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August bank holiday parties and club nights

An extra day off means an extra day to recover, so take your pick of these great parties happening across London over the August bank holiday

A three-day weekend (Saturday August 27 – Monday August 29 2016) means only one thing: more time to party. As usual, there's a bounty of great events taking place across the city to suit every taste, so whether you're looking for pop-ups, boat parties, house music or general immersive larking about, there'll be something for you in our comprehensive bank holiday party listings below.

RECOMMENDED: Read our full guide to the bank holiday in London or Notting Hill Carnival parties

Friday August 26

Oneman at XOYO

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South London's Oneman will bring his formidable DJ reputation to a summer residency at XOYO. For the Bank Holiday weekend he will be joined by Skream and Artwork for UKG sets. Not to be missed.

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XOYO , Shoreditch Friday September 2 2016 - Saturday September 24 2016

Saturday August 27

Duckie

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Rock disco with artistic live turns, hosted by Amy Lamé with the best retro set in town from DJs The Readers Wifes. Duckie distinguishes itself as gay London's leading pop-and-performance club. The team also put on large theatrical events at venues like the Barbican. But The RVT is where the faithful flock every week.

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Royal Vauxhall Tavern , Vauxhall Saturday September 3 2016 - Sunday December 18 2016

Sunday August 28

Avant Garde at Bankside Vaults

Avant Garde plans to fill the immense Bankside Vaults and this bank holiday weekend with Scandi space disco and the eclectic sounds of Roman Flugel, Prins Thomas, Fort Romeau and residents Rabota, Troubadour and Nico. The genre-bending good times will continue all night as king of the hyphens (psych-disco-synth-techno-indie-pop-deep house) John Talabot is headlining. We love the rumour that a deep techno room is hidden somewhere in the cavernous venue waiting to be found.

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Until Mon Aug 29

Basic Beaches Bank Holiday Weekend Special

Get your fake tans at the ready! Heaven will be transformed into a psychedelic beach party with a man-made beach on stage, a vintage ice cream stall and a host of intergalactic dancers coaxing people into their beach wear and lots of inflatables fun. Plus, of course, the Little Gay Brother performers voguing on actual travelators while DJs fill two rooms with tropical disco and house.  

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Until Mon Aug 29

Queen of Hoxton Rooftop: A Tribute to Doctor Strange

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The Queen of Hoxton’s party-friendly Shoreditch rooftop is open again for the summer, with a trippy Summer of Love theme. Head up on any day of the week for food, fun and flower power – psychedelic ice cream sandwich, anyone? And check out the venue website for details of special events, including some in association with the Museum of Happiness. Far out.

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Queen of Hoxton , Shoreditch Until Saturday October 1 2016

Secretsundaze 15th Birthday Party

Legendary daytime partymakers Secretsundaze have been giving Sundays a boost in their step for fifteen years and will be marking this anniversary with a supersized day and night session. Prosumer, Nick Hoppner and Jane Fitz will be playing three-hour sets of Chicago house, stripped-down techno and ambient house with special guests playing a four-hour closing set back to back. But get there early as co-founders Giles Smith and James Priestley will be playing a freestyle set on the terrace from 2pm. It could get emotional.

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Until Mon Aug 29

South West More After Party with John Digweed

South West Four regular and Bedrock Records founder John Digweed will mark his thirteenth appearance at the festival by also leading Sunday's after party. He will be joined by Ilario Alicante and duo Dense & Pika to bring deep progressive house and hard techno past sunrise on Monday morning.

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Until Mon Aug 29

Monday August 29

The Ultimate Michael Jackson Birthday Party

Would you believe it? The King of Pop (Michael Jackson, obvs) would have been 58 on August 29 - so close to getting that freedom pass...To celebrate the man who changed all music for the better The Doctor's Orders have pulled together a starry line up for 8 hours of inspired sets dedicated to MJ. DJ Yoda, Mr Thing, Mo Fingaz and Russ Ryan will honour his impact on pop, soul and hip hop while VJ Spin Doctor reminds us of MJ's groundbreaking music videos. Thanks to being not only immensely prolific but a bonafide legend in his own lifetime they all have ample back catalogues to sink their teeth in. Happy Birthday Mike!

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Cargo , Shoreditch Until Tuesday August 30 2016

Get hyped for a big night out

The 100 best party songs

You’re having a party, you say? Not sure what to cue up on your iPhone? Rest assured, we've got you covered. In fact, we’re worried that our playlist of the 100 greatest party songs may actually cause your dancefloor to spontaneously combust in an explosion of pure joy and body-moving ecstasy. 

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By: Time Out editors

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