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Easter parties in London

Here's our pick of the cracking parties going off this Easter holiday

With a bounty of great parties happening in the capital this Easter bank holiday (Fri Mar 25–Mon Mar 28 2016), you can dance till you drop with our round-up of the long weekend’s best club nights. Things kick off on Thursday April 2 so if you’ve got the stamina, there's potential to turn Easter into one helluva four-day shindig.

Nights out on Thursday April 2

Regression Sessions

Critics' choice

Start off the delightfully long Easter weekend in superbly silly style at Regression Sessions. There'll be all the usual games and bizarre activities, plus resident DJs spinning house, hip hop, garage and tons of party bangers.

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Islington Metal Works Friday May 22 2015 - Friday December 11 2015

Nights out on Good Friday

Blow Up

Critics' choice

It's been going for over twenty years, but this club night is still a hugely popular event. At the start of 2015, Blow Up found a new home at Soho basement venue St Moritz Club, where it now holds a weekly Friday residency. Luckily, there's still the same mix of DJs, including head honcho Paul Tunkin, spinning British pop, punk, boogaloo, new wave, Motown, mod anthems and soul from the '60s to the noughties, plus guest live performances from bands such as Big Boss Man and Slug. Super-groovy stuff.

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St Moritz Friday April 24 2015 - Saturday August 1 2015

Coffin Dodgers Disco

Critics' choice

Let's get reeeeeady to… er, grumble? Old timers Don and Reg have had enough of those fresh-faced youngsters clogging up dancefloors all over the capital, they're making some space for the golden oldies in the heart of city. How? With a strict no under-28s door policy, of course, governed by no-nonsense mistress Vera at the gate, so bring ID, folks. Once through, you can shuffle to your heart's delight to disco, indie, pop and rock by the likes of T-Rex, Kylie, Tom Jones, Soft Cell, Spice Girls, Kate Bush, Pulp and more. Plus there'll be 'The Oldest Swinger in Town' dance competition – just don't put your back out, eh?

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The Phoenix Friday May 1 2015 - Saturday May 2 2015

The Gallery at Ministry of Sound

Weekly big-name DJ line-ups – including some truly global megastars – belting out trance, twisted electro, EDM and big-room house anthems at this south London superclub. It's always an epic night and regularly attracts a suitably heaving and dedicated crowd.
Global DJ superstar Fedde Le Grand headlines Ministry of tonight, with further sets from Chocolate Puma, Patric La Funk and Graeme Lloyd.

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Ministry of Sound Friday April 24 2015 - Saturday May 30 2015

White Heat

Critics' choice

One of the many sour points of Soho institution Madame Jojo's closing at the end of 2014 was the initial loss of much-loved mid-week club night White Heat. But after a storming NYE party, WH has found a new home at iconic north London music boozer and venue The Lexington.  The White Heat crew have secured a weekly Friday night residency at the pub, featuring the same intoxicating mix of alternative dancefloor tracks of all shapes, primarily spun by resident DJs and special guests, but also supplied by rising underground bands in the occasional performances. So it seems that there's no cooling off for White Heat, which is a great thing indeed.

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The Lexington Friday April 24 2015 - Saturday May 30 2015

Nights out on Easter Saturday

Buttoned Down Disco

Critics' choice

Overdose on hip indie-dance tunes spun by resident DJ Christian Laing and guests. As well as electro and indie-pop mash-up madness, you'll also hear a smattering of cheese and student party anthems. Full-throttle fun.

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Koko Saturday May 2 2015 - Sunday September 6 2015

Club De Fromage

Critics' choice

London's self-proclaimed biggest – and silliest – pop and fancy dress night supplies its fun-loving punters with oodles of Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, Lady Gaga, Elton John and Katy Perry-style goodness (to name a few), plus a few more credible tunes from the likes of Blur, The Killers and other indie-leaning bands. There are silly themes each week and lest we forget the meat pie-giveaway and air guitar hero award. Remember, anyone in fancy dress gets to jump the queue.

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O2 Academy 2 Islington Saturday April 25 2015 - Saturday September 26 2015

Feeling Gloomy

Critics' choice

Eternal pessimists – and proud of it – the Feeling Gloomy crew spin a regular soundtrack of gloom-tinted (but still hugely enjoyable) pop. Think Blondie to Bowie, Abba to The Clash, The Smiths to the Scissor Sisters, Bonnie Tyler to Joy Division. Get ready to do some whistful sighing and then jump on the dancefloor when you realise no-one's watching you anyway.

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The Phoenix Saturday May 2 2015 - Sunday May 3 2015

Old School Indie

Critics' choice

Get your Adidas Gazelles cleaned up, put that old Pulp T-shirt in the wash and sort your floppy fringe by Saturday because it's time to throw yourself around to some classic indie anthems. Brought to you by the team behind the long-running Feeling Gloomy nights, expect top-tier floorshakers all night from everyone including Blur, The Beatles, Bowie and Blondie as well as a healthily-cheesy dose of oldies like Stevie Wonder and Elvis on top of giveaways, drinks offers, balloons and all-round silliness. Wear your favourite indie band t-shirt to jump the queue!

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O2 Academy Islington Saturday April 25 2015 - Sunday November 1 2015

The Rhythm Parlour

Critics' choice

Get your beard trimmed while you soak up some disco bliss at monthly pop-up musical barber shop The Rhythm Parlour, set in Rye Wax Records in Peckham's Bussey Building. Turn up, put your name on the list for a haircut or beard/tache trim, sift through Rye Wax's ace selection of records, grab a cocktail, munch some Vietnamese street food and listen to resident DJs spin disco, house and funk while you wait for Ryan MacGregor to trim your fuzz in the barber's chair. The funkiest follicle-trimming in London.

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CLF Art Cafe (The Bussey Building) Saturday May 2 2015 - Saturday July 4 2015

Saturday Sessions with Butler and Bontan + Hot Chip

Critics' choice

Rapidly rising tech-house duo Butler and Bontan play a four-hour back-to-back set at the Easter edition of Ministry of Sound's acclaimed weekly party. Also stopping by to play a guest DJ set are phenomenally popular synthpop act Hot Chip. The band's new album, 'Why Make Sense?', is relased in May, so you might even hear a few new tracks in the air. Over in the 103 there'll be high-quality house from Copy, Paste, Soul, Dom Townsend and Joziff Jordan.

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Ministry of Sound Saturday April 25 2015 - Sunday May 31 2015

Soundtracks

Critics' choice

At this movie song-themed club night, DJs spin the hits from a range of films, both cult classics and mainstream blockbusters, covering indie, pop, rock and power ballad classics. Plus, there are Dirty Dance-offs, free popcorn, one-off specials and even an Oscar podium to ensure maximum fun.

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The Monarch Saturday April 25 2015 - Sunday April 26 2015

Supa Dupa Fly

Critics' choice

This much-loved, super-fly and super-fun club night busts out all the classic R&B, hip hop and garage jams you know and love from the '90s and early 2000s. Think Biggie, Tupac, Destiny's Child, Missy... There's also a big nod to golden-era UK garage, plus live performances from special guests and a focus on smoother sounds at the Kings or Queens of R&B specials. Who knew nostalgia could sound so damn sweet?

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Plan B Saturday May 2 2015 - Sunday June 21 2015

Nights out on Easter Sunday

Your Mum's House Easter Blow Out

Critics' choice

Upping the potential for 'your mum' jokes wherever they go, the YMH team are back for an Easter party of epic proportions. Karen Harding (she of Eurovision and 'Say Something' fame) and Meridian Dan ('German Whip' dude) will perform live PAs and DJs including Kartel Brown, Myth and Bukowski will be spinning all kinds of party bangers.

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The Nest Thursday April 23 2015 - Friday May 29 2015

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