Trick or treat? We are now less than a calendar month away from the spookiest weekend of the year. In 2018, the observed weekend for Halloween parties will be Friday 26th through to Sunday 28th October. Always guaranteed to be one of the busiest and best weekends of clubbing of the entire year. If you haven’t got your tickets (or your outfit) sorted yet, consider this your official nudge! Let’s take a look at what’s going on.
A staple of the clubbing calendar, Drumcode Halloween is back at Tobacco Dock for its fifth year. No surprises that this one is now SOLD OUT. Don’t fear is you missed out. An official after party at FOLD in Canning Town has just been announced. Snap up those tickets fast, as the capacity is especially limited. What a great event to check-out the newest addition to London’s nightlife.
Alternatively, after Tobacco Dock you may wish to stick local. In which case the short five minute stroll to E1 (former Studio Spaces) might tickle your fancy. Maya Jane Coles & Friends take you from the witching hour all the way through to Sunday morning. With Charlotte de Witte, Audion, La Fleur and more alongside MJC, this is definitely a fright night you don’t want to miss.
Bass heads are also catered for. Taking place on Friday 26th October, S.P.Y’s Dubplate Style takeover North Greenwich’s Studio 338. In association with Undivide, S.P.Y. lines up alongside High Contrast and Uncle Dugs amongst others, while Shadow Child appears playing a special jungle set. This one is certain to see raucous scenes.
Also on Friday, over at The Cause - Tottenham’s community project - we have An American Horror Party. Taking place over 5 rooms, giving this one a real dark, labyrinth feel, the main attraction is techno innovator Derrick May, supported by a wealth of talent.
Celebrating all those iconic scary movies, Egg LDN hosts Hollywood Forever. Danny Howard, Max Chapman and PAX will be steering you through the devilish Part 1 with their tech house soundtrack on Friday. The following night, Part 2 is more techno orientated, with heavy-hitters in the form of Christian Smith, Drunken Kong and Loco & Jam.
Elsewhere on Saturday, Ministry of Sound throw their Halloween Rave with scene-commentator and veteran DJ Tim Sheridan, Scandinavian duo Anek and London favourite The Menendez Brothers. Over in Shoreditch, Cafe Mambo return to McQueens. Less a glorious sunset, and more an eerie full moon rising on this occasion.
Finally, Dazed’s Haunted Warehouse stops at Steelyard with East End Dubs, Mark Jenkyns and some special unannounced guests, completing a wide selection of events on Saturday.
For those freaks who really don’t mind some midweek action, we return to M.o.S on Halloween itself for its Halloween Rave 2k18. House, techno, disco and urban will all on the menu at the student favourite.