Rumpus: Cousteau vs. Zissou

Creatures!

We have some disappointing news regarding Rumpus: Cousteau vs. Zissou on the 3rd of June.

We’re terribly, terribly sad to tell you that this event is now cancelled.

Please rest assured that this decision has not been taken lightly and we’re all shedding a little tear at the thought of not being able to see you all before the Summer.

As per your statutory right, all ticket holders will be entitled to a refund or you may choose to defer your ticket to our next event.

Please bear with us and keep an eye on your inbox for details on refunds and deferrals.

Don’t not fret, as we will triumphantly return this Autumn! (or even earlier hush hush, wink wink)


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Stay safe, look out for each other and carry on being wonderful.

Go full aquatic as we swim amongst leopard sharks and join the Society of Cross Keys in search for man-eating tigers; watch the moonrise over our kingdom with Chiefs, Zeros and heros, and be the most fantastic fox you could ever be! 

So, fish out your red beanie hats and submerge yourselves in London’s favourite indoor festival – with 7 rooms filled with live bands, DJs, immersive games and interactive experiences – joins us for the very last Rumpus of the season!

Come on in, the water is lovely!

Tickets on sale 13th April!

Dress Code Suggestions :
Scuba Doo; Fresh Anderson; Isle of dogs; Curse of The Bermuda Triangle; Atlantians; bottled messages; something fishy; underwater welders; party pirates; the Krabby Patty formula;  consensual cuddlefish; high-pressure werk; Spongebobia; Old Gregg; Flight 19; fair weather fish; Captain Nemo; Dory, sub-marines; SS El Faro; compass-ionate revellers; bigger boats; salty sailors 


Main Room

Bands

Captain Avery & the Cosmic Triceratops of Intergalactic Peace intergalactic sonic miscreants. Expect wild dancing. Collective singing. Aural abandon. 
 
Planeta Polar – three fays from the distant planet of your dreams

DJs

Pada the French Invader – Groove & bass player and producer bringinghalf of the facemelting sounds of Melted soundsystem from France!

Jamie Moon – Here comes the sass… dirty beats, booty treats and lunar tunes from Jamie Moon!

Jon Bongly This man is experience, taste and musical adventure personified. The go-to guy for hot rhythm

Room 2 – Moviemientos Takeover


Hosted by Moviemientos
Movimientos bring fiery tropical beats all night as they takeover room 2 with a DJ line up featuring some of the most exciting female selectors from the new sounds of LatinX London. Join the dancefloor, join the movement!

Bushbby – Exploring the roots of Latin American music & inspired by the sounds of the Caribbean.

Ivicore – The hottest tunes from the Caribbean and Latin America, from mash ups, classics to the latest club bangers.

Amancai – The tastiest concoction of cumbia!

Jimena Angel – The Latin Grammy-nominated artist steps behind the decks for you at Rumpus! 

Papaoul An eclectic selector packing a trunkful of new dancefloor sounds.

Cal Jader His trademark blend of Latin beats, and fresh global sounds is the soundtrack to London’s underground music scene.


Room 3 – Beats & Bass Ballroom

Beats and bass in your face to keep you going all night long!

Minki – Bringing that My Bad Sister energy to her solo drum & bass sets and representing her OTC Recordings crew.  

MORE DJs TO BE ANNOUNCED

Room 4 – Balkan Roast Room

Live music all night playing folk, blues, balkan, jazz, blue grass and so much more… A place to partner up and dance the night away or just sing along to the finest tunes coming to you from the most passionate musicians. 

The Flamenco Thief – Looping an edge of rock into traditional flamenco.

The Bohemianauts – A highly theatrical outfit, playing “gypsy” vaudeville, bastard cabaret and songs of unrequited dread.

The Flaming Alligator – London based New Orleans Funk Band.

DJ Sacha Dieu – known across the UK for sets brimming with the best in Balkan Gypsy, Electro Swing and Global Beats

Room 5 – The Courtyard

Our resident master of music, DJ theAlchemist brings his merry band of cohorts to our cheerily chilled inside outside space. 

DJ Line Up To Be Announced

Room 6 – Wonderland Cafe

The wonderful Wonderland lot bring you tea, cakes and the coziest place to sit down all whilst raising money for educational projects in the Gambia.

Room 7 – CineRave

VJ Harper weaving the best beats with the most vibrant visuals!

Rumpus: Chess

** IMPORTANT INFO **

Please note that you must have a VALID photo ID in order to enter the venue. This is due to the venue’s licensing and there are no exceptions!

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Kings and Queens of the good realm of Rumpus, it’s about time we club together to cause another Rookus. With Rumpus: CHESS! We’re going against the clock with some serious tunes to disturb your piece. Don’t worry if you don’t know the rules – you’re allowed to check

☆★☆ Tickets go on sale 23rd February at 12o’clock midday ☆★☆

Practise your best moves in seven rooms over three floors packed to the brim with DJs, VJs, bands, artists and performers. Join us at Electrowerkz for a different kind of Knight school at London’s favourite indoor festival.

Mama Moonshine giving you that Saturday knight fever and Mad Apple Circus, this Apple’s juice never seems to quench. Bringing their bouncy beats and chequered pasts to the main room dance floor to get you moving.

★☆Dress Code Suggestions★☆
Grandest of gambits, Hard Days knights, rookie mistakes, “once a pawn a time…”, raining royalty, knight’s-cool dropouts, Bishops vs hardcore pawn, King pins, herds of nerds, superb sacrifices, grand master Tarrasch, the magic kingdom, B4 the dancefloor, Deep Blue’s CPU, too hip 2B square.
★★ Line up ★★
★Room 1 – Main Room★
☆DJ Giorgio Bonetti ☆ Funky Fresh Rythms From Spain – www.mixcloud.com/giorgiobonetti/stream/
☆ Mama Moonshine ☆ Tales of desire and moments of wonder sway between funk jams and galloping blues rhythms. – https://soundcloud.com/mama-moonshine
☆ Mad Apple Circus ☆ Rabble rousers delivering nothing but the good stuff with an infectious mix of ska/ hip-hop & jazz – https://soundcloud.com/madapplecircus
☆ DJ Sacha Dieu ☆ Known across the UK for sets brimming with the best in Balkan Gypsy, Electro Swing and Global Beats, don’t let this DJ fool you into thinking this is all he’s got. –https://soundcloud.com/sachadieu
☆ DJ Gypsy box ☆ one of the most active DJs and promoters on the Balkan-Cumbia scene in Europe. https://soundcloud.com/gypsy-box

★ Room 2 – TTP Takeover! ★

☆ DJ Hiphoppapotamus Ft. Feline ☆ Only the freshest home made tropical beats from afro-infused house to samba-infused Jungle! Accompanied by one and only the Feline on the mic with his fluid and positive rhymes! https://soundcloud.com/…/the-notgoulash-disko-mixtape…

☆Dutchie Vs Drifty ☆
Each a Queen and King of the bass music scene in Bristol, these two will be pulling out all sorts of rare bassy bangers from 140 to jungle and global bass!
https://driftyb4tb.bandcamp.com
https://soundcloud.com/dutchiebristol

☆Tigerbalm ☆
Bringing fresh productions of her own brand of downtempo global beats and cosmic disco grooves, we cant wait to have Tigerbalm play her first Tropical Tea Party set!
https://soundcloud.com/tigerbalmmusic

☆ Count Bassy ☆
Long time festival DJ with Continental Drifts and a premium selecter of reggae, afrobeat, latin grooves and global bass…. you can count on Count Bassy to bring nothing but pure good vibes from around the world!
https://soundcloud.com/djcoun…/global-beats-club-promo-mix

☆ Feline (DJ set) ☆
A man of many talents, the MC Feline will also be playing special Dj set of all things reggae, dubwise, jungle and positive party vibes! https://www.facebook.com/felinesound


★ Room 3 – Beats & Bassline Ballroom ★

☆ Mary Miss Fairy ☆ Filthy electro beats, breaks and bass from Bristol.
https://soundcloud.com/marymissfairy

★ Kitten Club take over ★
☆Artemis☆ DnB DJ & a Junglist at heart, she’s sure to cause chaos on the decks.
☆ Esme Banks ☆ With a bad gal vibe with a love for sound system culture, Esme Banks has found her flavour from DnB to Jungle and all in-between.
☆Eresid☆ This DJ refuses to play by the rules – expect the unexpected

☆ NeoPink ☆ Twisted bastard bass music for tortured Neodroids.
https://soundcloud.com/theneopink

★ Room 4 – Balkan Roast Room ★

☆ DJ Bop Gun ☆ focused on groove-based music in all its forms, from Funk/Soul to Nu Jazz/Broken Beat passing through Hip Hop, Afrobeat, Latin, Reggae… FREE YOUR MIND AND YOUR ASS WILL FOLLOW! – https://www.mixcloud.com/dj-bopgun/

☆ The Cabarats ☆ With a seamless mix of reggae folk and Balkan ska their lively, unique sound is definitely smile inducing. https://soundcloud.com/thecabarats

☆ Los Gusanos ☆ After not being able to play due to Covid, they are BACK!
Formed from the mutual adoration of Oscar Peterson and Errol Garner, but soon incorporated Colombian and Brazilian influences. Their live shows are energetic and virtuosic; and have been likened to watching “a Hendrix jam at a latin dive-bar”.
★ Room 5 – Courtyard ★
Our resident master of music, DJ theAlchemist brings his merry band of cohorts to our cheerily chilled inside outside space
★Room 6 – The Wonderland Cafe★
Raising money for Partnerships in The Gambia, the wonderful Wonderland lot bring you tea, cakes and the coziest place to sit down.
★ Room 7 – Cinerave ★
VJ Harper Visuals ★ brings you visuals and RnB beats to get you grinding

Rumpus: Elements

** IMPORTANT INFO **

Please note that you must have a VALID photo ID in order to enter the venue. This is due to the venue’s licensing and there are no exceptions!

You must also show proof of a registered, negative Lateral Flow Test that matches your name.

***

Rumpusidium.  The single most outrageous and raucous party molecule to have ever existed.  A single drop of this powerful element will make test tubes erupt in billowing clouds shapes like a gigantic disco ball, dousing everything around it in kaleidoscopic colour, strobing lights and syncopated sounds. 

☆★☆ Are you ready to get eleMENTAL?!  ☆★☆

Crash, bang and fuse your way through seven rooms over three floors packed to the brim with DJs, VJs, bands, artists and performers. Put on your lab coat, enter the Electrowerkz Lab and party the night away with all the madness, all the mayhem, and all the magic that’s made Rumpus London’s favourite indoor festival.

King Punch will be firing atoms of pure music into your earholes in the Main Room joined by our favourite madder-than-mad scientists of sound, Buffo’s Wake.

★☆Dress Code Suggestions★☆
Gassy Nobles; Ahh! (the element of surprise); Arrr (the pirate element);Fire Nymphs, Golems of Earth, Mer creatures of Water; Rising Phoenix; Slippery Salamanders; Feet of Clay; Wet Wet Wet; The Hellfire Club; Stone Cold Steve Austin; Three for Silver, Four for Gold; Long John Silver, The Prince of Fresh Air
★★ Line up ★★
★Room 1 – Main Room★
★ King Punch ★ London 7 Piece, smashing together a blend of ska, punk, hard rock and swing 
★Buffo’s Wake★ Armed with accordions, violins and a bucket full of gusto they waltz, tango, mosh and kolo their way through a vast array of influences
★Fizzy Gillespie ★ best known for his mashup style, sampling the sounds of the past 
Frd Blk / DJ Fred Balkayou” B2B with PADA tha french invader ★ – sharing the desk as part of their new project “Melted Sound SyStM” these partners in crime take you on a sonic trip thru DnB, Funky vintage tunes and Bass Classics. 

★ Room 2 – Cabarave Takeover! ★
Brighton’s totally debauched, feel good, immersive party Cabarave is taking over Rumpus’ room two for one night only! With DJ’s, Walkabout, Cabaret and eye-gasmic décor prepare to be thrown in at the deep end of unadulterated fun!

Cabarave Residents:

★DJ Can’t Say No★ Expect unashamed sing-a-long donks, nightcore, bounce & breaks that you will emerge from euphorically hugging your mates. https://soundcloud.com/djcantsayno

★ Akua ★ Up tempo madness from hardcrew hero Akua. Rinse outs so hard and fast you’ll think you’ve had a shower. https://soundcloud.com/monkeyboy_j

★ Shillin ★ Sweet, savoury and everything in between indulge yourself with an hour of his ear-candy. https://www.mixcloud.com/garethjones92798/stream/

★Babiest Baby★ This adult sized baby’s tunes are hyperactive and nostalgic enough to get you crawling around on all fours. https://soundcloud.com/user-243731452

★Beauty and the Beat ★ The clue is in the name! This fiery talent will get Cabarave’s stage steamed up with high octane opulent mixes.https://www.facebook.com/beautyandthebeatuk
★ Room 3 – Beats & Bassline Ballroom ★
★ Katalyst ★ unique sound simultaneously spans the full 360 degrees of the DnB spectrum
★ Patch Attack ★ 
★ Madame Electrifie ★ Fusing the best vintage beats with the best of the modern age; Madame Electrifie takes classic grooves and threads through everything from hip hop and funk, to house, disco, bass and breaks to create a raucous dancefloor-focused party. 
★ OPGroover ★From the beat of the butterfly’s wings blow the bassbins.
Live long and bassface
★ Room 4 – Balkan Roast Room ★
★ DJ Mr Sandman ★ Forget about what’s trendy.. Enter dreamland as Mr Sandman sprinkles magical tunes into your ears
★ Jorge’s Hot Club ★ smokin’ hot gypsy jazz!
★ Los Gusanos ★  Los Gusanos was formed from the mutual adoration of Oscar Peterson and Errol Garner, but soon incorporated Colombian and Brazilian influences. Their live shows are energetic and virtuosic; and have been likened to watching “a Hendrix jam at a latin dive-bar”.
★ Blues Mammoth ★ Drawing influence from the giants of the blues such as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Jimmy Reed, the band set out to perform blues music with the fire, vitality and swagger it deserves. 
★ The Captain’s Beard ★ The Captain’s Beard be a company of traveling troubadours on a quest to bring drinking dancing folk rock music to everyone who lives the pirates life. We play songs of the grog, grot and grime that comes from sailing the high seas. Yarrr!
★ Room 5 – Courtyard ★
Our resident master of music, DJ theAlchemist brings his merry band of cohorts to our cheerily chilled inside outside space
★Room 6 – The Wonderland Cafe★
Raising money for Partnerships in The Gambia, the wonderful Wonderland lot bring you tea, cakes and the coziest place to sit down.
★ Room 7 – Cinerave ★
VJ Harper Visuals ★ brings you visuals and RnB beats to get you grinding

Rumpus: Baroque and Roll

☆★☆ Are you ready to Baroque and Roll?  ☆★☆

The year is 1734 and all the court has gathered for the Grand Ball at the lavish Electrowerkz Hall. Every duke, every princess, every noble creature of the realm is gathered, chalices in hand, when suddenly a raucous troupe of leather-clad, spike-adorned bikers revved their bikes past the carriages and  the gathered gentry to erupt into the ballroom, guitars strapped to their backs.  

Suddenly the melodic sounds of the harpsichord is joined by the cacophonous roar of reverb pedals and crash of cymbals. The unmistakable sound of rock and roll shake the very foundations of glorious palace.  

The crowd goes wild. 

Will you be present to see these two worlds collide?  

Rocking their way into the Main Room we have the intoxicating sounds of Rum Buffalo, joined by Rumpus’ most favourite band ever: Mariachi El Pinche Gringo.  

Waltz, promenade and saunter your way through seven rooms over three floors packed to the brim with DJs, VJs, bands, artists and performers. Mingle with the members of the court and rock the night away with all the madness, all the mayhem, and all the magic that’s made Rumpus London’s favourite indoor festival.

★☆Dress Code Suggestions★☆
Bolshy, Bolshoi Ballerinas, Iron Maidens vs Bach Sabbath, A Harpsichord Gently Weeps, Wolf Gang Mows Art,  The Black Megadeth: Plague Classics, Turn the pianissimo up to 11, Serf’s Up!, Fur Elise by Deaf Leppard, The Rolling Ba-rocks, All Along The Watchtower vs Gaolhouse Rock, Raving Rembrandt, 2 Hot 2 Handel 

★★ Line up ★★
★Room 1 – Main Room★
★Rum Buffalo★ Space punk with filthy synths and epic horn lines.
★Mariachi El Pincho Gringo★ These lads might not be Mexican, but they’re definitely for realz. Nothing – and we mean NOTHING – we’ve ever seen on a stage has made us as happy as these lads.
★ DJ LuDec ★ Mixing tropical electronic cumbia with heavy Bass Balkan beats, Swing and vintage remixes peppered with filthy blues
★ Mr. Hovis ★ The best thing since Raw Toast.. Putting the Disco into Orchestra, the Eccentric in Eclectic, and the Bat back in Hell..
★ Charlie Chuckles ★ Serving up a saucy smorgasbord of ghetto funk, hip-hop and party breaks – music to lose your well-dressed shit to.
★ Room 2 – Mood Swings Takeover ★
Mood Swings are back at Rumpus this December. Expect over the top larks and liveliness from these lovable lads and lasses from Leeds. Their super secret lineup will be announced soon.

Keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook!
★ Room 3 – Beats & Bassline Ballroom ★
★ DJ Can’ Say No ★ 50% human and 50% Buckfast powered Clownicorn
★ Panthro ★ taking you on a thunderous journey through beats and bass.
★ Esme Banks ★ This junglist queen isn’t afraid to bring the heat with her high energy sets and mixes. Part of the female collective, Kitten Club: this Kitten will have you on your toes all night long!
★ TLK ★ Dishing out the drum and bass rollers! 
★ Room 4 – Balkan Roast Room ★
★ DJ Bobgun ★  groove-based music in to free your mind! 
★De Fuego ★ sensational, inspirational flamboyant flamenco guitars to set you stamping. 
★ Shunta ★  Non Stop Balkan Bacchanalia 
★ Hugh Blue Jones & The All Alones ★ Hugh was Blue and the All Alones were All Alone. Now they’re all together and playing rip roaring slide guitar blues, with the occasional sad song about death. 
★ 9 Dead Mice ★ Virtuosic violin-led Celtic and English folk trio 
★ Room 5 – Courtyard ★
Our resident master of music, DJ theAlchemist brings his merry band of cohorts to our cheerily chilled inside outside space.
★Room 6 – The Wonderland Cafe★
Raising money for Partnerships in The Gambia, the wonderful Wonderland lot bring you tea, cakes and the coziest place to sit down.
★ Room 7 – Cinerave ★
VJ Harper Visuals ★ brings you visuals and RnB beats to get you grinding

Rumpus: Robots and Rowboats

☆★☆Rumpus: Robots & Rowboats☆★☆

Row, row, row your boats, as Rumpus rolls not so gently down the stream! Yeah Buoy! Whether you’re a voracious Rumpus regular or a bemused and eager newcomer, you’ll be loving our return to the hallowed halls of the Islington Metalworks.

Who cares if it’s been 16 months since you bellowed sea shanties at 3 in the morning? We don’t!
Who cares if you’re not quite sure if you still remember how to dance? We don’t!
Rumpus is back with a mega byte this October to reprogram you into the party creature you’ve always truly been!

After their Rumpus debut as another band’s rider request, The Balkanoes are back in the Main Room with their joyous energy to guarantee a Balkan bash of mammoth proportions.

Rumpus favourites, Wonderland return not only to provide you Creatures with hot drinks and scrummy cakes but to take over the entire middle floor. Expect marvellous, mad, maverick partying for Partnerships in The Gambia, the charity that Wonderland supports.
Sink, swim, hack and browse your way through seven rooms over three floors packed to the brim with DJs, VJs, bands, artists and performers. Come dance away the lockdown and start the party season with all the vivacity and verve that only Rumpus can truly deliver.
★☆Dress Code Suggestions★☆Dress to Krill! Knots knots knots & knots, Android Lloyd Webber. Arrr 2 sea 2. Barnacle Bill vs Bootstrap Bill Turner. The bossun’s bussom. Bivalve visibility. Darth Sailor. Crustaceans & cetaceans. Metal Gear Liquid. Naughty nautilus. Ship Shape Scally Wags. Beached Badasses & Stranded Syrens. Reefers. Shut Yer Clam!!! Fender’s Bender’s. Gears & Pulleys. Octopi Rumpi and of course… Mermaids, but the *other* way round
★★ Line up ★★
★Room 1 – Main Room★
BalkanoesA high octane fusion of Eastern European and Jewish music resulting in a relentless explosion of joyous energy!!! A Balkan bash of mammoth proportions – guaranteed!
Bikini Beach BandThe London kings of surf-noir, lounge and rock & roll. 11/10 guaranteed to make you feel like you’re on a Hawaian beach.
Jamie Moon Here comes the sass… dirty beats, booty treats and lunar tunes from Jamie Moon!
Roger Wilko Multi genre mash ups riddled with B-sides, Bootlegs and Basslines.
Clan Dextine Clan Dextine takes his audience on a journey through bass and time namely from swing to ska, blues to balkan, roots to rave and beyond.
★ Room 2 – Wonderland Takeover ★
Elrobo Subtle Radio and UPdnb resident Elrobo will get you moving with an eclectic mix across bouncy electro, big breaky beats and acid techno.
Said Poppy Catch Said Poppy playing all things DnB. Expect vocals, brass and bass.
Sneaky RafikiThis Wonderland Resident and garage and bassline DJ from south London is also the founder of The Ladies Who Lunge, an all female DJ crew
★ Pixi ★ Wonderland resident DJ Pixi: Funky beats to make you groove!
The King of Hearts The King Of Hearts from Wonderland spins some tunes from his mixed up bag of mashups oldies and bassy boomers.
★ Bass Ventura ★ Disco, bassline, drum & bass and everything in between from this wizard behind the booth. Bass Ventura told Mensa to do one when they asked his secret to mixing. If you wanna know, you’ll just have to come see for yourself.
★ Wonderland Allstars ★ Seeing you through to the end of the night, the Wonderland Family will be throwing everything they’ve got into the mix to keep your feet moving and the energy levels turned up to MAX!
★ Room 3 – Beats & Bassline Ballroom ★
Mini Da MinxElectro/ House/ Breakbeat DJ with a deep passion for a bass line, here’s a girl who is not scared to mix it up with all kinds of funky sh*t!
RCKT Explosive DJ who brings an unbelievable amount of high energy and powerful expression to his perform More energy than all the Duracell bunnies combined
NeoPink Twisted bastard bass music for tortured Neodroids
Caz CoronelAll of the beats all of that good badness to take you dancing through to daytime
★ Room 4 – Balkan Roast Room ★
Buffo’s Wake: Skeleton Crew Instrumental klezmer-punk and knees up Balkan-folk by a small group of veteran Rumpusers, Buffo’s Wake.
Gator Dogs Brass Band Bringing Mardi Gras Beats to London Streets
DJ Mr Sandman Forget about what’s trendy.. Enter dreamland as Mr Sandman sprinkles magical tunes into your ears
Tiger Moth The world’s finest purveyors of ‘wiki-core’, Tiger Moth play a wild mix of Gypsy folk punk, ranging from Balkan to Middle Eastern, Latin, and swing, often at dizzying speeds.
9 Dead Mice Virtuosic violin-led Celtic and English folk trio
★ Room 5 – Courtyard ★
Our resident master of music, DJ theAlchemist brings his merry band of cohorts to our cheerily chilled inside outside space. Featuring: DJ theAlchemist, Graham Eden of Edensounds infamy and
★Room 6 – The Wonderland Cafe★
Raising money for Partnerships in The Gambia, the wonderful Wonderland lot bring you tea, cakes and the coziest place to sit down.
★ Room 7 – Cinerave ★
VJ Harper Visuals ★ brings you visuals and RnB beats to get you grinding