Time Out 50

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Time Out 50 party
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The best of London in one big night out.

Grab some candles and start blowing up those balloons. Time Out is turning 50 and to mark our half-century we're throwing a huge birthday bash. Join us in Granary Square for Time Out 50 – a one-night birthday bonanza celebrating the very best of London, across food, drink, performance, comedy and music.

The awesome line-up includes performances on a floating stage by east London party crew The Glory; awesome alternative choir Some Voices taking on the discography of London boy (and regular Time Out cover star) David Bowie on a main stage dressed with blindingly brilliant neon art from God’s Own Junkyard; a special piece by hot choreographer Holly Blakey, curated by the Southbank Centre; music from Notting Hill Carnival favourites Mangrove Steelband; wrestling shows by feminist wrestling group EVE; interactive ‘artist piñatas’ being brought to life by Art Night (cause it ain’t no party without a piñata); and distillers Sipsmith and food wizards Bompas & Parr teaming up to create a huge gin cloud. 

Don’t miss DJ sets throughout the night curated by King’s Cross’ very own Spiritland, with Alexis Taylor from Hot Chip supplying a storming stint behind the decks to end the night on a high. And we’ll have comedy to laugh yourself silly to courtesy of Reginald D Hunter, Phil Wang, Lolly Adefope and Twayna Mayne, with Andrew Maxwell as MC.  

After all that, you’ll be feeling peckish – so try the city’s best street food, handpicked by Time Out London's food editor and brought to you by Kerb, followed by sweet treats being handed out by sugary saviours Crosstown Doughnuts. Then down a cocktail from our curated Time Out Bar, featuring the city’s finest drinking institutions and former winners of Time Out’s Bar Awards. Sipsmith is laying on a complimentary gin tipple with every ticket too. If that’s not enough show-stopping food and drink for you, Gingerline will be giving an exclusive preview to their next supperclub, The Grand Expedition, to those who fancy upgrading their ticket.

We’ve got loads more special guests to announce in the coming weeks, including boundary-pushing, soul-enriching performances and comedy. Tickets are limited – grab yours before it’s too late.

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