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Even if you are the biggest fan of Christmas and started wearing Santa socks in late October, by Boxing Day it is time to say no more. Head out to dance off those tins of Quality Street on what is fast becoming one of London's biggest nights to rave:
Traditionally held at Fabric, Rinse’s Boxing Day Show moves to Ministry of Sound this year with a class line-up. Novelist, Abra Cadabra, Oneman and Heartless Crew headline the main room with Mumdance, Mr Mitch and DJ Ron taking charge of the Baby Box and Loft spaces.
House-loving partymakers Audiowhore return to the Great Suffolk Street Warehouse tunnels with a packed line-up including the energetic Dale Howard and bass heavy DJ S.K.T.
Super slick ravers Solo Danza celebrate their fifth birthday at Mangle with minimal techno hero Cassy and Amnesia Ibiza residents Neverdogs.
Legendary selector Mikey Dread and MC Ras Kayleb will pull in their colossal Channel One Sound System speakers to Village Underground for dubplate classics and pure roots positivity.
If there was any way of brushing off the cosiness of Christmas it would be a 12-hour underground tech house marathon at the Egg Boxing Day Special.
Supa D headlines Prophecy of House at Club Aquarium, a night themed around the colours red and white. Be warned, there’s a quite a strict dress code along with the theme.
Regular party Jungle x Garage brings together lovers of two-step with Jungle stompers. Junior Buzz headlines the Garage room at Brixton Jamm with Ragga Twins MCs and David Boomah taking over the second room.
Rinse FM’s Yasmin has been heading up XOYO’s weekly Monday Monday funk night since September and she’s not stopping because of a small thing like Christmas; so neither should you.
Why think about the impending future when you can surround yourself with the sounds of ’95? Matt Jam Lamont and Luck & Neat are on hand for some old skool garage at this Backto95 Boxing Day Special while DJs in the balcony, glass and foyer bars across The Scala spin jungle, R&B and deep house classics.
Big Tobz – best known for massive hit ‘Uno My Style’ – will drop into Trapeze Bar for a live PA amongst rooms heaving with hip hop, afrobeats, bashment and soca.
Hotly-tipped Londoner Hannah Faith is the special guest at Ace Hotel for the FutureSNDS Boxing Day Special. Expect a night of hip hop, trap, R&B and futurebeats.
The A:M team are no strangers to continuing the party and have laid on a ten-hour commercial house Boxing Day Special at Fire running until 8am on Tuesday morning.