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Pick of the end-of-year parties

Just in case you are ready to emerge from Christmas hibernation (we’re not), we’ve rounded up the best of the New Year’s parties around, plus a few other gigs and events over the upcoming days to keep you busy.

29 December, 2017 — By Róisín Gadelrab

Les Lullies bring punk rock 77 style to Weirdsville NYE Party at The Fiddler’s Elbow, Sunday

 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 29

 DJ Luck & MC Neat Garage Special. The Camden Assembly (Chalk Farm tube), 9.30pm, £5

HIT IT! A Blues Brothers special. Resident band plays The Blues Brothers hits, plus roaming performers and an Illinois County jail photo booth and DJs to 2.30am. The Blues Kitchen (Camden Town / Morn­ington Crescent tube), 9.45pm, £6+

 Ryan Scott’s End of Year Party. Described as one last piss-up among friends, Camden’s regular music crowd throw their own party ft DJ sets from Phil ‘Mad Dog’ Stewart (Tapping the Admiral), Steve Strange, Gary Prosser (Music Venue Trust), Sam Jeffrey (Truman’s) and Ryan Scott. The Monarch (Chalk Farm tube), 7pm, free

London African Choir pres­ent Graceland. Jazz Cafe (Camden Town tube),
7pm, £15-£25

DJ Yoda. Party favourite Yoda raids his record collection. Jazz Cafe
(Camden Town tube), 10.30pm-3am, £10 adv.

 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 30

Break On Through – The Doors Special. The Beekays reel off the hits + DJs. The Blues Kitchen (Camden Town / Mornington Crescent tube), 10.30pm-3am, free before 9pm, £7 after

Ace of Clubz: DJ Ace NYE Party. BBC 1Xtra’s DJ Ace and friends ft DJ Policy (Soul City), DJ TMD, Shejay. The Camden Assembly (Chalk Farm tube), 9.30pm-3am, £5 adv

 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 31

• NYE: The Hottest Hip-Hop & RNB from 2017. The Camden Assembly (Chalk Farm tube), 9.30pm-4am, £10 adv

The Monarch NYE Ft Alex Patten on the decks playing hip-hop, r’n’b and the classics. The Monarch (Chalk Farm tube), 8pm-4am, £10 adv

Bootprint Punk Psych Garage NYE Party. Brewer + Plastic Nanzy. The Gunners Pub (Arsenal / Finsbury Park tube), 7pm, £5 door

How Does It Feel To Be Loved NYE Party ft guest DJ Paul Rains of Tigercats and Allo Darlin’. Nambucca (Upper Holloway overground), 7pm-5am, £10

Tilted indie and alterna­tive NYE. The Borderline (Tott Ct Road tube), 9pm-4am, £10

The Social NYE ft Creatures + Bad Parents + DJs Rough Trade, Heavenly Jukebox, Diggerman, Jukebox Juniors. The Social (Oxf­ord Circus tube), 9pm-3am, £10

Twisted Circus NYE Festival. Expect daring acts and circus-themed performers. The Forum (Kentish Town tube), 9pm-4am, £27.50-£5

Propaganda London – NYE Prohibition Party. Don your suits, hats and evening gowns and bring in 2018 in style as the Electric Ballroom is transformed into a 1930s ball with two rooms of music. Electric Ballroom (Cam­den Town tube), 9pm, £27.50

• The Big NYE Indie Disco. Travel back to the glory days of 00s indie. The Garage (Highbury & Islington tube), 10pm-4am, £5

• Weirdsville NYE Party. Les Lullies punk rock 77 style + Los Wallas, powerful and contagious Spanish garage + DJs Mr A & Miss A (Weirdsville) Fritz Buzzsawi & Diddy Wah (Heavy Sugar) Natalia RC (Fortune Teller Records). The Fiddler’s Elbow (Chalk Farm tube), 8pm-4am, £17.50 adv /
£20 door

• Diamond NYE – hip hop, r’n’b, afrobeats, house, slow jams and old skool garage with live music from Mr Play, Supa Nytro, Scolar T. Islington Academy (Angel tube), 10pm-6am, £22.50

 Egg London NYE – Pan-Pot + Dense & Pika + Tobi Neumann + more. Electric Ballroom (Camden Town tube), 9pm-10am, £15 adv

• NYE Circus with Artful Dodger. Acrobats, jugglers, aerial performances, live music and more. Playing house, hip hop, R ‘n B and party classics. Proud (Chalk Farm tube), 8pm-5am, £30

• White Heat NYE Party. Taking over both floors with indie, new wave, post-punk, leftfield-pop and more. The Lexington (Angel tube), 9pm-4am, £15

Ladies Leave Your Man At Home: NYE. Resident DJs spin­ning R&B classics with feisty anthems, glitter-galore, girl-band production, matching out­fits encouraged. The Old Queen’s Head (Angel tube), 8pm-4am

• NYE Party + DJs all night long. Dublin Castle (Camden Town tube), 7.15pm, £7 incl free drink

• Guilty Pleasures NYE Party. DJs playing pop, dance, disco, R&B, indie, party bangaz and club anthems. Koko (Mornington Crescent tube), 9pm, £35

• Love Rave NY. The 15th Moondance NYE. Old skool, jungle, drum & bass, house, UK garage & bass. Scala (King’s Cross tube), 8pm-6am, £25

• NYE at The Jazz Café ft Greg Wilson + Lady Yaaba Future Funk + Barney Artist + Yakul + Max William. Jazz Cafe (Camden Town tube), 9pm-4am, £45-£60

•  NYE Tarantino Special. The Beekays take it back to sound­tracks from Jackie Brown to Reservoir Dogs. Be ready for the Twist Contest. The Blues Kitchen (Camden Town / Mornington Cres tube), 7pm, tickets £30+

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 1

• A Night of Amy. Amy’s classic hits performed with a full live band. Jazz Cafe (Camden Town tube), 7pm-11pm, £12-£16 adv

Sean McGowan + Nick Parker + Gecko + Dave Giles + Danny Gruff. The Monarch (Chalk Farm tube), 7pm, free.

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