Rumpus: Glow!

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Friday 7 April 2017
22:00 - 06:00
Tickets from £12.50
Something A Little Different, Clubbing, Live Music, Festival
Over 18

Tickets for Rumpus: Glow! go on sale at 12.00pm Wednesday 8th March!

Our recent events have sold out in a mere FOUR days leaving scores of Creatures ticketless.  To avoid such dire calamities, prepare to spring into action.


Rumpus: Glow! is paying homage to our venerable venue, the Islington Metalworks; our crucibles are overflowing with mystical metals and lascivious lights of sculptor and long-time Rumpus regular, Susie Olczak, creating an immersive playing field upon which Seasylph Games will unfold a custom live gaming experience from which almost everyone is expected to survive.

Test your mettle in a quest of mesmerising missions and interactive adventures seeded throughout the event. Collect clues and solve puzzles as you journey through the seven rooms of circus acts, live music, DJs and walkabout wonders.

Mix 3 parts Running-Man-Spandex with 2 parts Jetsons-retro-space and a generous dash of molten smolten mysteries!

Dress code suggestions:

Flourescent Fancies, Luminescent Lads, Radiant Romantics, Gladiators of Glow, Smoldering Shamen, LED Ladies, Blazing Battlestars, Glam-glimmer-gamers, Sparkle-tarts, Flashing Futurists, Twinkling Teasers, Soldering Spacemen, Irradiated Indigents.


(More Acts to follow week by week)

Main Room

The Carny Villians – Stomp, swing and skank your hearts out with these riotous musical troupers

Crash Nomada – fizzing wild folk with rock-charged punk energy that will bounce you off the walls.

Roustabouts – Devilishly dandy DJs with a most pleasing penchant for the decadent and diverse

Nick T - diverse dance mixes that are toe-tapplingly tantalising!

Sacha Dieu - veritable king of electro-swing!

Room 2

Happy Slaps Boutique - Confirm your belief in the power of partying! Bounce, pop and drop with these musical creatures!

Room 3

Seas of Mirth – Cut your souls adrift with these nautically naughty, raucous corsairs aboard their mighty galleon of sound.

Colomboloco – Fun, frivolous and ballsy, dance like dervishes with these international wantons.

Mister Nice - The DJ that is so succulent, sweet, lovely and nice, we just had to have him back!

Bert's Pick of the Pops - We asked the custodial staff at Rumpus if anyone could DJ and to our surprise Bert the Caretaker said he and his Missus were mobile DJs in the 70's. So they've dragged his gear out of the attic to play the Pick of the Pops from the 60's and 70's. Let's just hope he forgot to pack the Disco.

Room 4 - The Cake Room

 Old Hat Jazz Band – Happy-making music, proper old skool !

Jack Pout Blues Set - Blues-Busting punster of fun!

The Flamenco Thief

 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 

Revel in the ineffable lightness of being. Tea and cakes with these magical and charitable Wonderland creatures.

Room 7 - Rumpus Cine-Rave

Light up and shine with mad visuals and fresh beats from VJ Harper



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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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First time ever at a Rumpus event and loved every minute of it. There's a room for everyone. Great night out Visited The Islington Metal Works on 2017-04-07
by on June 6th, 2017

Best night, something for everyone. If you didn't like the entertainment there were plenty of choice for music and vice versa.
by on April 27th, 2017

One of the best nights I been to. Everyone makes loads effort with fancy dress. Amazing performers and each room is so different. Cant wait for the next Rumpus Visited The Islington Metal Works on 2017-04-07
by on April 8th, 2017

If you want to forget your sorrows and become the creature you've always wanted to be, this is the night! Visited The Islington Metal Works on 2017-04-07
by on March 8th, 2017
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This is far and away my favourite night out in London, and poor imitations (looking at you, Regression Sessions) don't even come close. Don't be a Rumpus virgin, come join the world of beautiful Creatures! Visited The Islington Metal Works on 2017-04-07
by on March 8th, 2017
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Put on your best wig for this one! Visited The Islington Metal Works on 2017-04-07
by on March 8th, 2017

Amazingly magical night out where anything can happen! Rumpus is always good fun :) would definitely recommend it!
by on March 8th, 2017
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One of the best nights in London, always great venues for Rumpus, great music to suit everyone and amazing shows! The best thing for me is the super nice and friendly crowed and their outfits!!
by on March 8th, 2017
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This is where all trhe nice people go in London!! Awesome night, always fun! You can meet strangers and friends alike, even the ones you didn;t know you had! Enjoy!
by on March 8th, 2017
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this is such a great party!!! great location, decorations, performances and people. Always interesting themes and performances. The only downer is that the tickets gets sold out so quickly. It has become really popular in this last year or so.
by on March 8th, 2017

This is my favourite party in London, it has everything you could ever want! It's wonderful seeing the effort people put into their costumes and the creativity that it spurs on! I always come away with more ideas!
by on March 8th, 2017
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Best night in London - great music, great performers, great crowd. Very friendly bunch. Lots of amazing costumes! Everyone makes an effort. Lots of different rooms to explore - loads to see.
by on March 6th, 2017

One of my favourite nights out in London, Santi and his whole team live to deliver a great experience, always a fun and friendly night. Everyone gets into the spirit of things. Very eclectic and fun selection of acts. The place will be jumping, the vibe will be friendly so go party with the Rumpus Creatures...
by on March 3rd, 2017
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Just one of the best parties you can have in London (if not the best). Performances? Checked. Great music? Checked. Different rooms, amazing vibe and even a ball pit? Checked, checked and checked. The only downside is that they do it every 2 months and I'd love to go every single month!! P.S. A friend of mine lost his phone during last party and a couple of days after he went back to find it in lost&found... Rumpus people are just that great! Thanks to whoever it was ;)
by on January 1st, 1970
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