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Confetti cannons at the ready: Lavish Ibiza party Glitterbox is coming to London

Tristan Parker

Whatever your plans are for this weekend, we're guessing they don't involve nearly enough confetti. Rectify that by heading to Glitterbox, and enjoy one hell of a party at the same time. This delightfully decadent disco bash was born in Ibiza in 2014, as a way of offering the island's clubbers something a little different, and more glamorous, than a lot of the other parties taking place on the White Isle.

This Saturday, Glitterbox is making its London debut at Ministry of Sound. There's a superb DJ line-up sorted for the occasion – including French disco legend Cerrone, punk-funk ace Juan Maclean and funky remixer extraordinaire The Reflex – plus some seriously glittery visual excess, high-end set production and the resident team of expert dancers, strutting their stuff alongside London's own Sink The Pink crew.

To get the full low-down on what goes on, we asked the event's creative director, Mark Herman, for the stats and facts behind this wild happening. Here are the essential numbers behind an average Glitterbox party:

Over 200
Number of mirrorballs used.

Individual mirror tiles covering the mirrorballs.

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Over 20
Number of dancers, plus additional guest performers.

2 hours
Amount of time it takes one dancer to get ready.

3 hours
Minimum time each dancer spends dancing, ‘Or more if disco-fever takes hold’, says Mark.

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Pieces of confetti. ‘Don’t believe us? Feel free to count them up’, offers Mark.

Fewer than most other clubs

Number of pairs of sunglasses worn by the crowd.

Way more than most other clubs
Pairs of stiletto heels worn by the crowd.

Amount of people wearing silver or gold. ‘It’s the shiniest, sparkliest party you’re every likely to experience’, confirms Mark.

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 More Glitterbox info, interviews and photos here.

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