Rumpus: Clowns & Gowns!


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Friday 2 June 2017
22:00 - 06:00
Tickets from £12.50
Something A Little Different, Clubbing, Live Music, Festival
Over 18

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 3rd May

Our last event sold out in FOUR HOURS!! 

Creatures of wit and worth, act fast, act fastidiously, but act!  Do not join the scores of Creatures wailing and gnashing their teeth in disappointment.


Fools, clowns, jokers and jesters, don your dresses, and fetching finery for Rumpus is upon us once again!

Hark, hark the dogs do bark
The beggars are coming to town
Some in rags and some in tags
And one in a velvet gown

The kings and queens of jollity will be laughing and lording it large at this indoor festival to kick off the summer of all summers.  So fetch out your furbiloes, match up your motley and make for the Metalworks for seven rooms of wonder and spectacle with live bands, DJs, circus acts, dancing and twisted fun beyond imagination.


(More Acts to follow week by week)

Main Room

Discount Orchestra - feet-twistingly manic, visceral energy.

Millie Manders – Obnoxiously addictive, fierce, fast and furious.

Mista Trick – ecstatic, eclectic, electro-swing-your-pants

Len Hovis - devilish and delectable banging beats from this slack of all trades and master of fun!

Room 2

Hot Cakes return to Rumpus, throwing down a joyous blend of jungle, breakbeats and bass music, all wrapped up in a carnivalesque glow of rambunctious pure firepower.

Deekline – funky fresh beats from a bona fides underground icon.

Jurassik – Rumpus regular; Nice-ing up the dance floor for some bad-man booty-soothing and soul-shaking vibes.

Fish – finest, fruity rudeboy riddims.  

Sherry S – devastating dancehall dextress: grime it up!

Room 3

Babilondon -  Happy summer skanking music..

Clan Dextine - journey through bass and time, from swing to ska, blues to balkan, roots to rave and beyond.

Charlie Chuckles - jump with joy and dance with delight

Brett Wilkinson - banging beats to keep up the heat beyond  dawn

Room 4 – Studio 53

Welcome, debauched Creatures, to this slice of 70s glamour projected through the acid-laced lens of the present day, daubed with decadence and riddled with raucous fun.

Funkier, goofier and more fabulous than Studio 54 and located just one floor below. 

Back-2-Back DJs Paul Hanford, Glitchard & Judy & Tommy Tuppence Disco, firing funk, soul and ghetto bass all night long.

Groove the night away in a flurry of glitter-ball gorgeousness to music of the era tastlessly twisted by our skilled music maestros.

Salvador Dali will, of course, be offering surrealist portraits to our raffish revellers whilst the miasmic maelstrom whirls around him.

Room 5 – The Courtyard

DJ the Alchemist brings you a gaggle of glorious DJs to keep you happily hopping and jauntily jigging in our infamous indoor outdoor space. 

Room 6 - The Wonderland Café 

Tea-dresses and pancake make-up. Tea and cakes with these magical and charitable Wonderland creatures.

Room 7 - Rumpus Cine-Rave

VJ Harper - Mad visuals and fresh beats to feed the frenzy of crazy.

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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.


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As fabulous as Rumpus always is Visited The Islington Metal Works on 2017-06-02
by on June 6th, 2017

Such an amazing night, the venue is like a maze. The best people and the best costume efforts! Rumpus is always such a wonderful time. Visited The Islington Metal Works on 2017-06-02
by on June 5th, 2017

Excellent night, would recommend to anyone looking for great music and friendly people Visited The Islington Metal Works on 2017-06-02
by on June 5th, 2017

Absolutely brilliant night - music like no other, live music til 4am, reasonably priced drinks, and the friendliest, kindest souls you will find in the city. Only disappointment was the smoking area, which is normally miserable anyway and was not helped by being made half the size. Visited The Islington Metal Works on 2017-06-02
by on June 5th, 2017

Just the best party in London! Visited The Islington Metal Works on 2017-06-02
by on June 4th, 2017

Good vibes. Friendly people. Bit crowded. Last time was better. Visited The Islington Metal Works on 2017-06-02
by on June 4th, 2017

Had a great time! The music was good and varied from room to room, lots of crazy costumes and an "anything goes" atmosphere. Would definitely attend a Rumpus event again. Also love Islington Metalworks as a venue, it's more warehouse-y than a club and has lots of different spaces to hang out in. Also easy to get to on public transport unlike many venues like it! Visited The Islington Metal Works on 2017-06-02
by on June 4th, 2017

Good people in the good mindset the the good place = awesome time Visited The Islington Metal Works on 2017-06-02
by on June 4th, 2017

My first Rumpus. Have an amazing time, loved exploring all different rooms and gawping at the fabulous outfits. The only thing I could wish for is for some enterprising mobile cafe to show up outside at closing time to make me a bacon sandwich! Visited The Islington Metal Works on 2017-06-02
by on June 4th, 2017

I bought 2 tickets that were sent in my name, I sent one to my friend but it wouldn't scan on the door and as the name on it wasn't hers they didn't let her in! Absolutely fuming ! Visited The Islington Metal Works on 2017-06-02

Reply from Rumpus: Clowns & Gowns!

Hello Ben, I'm really sorry to hear this happened. Can we speak ont he phone so I can find out what went wrong, and sort this out for you? Santi 07881588457
by on June 4th, 2017

Great fabulous night. Great energetic music good crowd and choice of venue. There could be more ball pits and maybe even bigger size as queues were building up all the time and getting quite long. Visited The Islington Metal Works on 2017-06-02
by on June 4th, 2017

Excellent fun was had, good music, people and costumes Visited The Islington Metal Works on 2017-06-02
by on June 4th, 2017

Best night out in London hands down. Different music on each room, amazing atmosphere of cool vibes and people, unexpected costumes, great performances and always a couple of surprises... What more can you ask for? Visited The Islington Metal Works on 2017-06-02
by on May 3rd, 2017
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A truly great party that is so essentially London! Go around rooms, explore, party on the staircase, or even alone in the room when it's 5.55am. Let the magic begin!
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