Don’t stay in – go out and stay out all night. Here’s your essential party schedule for this weekend.
Wait, brilliant DJs playing a venue on Hoxton Square? What’s happened – have we all been sucked back in time to 2006? Well, perhaps. Ace disco-tinged party Kate Boss marks its new bi-monthly residency at the recently reinvigorated former home of Boom Box with an appearance from Tiger & Woods.
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, Saturday.
While the idea of anything marching – penguins excepted – makes us slightly concerned, this two-day festival of mod bands and tunes should be relatively uncontroversial. Provided you’re not a rocker, natch.
100 Club, Friday and Saturday.
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Manchester crew Levelz are a 14-strong posse of MCs and DJs who are rapidly staking a claim as one of the UK’s most exciting and flat-out hilarious beats ’n’ bars supergroups. See why we’re so hyped when they takeover Fabric’s third room this weekend.
It’s the second outing for this rather surreally pitched night at Peckham’s Bussey Building, which styles itself as a letter from the council, formally requesting your presence for a night of brilliant British bass stars. Scene daddy Zed Bias joins Hot Chip skipper Joe Goddard and Manchester’s finest Jon K.
Bussey Building, Saturday.
This is something really rather special. Simon Green’s producer alias, Bonobo, is huge in an under-the-radar kind of way, but this all-day music fest curated by Green really cements what a major draw he is. Across three spaces of this cavernous Wapping venue, get down to sets from a range of artists including a Gilles Peterson, Maya Jane Coles, Special Request, George Fitzgerald, Lone and many more.
Tobacco Dock, Saturday.