Don’t stay in – go out and stay out all night. Here’s your essential party schedule for the best outdoor day-raves taking place this weekend.
The Krankbrother DJ/party-starter duo return to Shoreditch for another of their highly rated street parties. This is actually the latest in their Never Be Found Out series, aiming to bring a touch of New York ballroom and disco glamour to dirty old London. Top-class guest DJs Gilles Peterson, Leon Vynehall and Midland bring the beats, while street-food traders bring the eats – plus cocktail bars and drag queens will be helping to keep everyone bouncing from one end of the (closed-off) street to the other. There’s also an afterparty at nearby venue Village Underground: a combo ticket guarantees entry to both. Clifton Street, Shoreditch. Sat Jul 30.
Rooftop Funk and Soul will be covering the expansive Oval Space terrace with 14 hours of rare groove, funk, soul, disco and ’90s hip hop. Highlights have got to be 12-piece hip hop band Renegade Brass Band, the live horn section accompanying Jackal Wyfreid as he goes b2b with Maxwell Owin, good time crew The London Disco Society and a daytime headline set from disco evangelist Joey Negro. Oval Space. Sat Jul 30.
If you arrive at this disco terrace party feeling bereft of funk, not only will the Lone Rascal’s Disco Den supply a free glittery disco makeover, legendary DJ Sadar Bahar has flown in from Chicago with the sole intention to spread lively vibes at this ever-popular Stevie-loving night. Plus, there are plans to keep the energy up with an afterparty close to the canalside secret venue. Secret central London location. Sat Jul 30.
A chance to see the world (or at least Hackney Wick) in hues of stunning pinks, greens, purples and yellows and celebrate the Indian festival of Holi. Spray the air and each other with colour powder while dancing to Maximus, Ben Prince and James McLaughlin on the Old Bath House beach. Family friendly before 6pm and free entry before 5pm. Old Bath House. Sun Jul 31.