The Easter bank holiday (Friday April 18 – Monday April 21) is always one of the year’s biggest weekends for London’s clubland. We’ve rounded up this weekend’s biggest and best parties on our Easter parties in London page – but if you’re still not sure where to go out this bank holiday, then don’t worry: we’ve called in some egg-sperts who’ll help you scramble your brains all weekend. Don’t stay in!
Are there any good garage nights on?
Enough to send the Easter Bunny into a 2-step frenzy. Gold Teeth at Jamm with Pied Piper is in Brixton on Thursday, as is Supa Dupa Fly’s garage takeover, while UKG Fest at The Coronet with Artful Dodger is on Friday. Bo!
I hate DJs. Any late-night live music?
Oeuf course! Get scrambled at charity festival Yard Life (Friday and Saturday, Islington Metal Works) or the Easter Reggae Showcase (Saturday, O2 Academy Brixton). If you don’t want to shell out, The Lock Tavern Festival in Camden (Thursday to Sunday) is free all weekend.
I just want a hug!
You can become a coddled egg at a new twist on early-morning rave sensation Morning Glory: an overnight slumber party at Bethnal Green’s Oval Space. Rock up on Friday with your PJs and sleeping bag, catch some Zs after a pillow fight or two, wake up on Saturday and rave into Easter.
Where can I get my old-school hip hop fix?
We’ve got eggsactly the weekend schedule for you. Kick off on Friday with a set from Jazzy Jeff at Scala, then rock up to Koko in Camden on Saturday for an appearance by Madlib. Finally, cut ’n’ paste king DJ Yoda takes over the Nest in Dalston on Sunday.
Sod Easter: I want to get camper than Christmas.
Then (egg) roll down to Cliché at Scala this Saturday. This ‘celebration of iconic homos from the underground’ has many of London’s best cabaret performers, including Horse Meat Disco’s Severino on the decks and turns from Jonny Woo and Jodie Harsh, plus polysexual party aces Sink The Pink.
Where can I do some no-nonsense raving?
If you want just want to have it large over Easter, the huge, newly reopened Club 338 in Greenwich will be going hard on Sunday for Crew Love’s Carnivale – featuring a long list of West Coast house jocks including Soul Clap and Wolf + Lamb.
Anything popping off outdoors?
Head to the Prince of Wales in Brixton, where the lovely two-floored terrace will open for the first time this year. Slide Easter Sunday kicks off outdoors from 4pm with a set from disco mangler The Reflex. When the night falls, the action moves to the club inside, where OG disco king (and former Studio 54 jock) Danny Krivit will be egging on the crowd.