It’s been a long wait through what was not the easiest winter for many, but the Easter weekend is almost here. Not only that, it kick off no less than three bank holiday weekends in the space of six weeks.
As ever for a bank holiday there is a mixture of the familiar and quite a few noteworthy new and one-off events. We’ll be updating this page as we get more information closer to the weekend, so check back for updates. We’ve also added a few events that are not strictly gay events, but are still worth considering.
Thursday 17 April 2014
In the West End, the “see and be seen” weekly party Room Service at Miabella (12-13 Greek Street, Soho) is guaranteed to a road block. Be under no illusion, there will be a queue snaking around the block, so arrive early.
Good Friday 18 April 2014
At the Royal Vauxhall Tavern (372 Kennington Lane), it’s electro-dance party Hot Fuzz. Entry is just £5 from 9pm.
Once again, Vauxhall residents Horse Meat Disco go east to The Dalston Superstore (117 Kingsland High Street) for Good Friday.
Across the Channel in Brussels, La Demence kicks off its traditional three day Easter Weekend with its opening party at the Louise Gallery.
Saturday 19 April
On Saturday, Bestival, Jodie Harsh and Scottee have joined forces to take over Scala (275 Pentonville Road, N1) to present CLICHÉ.
This promises to be a celebration of iconic homos from the underground, including Room Service and Sink The Pink. More details are on the Facebook event page.
Back to the Dalston Superstore, Body Talk welcomes Larry Tee and Lindy Layton of Beats International, with support from residents Rokk and Tristan Reed.
In Vauxhall, Carpet Burn makes a welcome return to The Eagle (349 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall) after a year long break and will be a fixture at The Eagle every third Saturday of the month. Hopefully, we’ll see some good PAs in the coming months.
Also staying in Vauxhall, at Barcode (69 Albert Embankment) it’s “Disco Fever” with The Sharp Boys, Steven Geller, Stevie B, Jason Prince and others.
Easter Sunday 20 March
There’s also a strong disco theme this Easter Sunday, starting with New York’s Danny Krivit who returns to London for a three hour set from 4pm at Sunslide at The Prince of Wales in Brixton. More details on ResidentAdvisor.
At The Loft Studios (77 – 81 Scrubs Lane, NW10), “The Date” celebrates its second anniversary with a “Disco Special” all-dayer featuring sets from Greg Wilson and Studio 54 resident Kenny Carpenter. Tickets are available from ResidentAdvisor.
As always, Horse Meat Disco on a Sunday at The Eagle is a highlight of any bank holiday weekend. And our oft-repeated advice remains the same: arrive early as queues start building up before 7.30pm ahead of doors opening at 8pm.