Rumpus: Majorettes & Minarets

The Islington Metal Works

Friday 7 October 2016 Tickets from £12.50

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Friday 7 October 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 24th August.

We have SOLD OUT in a record 5 Days!

Dearest Musical, Marching and Maculate Creatures

We’re not going to let the end of Summer bring the end of festival silliness: we’re just going to bring it indoors with a celebration of two of our favourite things: marching bands and architectural features. The fact is, the only thing that makes us happier than synchronised sequins and twirling batons are architraves, minarets, and flying buttresses.

Here at Rumpus HQ we’re dusting off our epaulettes and brushing up on mace drill. So are you plain Doric, classical Ionic or OTT Corinthian up top? I like big buttresses and I cannot lie, as my brother will testify – a hint in case you were undecided. Buck up your baton twirling, unpack your drum break out the sequins and prepare for synchronised sparkling.

Tease your eardrums with our playlist on Soundcloud here

Dress code suggestions:

Crenellated couples; Dapper Drum Majors; Bad-ass Basilicas; Zig-zag Ziggurats; Synchronised, sequined swingers; Tasty Tall Towers; Decorous Domes; Unique Uniforms; Curvaceous Cupolas; Parading Pariahs; Jewel-Bedecked Bonobos; Marchers with maces; Renaissance Revellers; Gothic Gyrators; Byzantine Batons; Knaves in the nave; Beats in the Belfry; Arch-nemeses.


(more acts to be announced)

Main Room

Rumba de Bodas – gyrate to an eclectic mix of homegrown salacious swing, Latin vibes and upbeat Ska creating a concatenation of carnival jazziness that will set your shoes stomping.

King Punch – skank, bounce and drive through the night with these energetic purveyors of Ska-Punk.


Room 2

Fiesta Bombarda – bringing the festival into the room. Carnival-esque caperings and sunshine inspired sounds, trip the light fantastic through fiesta funtimes.

Room 3

King Cassady – let the hypnotic Latin rhythms and interwoven guitars strum you to dervish dance floor ecstasy

Great Malarky – whirl, stomp and dance away the night with these hot-blooded folk.


Room 4
The Travelling Tavern With the Rumpus pArty Collective

Undo your uniform, cast off your crenellations and relax to a selection of really quite talented and stimulating bands

The Forro Family – Join in with this talented troupe workshopping slow and sensual, Brazilian-flavoured partner dancing.


Room 5
The Courtyard

Architecture within an architectural device. Mind-bendingly satisfying. A thing inside a thing. And where better to practice formation marching than our very own inside outside space?


Room 6
The Wonderland Café 

the epitome of civilized sophistication. Tea and cakes with these magical and charitable Wonderland creatures.


Room 7
Rumpus Cine-Rave

VJ Harper Marching magificently onto the parade ground with mad visuals and fresh beats.


Room 8
Super-Secret Room
Rumpus Presents: Ellis and Rose’s Crap Comedy Club

We are effervescent to be able to announce the return of this most exclusive comedy gig. In a super-secret VIP location, you’ll need to talk your way past the bouncer to be able to partake in toilet humour at its very best.

Big names to be revealed. Competition for this select venue is stiff.

ticket info & dates/times

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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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One of the best parties in London! Great people, amazing music and unbelievable costumes! The venue is really cool so I can't wait to be there in October. Bring it on Rumpus Party!!
24 Aug 2016 by Lu13313

Can't wait for it! Live music and amazing performances as always ... Great atmosphere, with very nice people and a cool vibe; Also in a great venue, with 5 different floors... what more can you ask for??
24 Aug 2016 by Dave
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ALWAYS a great night out. Really good music, entertainment, atmosphere and especially LOVELY people. I thoroughly recommend this event to everyone. And being 6 foot 5 inches tall, I would challenge Cookiemonster's claim to being their biggest fan.
24 Aug 2016 by Ian
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My favourite event in London since 2010!! This is one bad ass event worth checking out. There is always something for everyone.. I love the fact that this event creates so much love and unity at each of its themed events.. I think I am this party's biggest fan!
18 Aug 2016 by cookiemonster

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