Rumpus: Captains vs Bandits!

Sorry, this event has taken place.

Sorry, this event has taken place.


Friday 2 December 2016
22:00 - 06:00
Tickets from £12.50
Something A Little Different, Clubbing, Live Music, Festival
Over 18

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 info & dates/times

Finding event dates...

{{ ::date.nice_date }} Cancelled

Ticket Event time Cost
{{ ::ticket.ticket_type }}
{{ ::ticket.description }}
{{ ::ticket.start_time }} - {{ ::ticket.end_time }} {{ ::ticket.price | currency:'£' }}


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

North London

Nearest station:
Angel (Tube)


1. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued, whether occurring prior, during or after the event. The ticket holder voluntarily agrees that the management, venue, event participants, DesignMyNight (WFL Media Ltd) and all of their respective agents, officers, directors, owners and employers are expressly released by the ticket holder from any claims arising from such causes.
2. Tickets are issued subject to the rules and regulations of the venue.
3. Please check your tickets, as mistakes cannot always be rectified.
4. Occasionally, events are cancelled or postponed by the promoter, team, performer or venue for a variety of reasons. If the event is cancelled, please contact us for information on receiving a refund from the responsible party. If the event was moved or rescheduled, the venue or promoter may set refund limitations. It is your responsibility to ascertain the date and time of any rearranged event.
5. The venue reserves the right to refuse admission and may on occasion have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of the patrons.
6. Every effort to admit latecomers will be made at a suitable break in the event, but admission cannot always be guaranteed.
7. We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase.
8. Tickets are sold subject to the venue or promoter's right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its control without being obliged to refund monies or exchange tickets.
9. If this ticket is re-sold or transferred for profit or commercial gain by anyone other than the promoter, venue management, DesignMyNight or one of their authorised sub-agents, it will become voidable and the holder may be
refused entry to or ejected from the venue.
10. The venue may operate a No Smoking Policy.
11. The promoter, venue management and DesignMyNight accept no responsibility for any personal property.
12. The event listed on the purchased ticket is strictly for ticket holders who are over 18 years of age. Identification may be required.


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,...

(19 reviews) Show Hide all

{{}} {{reviewWidget.userName}} visited {{reviewWidget.venue}} on {{reviewWidget.visited}}

Always the best night out! I absolutely love rumpus and this one was amazing - they are just getting better and better! rayc visited The Islington Metal Works on 02 Dec 2016
23 Jan 2017 by

another great night with Rumpus! The venue, music, people, everything makes you having a great night! Music was not that great at the end of the night... or maybe it was me :) Nicolas visited The Islington Metal Works on 02 Dec 2016
09 Dec 2016 by

Awesome as always. Great atmosphere, great variety of music. Rumpus is the best party in London! Jenny visited The Islington Metal Works on 02 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016 by

This was one of the best Rumpuses (Rumpii? What should we use to pluralise Rumpus?) in ages. Really loved the range of music, the colourful entertainment and mostly of course the people in their amazing costumes! Rohan visited The Islington Metal Works on 02 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016 by

One of the best parties in London! If you want to try something different - you must come to Rumpus - amazing people, good vibes. Feels like festival every single time - you not going to find this anywhere else in London. Ieva visited The Islington Metal Works on 02 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016 by

Rumpus continues to be one of my favourite nights out- lovely happy people, excellent music and entertainment. LOVE IT cannot recommend it highly enough! David visited The Islington Metal Works on 02 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016 by

Lovely, sparkly, fun times had. Such an amazing night, loved the music and excited for the next installment :) erniec visited The Islington Metal Works on 02 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016 by

Such a great night!!!! Great crowd and creat music. I can't wait for the next one!!!! Katarzyna visited The Islington Metal Works on 02 Dec 2016
04 Dec 2016 by

Great club. Great night. Great music. Great crowd. Isn't more a lot to say! My friends & I absolutely loved it & will definitely be back for the next one! sas316 visited The Islington Metal Works on 02 Dec 2016
04 Dec 2016 by

Really well organised, excellent musical acts, great rooms, and good vibes all night long. Can't wait for the next one! Elizabeth visited The Islington Metal Works on 02 Dec 2016
04 Dec 2016 by

Absolutely fantastic night, as always :)
04 Dec 2016 by

Smashing. A fine mix of music, excellent decoration and a really friendly crowd. We'll organised though a programme / info point about which acts were on when and where would have been helpful. Tom visited The Islington Metal Works on 02 Dec 2016
04 Dec 2016 by

The venue was massive and amazing. Great decoration. Different music in each room: Balcanic music, techno. live music too. Cool atmosphere. It was a really fun night. Looking forward to the next one. kolora visited The Islington Metal Works on 02 Dec 2016
04 Dec 2016 by

The venue was great! Potentially the event could have been the best ever, but the result wasn't as espected, maybe the next one will be better. Too expensive compared to the quality of the event though.

Reply from Rumpus: Captains vs Bandits!

Hi Stefano, really sorry to hear that you weren't happy. We do try our best to make our events amazing. It would help with future events if you could let us know what it was that didn't work for you more specifically. On the plus side, we're really glad that you liked the venue! We'd also like to offer you a pair of complimentary tickets for our next Rumpus in February .
04 Dec 2016 by

Great, friendly crowd, fabulous music, and brilliantly themed. A small slice of festival life in the city. Something to look forward to each and every time the night is on. Maximillian visited The Islington Metal Works on 02 Dec 2016
04 Dec 2016 by

Amazing vibe, good music and great people. Different music in each room was really fun and all of it you could dance to. 100% would do again. Thanks so much! Stephanie visited The Islington Metal Works on 02 Dec 2016
04 Dec 2016 by

It was my first time at Rumpus. I had an amazing time and will definitely come back. Great crowd, good music and cool venue! Kalina visited The Islington Metal Works on 02 Dec 2016
04 Dec 2016 by

Amazing night, so much fun, creativity and beautiful people. A mystery maze of non stop fun, mayhem, awesome music and a sea of sparkly fancy dress love. Can't wait for next one Katie visited The Islington Metal Works on 02 Dec 2016
04 Dec 2016 by

First time I'm going, shall update later.
02 Dec 2016 by

Show Hide all