Gallery: Ten years of Bang Face

As the rave haven celebrates a decade, we salute their sloganeering superfans

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There’s a line most club nights stop at, for fear of being too silly or too hardcore. Bang Face crossed that line ten years ago and hasn’t looked back since.

What started in 2003 as a one-off party has become a cultish hub for London's ravers. It’s a place where the anything-goes spirit of the early ’90s hardcore scene is blown up for comic effect, to a lunatic soundtrack of acid house, jungle and breakcore.

Although they’ve hosted everyone from Aphex Twin to Altern-8, it’s the superfans (known as Hard Crew) who make Bang Face so special. Their banner slogans (submitted via the club’s website and printed by the promoters) not only give the night an identity, they’re able to turn the most stubborn frown into a smiley face. These are just a few of our favourites from the last decade. Here’s to ten more years of banners and bangers!

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