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The Vintage Guide To London | February 24, 2018

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The annual Heavy Sugar Twist Contest

The annual Heavy Sugar Twist Contest

Talented twisters can win CASH PRIZES (£60 winner, £20 runner-up) at the annual Heavy Sugar Twist Contest in Dalston.

Joining residents Fritz and Diddy Wah will be special guest DJs from France, plus there will be more twist records than you can shake a stick at, encouraging everything from the Monkey to the Watusi, the Mashed Potato to the Wobble, the Swim to the Shing-A-Ling – you get the idea.

Plus 1950s and ‘60s R&B, Rockabilly, Surf, Garage, Popcorn, Blues, Gospel and Soul. Totally obscure insto-mentals and chart-topping, block-rocking hits – IT’S ALL ROCK’N’ROLL TO US.

The first 45 hits the deck at 9pm and then the next and so on until the lights go on at 3am. Twist contestants take note: the TWIST CONTEST will be held on the wooden flooring of the front bar at 10:30pm.

Entry is free. If you join the Facebook event page, you get put on a no-hassle door list. Everyone is advised to bring ID, it’s club policy to ask. The best way to avoid the queue is to arrive early; you really don’t want to miss the twist contest anyway.

24 July
The Alibi
91 Kingsland High Street
E8 2PB London