Rumpus: Captains vs Bandits!


  • Something A Little Different, Clubbing and Live Music
  • Tickets from £12.50 - £25.00
  • Angel
  • Over 18
  • Fri, 2nd Dec 2016 @ 22:00 - 6:00
  • 22:00 - 06:00

Tickets on sale at 12:00pm on 26th October.

Our last Rumpus sold out in less than a week.
 To avoid potentially life-crushing disappointment, we urge you to get ready to pounce.


Swaggering Creatures!

Buckle on your bandoleers and gather your hordes of hairy outlaws; or marshal the troops, trim your sails, summon the Home Guard or park your star ship: the madcap tournament that is Rumpus is here.Dashing Captains and outrageous Bandits, for one night, across seven rooms and 8 hectic hours Rumpus aims to energise, intrigue and tantalise. So don your best dress uniform, shrug on your Sou’wester, polish your pistols and mask up! Ride into the world where DJs deliver drop-dead divine beats, acrobats perform fantastic feats and feints of Circus and roving artists roam.

Whether you’re a Hero of the Handle-bar with military bearing or a Patron of the Pancho Villa and a devilish desperado, you will cease your squabbles, and forget your feuds distracted by the wonders that are Rumpus; circus, live bands, DJs, art and performances that you’ve grown to love from Europe’s top indoor festival experience.Tease your eardrums with our playlist on Soundcloud here

Dress code suggestions:

Captains Courageous and Cowardly, Kinky Kirk-alikes, Blackhearted Bandidos, Parade-ground Pompadours, Laser-gun Lotharios, Beat-busting Bandoliers, Juggling Janeways, Scintillating seafarers, Rabid Robber Raccoons, Hedonistic Home Guards, Punked up Pistoleros, Beat-busting Blackbeards, Lucious Hussars, Magical Masked Marauders, Zeitgeist Zorros. Synergistic Sky-Captains


(More Acts to follow week by week)

Main Room

Shamus O'Blivion - you’ll be toe-tapping, whirling and gyrating to this frenzied high energy Celtic mayhem.  


El Mariachi Pinche Gringo – Dance, stomp, and sing with these marvellous, musical mariachi songsters
DJ Jamie Moon- get ready to shake and boogie!


DJ Loki - you will dance till you drop, then you’ll get up and dance some more! 

Charlie Stirzaker- whirling you on into the night, lifting and lightening.

 Room 2

Wonderland is back to take over the second room, step into their alternative universe of special, leave your pistols at the door, hang up your ceremonial sabre, holster your laser-gun and open your minds. The party is mad…and all for a good cause!

Room 3

Buffo’s Wake - Rumpus veterans and resident party-starters Buffo's Wake will be on hand to get you jumping, dancing, and sweating before leaving you satisfied and a bit guilty.

Spin Te Ku - Come partake of the perma-tour of these wild and eccentric Spanish troubadours

Gypsy Disco – Delight to the thrills of this travelling troupe of circus freaks, burlesque beauties and high flying acrobats. 

DJ BiNGe - Be carried along by this set of relentless party bangers from Bangers n mash and Dutty Moonshine 

Room 4
The Travelling Tavern 
Kick off your spurs, put down your pistols, uncummer your bund, power down your phasers and relax to a selection of talented and stimulating bands. 

Mojo Hand – Get your horn on with these deeply down and dirty blues hounds.

The Yuya – stimulate your roots with the resplendent Constance Dalrymple, all the energy you need for dancing the night away.

The Maskaradin' Troubadours - Tantalise your earbuds with a corking Calypso flavour of the 40s and 50s and an electrified sunshine sound of New Orleans and Carnivalistic grooves.

Garance and the Mitochondries- Whirl around the dancefloor of the universe in all it’s beauty, chaos and irresistible absurdity with this unparalleled accordionista and her band.

Room 5
The Courtyard

The Alchemist and his delectable disciples descend upon Rumpus, laying down the most magical of melodies to see you soaring through the night accompanied by the most fearsome of freakshows.

The Alchemist – let yourself be mixed into the musical melange by this master of the decks.

Graham Edensounds – trip the light fantastic with this weaver of salacious sounds.

 Strawberry Lix – get your feet jumping with this joyous and jubilant judge of the beats

Peanut Butter – Bounce around the room to the irrepressible joy that is James PB!

 Room 6

The Wonderland Café 

If a dance floor of this wonderful crew isn’t enough, please prepare yourself for the pure delight, tea and cake all dished out by these wonderful, charitable Wonderland creatures!Pure delight, tea and cake all dished out by these wonderful, charitable Wonderland creatures!

Room 7
Rumpus Cine-Rave

VJ Harper - Waiting to ambush your senses with mad visuals and fresh beats






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 £18.00
Advance Ticket
22:00 - 06:00 £20.00
General Ticket
22:00 - 06:00 £25.00



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