton-socks off!


Room 5 - The Court Yard

Braaaapppp! When the court gets going the going gets ghetto! Come cotch in the yard where the most regal reprobates and the pengest of peasants roam. All called to the Court Yard by The Alchemist who’s got your back - bringing tunes to keep you bopping through the night.


Room 6 - The Wonderland Café

Pure delight, tea and cake all dished out by these wonderful, charitable Wonderland creatures!


Room 7 - Rumpus Cine-Rave

VJ Harper harpooning the Court of Rumpus to the 21st century with mad visuals and fresh beats.

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

North London

Nearest station:
Angel (Tube)


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This was amazing as always! Inaki visited The Islington Metal Works on 14 Apr 2016
27 Sep 2016 by Inaki

Amazing as ever! cannot recommend enough, dancing, live music, chilled happy people. If you want fun with friends in a relaxed creative and open minded environment you can not go wrong. DRESS UP TO THE MAX!!! PennySwan visited The Islington Metal Works on 14 Apr 2016
23 Aug 2016 by PennySwan

First time and not enough time spent! What a varied and stimulating night. Opens minds and hearts everywhere and we felt safe as 'ouses. Rumpus has two new regulars. Bring it on! 😍 Anton visited The Islington Metal Works on 19 Apr 2016
11 Jun 2016 by Anton

Great night- I liked the acts and entertainment/ the live bands but there could have been a bit more of this. Loved all the costumes and the ball pit. Islington Metal works was a great venue for it. Jessica visited The Islington Metal Works on 14 Apr 2016
07 Jun 2016 by Jessica

AWESOME NIGHT live music and performers and colourfulness and tea and cake and everyone in there looks like a walking work of art. Go to Rumpus, you can be whoever you want to beeee and you will meet lovely people :) Becky visited The Islington Metal Works on 14 Apr 2016
06 Jun 2016 by Becky

Were there less performance acts than usual (non-music)? Loved the ball pit & amazing music - that gypsy folk band from SARF LANDAN! Wanted more decor to set rooms apart but a great night and well worth it Terri visited The Islington Metal Works on 14 Apr 2016
06 Jun 2016 by Terri

As a Rumpus regular and a huge Metal Works fan I simply love the alternative vibe of this party night. Great acts, a great party crowd... and I also love that little coffee corner to refuel some energy after hours of dancing :) Katharina visited The Islington Metal Works on 14 Apr 2016
06 Jun 2016 by Katharina

What a night, some great acts! Loved every minute of it. Rumpus has it all! You find yourself going from room to room having your life filled with great music and fun people! David visited The Islington Metal Works on 17 Apr 2016
06 Jun 2016 by David

A night where anyone and everyone can truly express themselves and let that inner wild side be explored. A must see event that I would recommend to all my friends. alex visited The Islington Metal Works on 15 Apr 2016
06 Jun 2016 by alex

Awesome!!! A really great night out, with fab tunes, great circus performers, and a great crowd dressed to impress in amazing costumes. I danced my arse off! Definitely one to go back to! Alison visited The Islington Metal Works on 19 Apr 2016
06 Jun 2016 by Alison

The best Rumpus yet! Pure fun, fun fun! Great company, great crowd. We all had the best of times and partied till dawn. What an absolute blast. Happy Birthday Rumpus! Anthony visited The Islington Metal Works on 14 Apr 2016
05 Jun 2016 by Anthony

It was more than amazing... Rumpus makes the best parties I have ever been in my life. I've been in the last 4 and I'll keep going to the next ones. Thanks guys! Inaki visited The Islington Metal Works on 14 Apr 2016
05 Jun 2016 by Inaki

Such a wonderful, fun, friendly atmosphere. Party kept going all night long. Had an absolute blast and will be at the next one. Thank you so much for an amazing memorable night Aimee visited The Islington Metal Works on 16 Apr 2016
05 Jun 2016 by Aimee

party party party party party party party party party party party party party party party party party party party party party party party party party party party party party party party! Emma visited The Islington Metal Works on 14 Apr 2016
05 Jun 2016 by Emma

Rumpus is the best night out in London, fun, creative, individual - so much more than just a club night, it's all the parties you ever wanted all at once. Rob visited The Islington Metal Works on 19 Apr 2016
05 Jun 2016 by Rob

Ace as always. The crew are really on the ball and enjoy creating a good experience for all. This is one of those rare events in London where people actually break free from their own friend groups and make an effort to get to know and play with others. Mel visited The Islington Metal Works on 14 Apr 2016
05 Jun 2016 by Mel

Amazing night, incredible people, great acts, looking forward to next months Summer Bash!! Such a great environment and the actua were all just incredible! (Amazing silks performance when we arrived!) ❤️ Samantha visited The Islington Metal Works on 19 Apr 2016
05 Jun 2016 by Samantha

Rumpus is a wonderful party- so much fun, full of fabulous, friendly people who really know how to party- it's like a little festival! Islington Metal Works is one of the best venues I have ever been to. Cat visited The Islington Metal Works on 14 Apr 2016
05 Jun 2016 by Cat

First time at Rumpus and loved it! Great vibe and loved that everyone put in effort with their fancy dress. Metal works was a great venue - loved exploring all the rooms. sjb242 visited The Islington Metal Works on 14 Apr 2016
05 Jun 2016 by sjb242

First time at Rumpus and loved it! Great vibe and loved that everyone put in effort with their fancy dress. Metal works was a great venue - loved exploring all the rooms. sjb242 visited The Islington Metal Works on 14 Apr 2016
05 Jun 2016 by sjb242

I've been attending since Rumpus number 11 and I think we are up to number 32 now? Always a brilliant night of festival fun and frolics under one ENORMOUS roof. The people are fabulous too!
14 Apr 2016 by Ian

Rumpus is one of the best nights out in London. Crazy, open-minded, glittery and entertaining. The night goes so quickly as there is so much to do! Definitely go in fancy dress or you will feel underdressed!
14 Apr 2016 by emilyedwards29
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I went to 3 Rumpus parties in a row, and all my friends and I agree that there should be Rumpus membership cards as we are not going to miss any of the parties!!
14 Apr 2016 by eldavimost
1 person people found this helpful

Had my first Rumpus experience on 1st April for my birthday. My friends and I had the best time! Wonderful, mad and mind mindbogglingly good fun, it's safe to say we'll be back again and again! :)
14 Apr 2016 by PennySwan

A magical night. An easily accessible mini festival. So much effort to make sure there's always something exciting happening. We come up from Southampton where we have nothing like this and it's brilliant fun.
14 Apr 2016 by Alison

Went to the last Rumpus 1st April, probably the best party I have been to in a very long time! Atmosphere was amazing, everyone was really smiley and friendly, door staff were efficient and friendly! Great tunes and a great night.. only negative.. still finding glitter in my house 2 weeks later..
12 Apr 2016 by tomsoron

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