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Vintage New Year's Eve Party at the Southbank Centre

Vintage New Year’s Eve Party at the Southbank Centre

Returning for a fourth year, A Vintage New Year’s Eve Party at the Southbank Centre is back.

For one night only, the Royal Festival Hall transforms into five floors of set-dressed entertainment including seven pop-up Vintage nightclubs, live music, leading DJs and expert dance tuition.

The evening’s entertainment also includes a hair and beauty salon, photography studios, themed food and cocktail stalls, as well as an exclusive opportunity to view London’s iconic New Years Eve fireworks from one of Southbank Centre’s private terraces overlooking the Thames.

The pop-up nightclubs include:

The Torch Club
For New Year’s Eve, the Clore Ballroom at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall transforms into The Torch Club for an evening of the finest 1920s, 1930s and 1940s entertainment, featuring live music from Natty Congeroo & the Flames and Big Papa Mac and expert dance tuition from dance teachers Hoc and Mark. After midnight, The Clore Ballroom transforms into a Cabaret Club featuring intimate table service and more live performances and dance lessons, plus exotic burlesque from Señorita Scarlett.

The Torch Club Dining Rooms
For an extra special New Year’s Eve, party-goers can dine in style with a three-course themed meal whilst enjoying The Torch Club entertainment. Dinner and drinks are served in a reserved seating area, including a dedicated bar to enjoy all night long.

The Pick Up Joint
This year at The Pick Up Joint the theme is ‘Vintage Circus’. Guests can take part in Hot Breath Karaoke – London’s longest running alternative karaoke whilst DJ Anna Greenwood spins tunes throughout the night.

Let It Rock
Live bands Sweet Georgia Boys and The Shiverin’ Sheiks bring 1950s-style rock ‘n’ roll to the night, DJ’s Flattop Dave and Suzy Q play bopping rockabilly and blues and Suzy Q and fellow expert dance tutor Kav Kavanagh keep the floor moving with jive and stroll lessons.

The Warehouse
This year the Warehouse presents Ashley Beedle – pioneer of UK dance culture as a DJ, remixer and one of the most celebrated house producers in the late ’90s, Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy – who made her mark when she became a regular fixture at New York’s cult underground dance party The Loft where she became David Mancuso’s protégé́ and Daddy Ad – founding member of British sound system institution Trojan Sound System.

Tiki Bar
This year The Tiki Bar presents the ‘House of Bamboo.’ Dance to the sounds of Latin loungecore, bossa nova and tribal boogaloo against the backdrop of the River Thames and the London skyline, as seen from the fifth floor of Royal Festival Hall. Music comes from DJs Martin Green (The Sound Gallery and Smashing) and Martin Karminsky (Karminsky Experience and Blow Up), while host Count Indigo awards prizes to the winners in the hula hoop, mambo and limbo competitions.

The Soul Casino
The Soul Casino dance floor reverberates to a string of DJs including Northern Soul Girl Levanna McLean, Dave Edwards, Independent Movement’s Mark Gurney and Wayne Hemingway, playing music from a dizzying array of genres including deep funk, rare groove, classic soul, disco and rhythm and blues.

Southbank Centre
31 December 2015
7pm- 2:30am
Tickets: Standard party ticket: £125