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Silent Disco at The View from The Shard

The silent disco phenomenon reaches new heights at these exclusive Time Out events. Pick your channel and choose your side as three DJs battle it out over separate wireless channels, playing the best in pop, rock and party classics, while you dance the night away at 1,000ft. The View from The Shard is the visitor attraction at the top of Western Europe's tallest building, The Shard. With unparalleled, panoramic views, it offers visitors a unique perspective on the capital.

  1. The View from the Shard Joiner St, SE1 9QU
  2. Sat Aug 23 - Sun Nov 16
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Silent Disco at Altitude London

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The silent disco phenomenon continues to reach new heights at this exclusive Time Out event. There’s two floors of funk for up to 500 people at Altitude’s silent disco. In the Sky bar you can pick up some food, relax with a drink and admire the views. Upstairs, the actual disco is all about partying ‘til you can’t party any more. Three top DJs, including Time Out's very own Oliver Keens, will be on hand to drop a range of killer tunes against an amazing backdrop of the

  1. Altitude 360° Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, SW1 4QP
  2. Fri Apr 4 - Sat Dec 20
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Kate Bush

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Didn't get Kate Bush tickets? Click here for some alternative Bush-themed events in London throughout the run Yes indeed: that's Kate Bush, performing live. Echoing Bowie's sudden unretirement last year, the woman who brought you 'Wuthering Heights', 'Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)', 'Cloudbusting', 'Hounds of Love', 'Experiment IV' and more surreally classic songs will be playing her first live shows in 35 years in London later this year. The gigs are titled 'Before

  1. Eventim Apollo Hammersmith 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  2. Tue Aug 26 - Wed Oct 1
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Pharrell Williams

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Eighteen months since he rebooted his career with a Vaseline-smooth vocal on Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky', and almost a year since he followed through with the smash hit follow-up 'Happy', age-defying R&B dude Pharrell finally rolls into London for a long-awaited solo show. His recent live sets have set songs from his latest album 'GIRL' alongside material from throughout an incredible 15-year career as a singer and producer: he's scored hits with Snoop Dogg, Robin Thicke, NERD,

  1. The O2 Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX
  2. Thu Oct 9 - Fri Oct 10
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Duke Dumont

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Back in 2013, just before Daft Punk went pop with ‘Get Lucky’, a less well-known producer with a similarly dancey past hit the jackpot with ‘Need U (100%)’ – a soulful house banger that brought much-needed credibility to the top of the charts. It marked a major shift for Adam Dyment – aka the Duke – who followed it up earlier this year with a second consecutive Number One, ‘I Got U’. Next step: a bells-and-whistles live show. Bangin'.

  1. Village Underground 54 Holywell Lane, EC2A 3PQ
  2. Thu Oct 2
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FKA Twigs

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When considering London singer-songwriter FKA Twigs (real name: Tahliah Barnett), one word immediately comes to mind: spellbinding. Whether it’s her creeping, sensual songs, the subtly discomfiting visuals accompanying them, or the languid, undulating onstage motion of the doe-eyed artist (a trained dancer) one thing is certain: it’s very difficult to break the trance. Her first EP surfaced in 2012, self-released and with each of its four tracks boasting a simple but

  1. Hackney Empire 291 Mare St, E8 1EJ
  2. Wed Oct 8
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Chvrches

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This hotly tipped, Glaswegian synthpop trio became one of British music's biggest recent success stories in 2013 when they exploded onto the scene with their album 'The Bones of What You Believe'. Since then they've toured the world and soundtracked the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, and now they're back in London for a big Brixton show that'll sell out in no time at all.

  1. O2 Academy Brixton Stockwell Road, SW9 9SL
  2. Thu Oct 30
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SBTRKT

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Daft Punk, Slipknot, MF Doom: the music industry has plenty of iconic masks, but one of the best belongs to London producer Aaron Jerome, aka SBTRKT. It’s not just facewear that marks out this all-capped crusader. After a stellar debut in 2011, his new album ‘Wonder Where We Land’ is out in September and features the likes of Jessie Ware, Warpaint and (on the monstrously funky single ‘New Dorp, New York’) Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, plus long-term vocalist Sampha.

  1. O2 Academy Brixton Stockwell Road, SW9 9SL
  2. Thu Oct 2
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Kylie

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Ms Minogue returns in all her ever-smiling, costume-changing, high-gloss pop glory, drawing on a hefty back catalogue that runs the gamut from the genuinely great ('Can't Get You Out of My Head') to the frankly rather grisly ('The Locomotion'), but chiefly promoting her poptastic new record 'Kiss Me Once'. This is not exactly the most intimate and sexy of venues in which to see her, but for an uberstar like Kylie, it's the enormodome or nothing – and wherever she plays, she

  1. The O2 Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX
  2. Mon Sep 29 - Wed Oct 1
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Jungle

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Cryptic London duo Jungle came from nowhere at the end of last year to become one of 2014’s hype sensations. They’ve released a series of steamy, grooving, disco-edged neo-soul tracks – with instantly viral videos featuring a six-year-old breakdancer, two members of the High Rollaz freestyle rollerskating team and a huge dance crew – and they’ve already sold out two London gigs this year. All of which is pretty impressive, since we still don’t even know their full

  1. O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 8TT
  2. Thu Oct 30
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Doc Brown – The Weird Way Round

Doc Brown (not to be confused with US mime/clown act Doctor Brown) is an extraordinarily talented rapper-turned-comic who seamlessly fuses hip-hop and stand-up. In his sharp-witted songs, Doc smartly makes fun of the ridiculous arrogance of rap stars, and even gives hip-hop a British middle-class twist with a rap about making the perfect brew. Although, more recently, he's been upping the ratio of stand-up to songs. Brown's popped up in Ricky Gervais's 'Derek' and supported 'The

  1. The Forum 9-17 Highgate Rd, NW5 1JY
  2. Thu Oct 9
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Karen O

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One of indie's most iconic frontwomen is taking a holiday from her main job shrieking for Yeah Yeah Yeahs, to release her solo debut 'Crush Songs'. She previews the album at these brilliantly intimate London shows, and might drop a few YYYs tracks into the set list too if you're good.

  1. Bush Hall Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ
  2. Sat Oct 4 - Sun Oct 5
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Hackney Wonderland

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Art Brut, Crocodiles, O Children, Lola Colt, The Oscillation, Loveable Rogues, Drew Mcconnell, Sulk, Harriet Jones + more tba.Not as funky as Boogie Wonderland, but with a lot more rock ’n’ roll swagger, this cheap-as-chips one-day festival in E8 is the brainchild of one of the co-founders of the Camden Crawl. Pick up a wristband to get entry to all three of the festival's venues – Oslo, The Laundry and London Fields Brewery – and catch some indie stars alongside

Underworld

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Romford's finest bring their viscerally engaging and always inventive post-techno to the South Bank, running through their 20-year-old (official) debut album 'Dubnobasswithmyheadman'. Bangin'.

  1. Royal Festival Hall Belvedere Rd, South Bank, SE1 8XX
  2. Sat Oct 11
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Lady Gaga

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If you missed out on Her Gaganess’s iTunes Festival show last year, here’s another chance to catch her in London as she brings her artRave tour to town. The last time she played a big show here, back in 2012, the set featured a full-sized castle, mechanical horses, motorbike pianos, pregnant aliens and meat sofas. Will she be able to outdo herself this time around? Grab a ticket and find out for yourself.

  1. The O2 Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX
  2. Thu Oct 23 - Sun Oct 26
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