Rumpus: Fight or Flight!

Are you fleeing the frenzy of the New Year Sales, or fighting your way through dry January?

We welcome back to the decks our favourite energiser DJ Rockit Riyad, giving it more than his all down in the Bass & Beats Ballroom.   
Pop in on those Piratical Party People, Captain’s Beard who’ll be dishing up galley-pots of toe-tapping numbers with a sea-faring twang in the Balkan Roast Room. 
Then check out Frd Blk and Prada the French Invader playing back to back in the Main Room with their new project Melted Sound SyStM that’ll keep you moving through to dawn.

Flit from fanciful to dancing full of joy and joust in the slips of outrageous and frolicsome fortune, displayed in the magical, musical, mystical, mayhem that is Rumpus! 

Seven rooms over three floors packed to the brim with DJs, VJs, bands, artists and performers.  Come dance away the dark and start the year with all the vivacity and verve that only Rumpus can truly deliver.

Dress code:
Wondrous Warriors, Fleeing Floozies, Super Soldiers, Astonishing Aviators, Marvelous Marines, Skions of the Skedaddle, Coruscating Contenders, Hot-footing Heroes, Brilliant Brawlers, Eclectic Escapees, Bawdy Boxers, Lovelies on the Lam, Gorgeous Grapplers, Rascally Wrestlers, Elegant Evaders,

Main Room


Mama Moonshine – Tales of desire and moments of wonder sashaying between funk jams and galloping Blues rhythms 
Town of Cats – A twisted, exuberant and lary cocktail of afrobeat, latin, ska, jazz, hip-hop and sweat. You’ll be shaken and stirred. 


Frd Blk B2B with Pada the 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. 

Roger Wilko – multi-genre mash-ups riddled with B-sides, Bootlegs and Baselines 

Room 2

Expect over the top larks and liveliness from these lovable lads and lasses from Leeds
Here’s your full and fabulous line-up!

Mood Swings resident HRVSTR will be opening curtains with some funky wobblers, Garage and Bass. 
This warm blooded overlord will with us to dish out a selection of all things lively.(ragga/breakbeat/garage/hip-hop) 
Pioneers of the Liquid Jungle scene Breaksmiths are paving the way for a fresh new sound in DnB, seamlessly fusing Jungle and Liquid styles with classic Funk and Soul and maybe even a bit of cheeky Northern Bassline. 
02. WBBL 
Hailing from the Southwest UK, the legendary WBBL serves up a fresh blend of home-grown funk, glitch and electro beats fused with the wobbliest hi-grade basslines known to mankind! 
A legend that works around a base of electro house, glitch-hop, ghetto-funk and drum and bass adding the sizzling sounds of the Jazz era – dragged swinging and squealing into the 21st century; revamped, reworked and mashed up for the modern dance floor.  
04. JEHMZ  
Bringing the bounciest and most wobbly 4×4 tunes to keep your feet stomping and legs moving throughout the night. 

Room 3 – Harder, Longer, Faster

Brand new programming! Expect a dance-floor full of harder beats and better bass all night long as we revolutionise Rumpus’ musical programming.

Rockit Riyad – With more power and stamina than the most hardcore Duracell Bunny, fell your energy lifted with lively Drum N’ Bass and Hard Electro.

Madame Electrifie – raucous dance floor focussed fusing of the best vintage beats with the best of the modern age

Jamie Moon – Sharpest dressed DJ with beats to please and tease.

DJ Can’t Say No – 50% human and 50% Buckfast powered Clownicorn, Queen of all that is unruly and irreverent, rule breaker and mischief maker – time spent under her musical navigation will bring out your playful side.

Room 4 – Balkan Roast Room

Jorges Hot Club – We defy you to stay still with delicious and delectable helping of toe -tapping, partner-whirling, smokin’ hot gypsy jazz 

Terra Viva -infectious grooves that span from gipsy to Italian folk, from jazz to punk and balkan beats.

Captain’s Beard –  a company of traveling troubadours on a quest to bring drinking, dancing folk rock music to everyone who lives the pirates life. Dance the night away to songs of the grog, grot and grime that comes from sailing the high seas. Yarrr!

The Tidy Street Striders – New Orleans style Dixieland jazz. What we lack in technicality, we make up for in spirit and nice suits

DJ Wedding Fight – More raucous fun than a punch up at a Balkan wedding’ a blend of gyp-hop and anthemic balkan misc, and probably more than a little Taylor Swift.

Sonny Delight – Thames FM’s top dog circulates London like a human Wurlitzer, spinning Heavy Funk, Fat Hip Hop, Super Disco and Sizzling Soul … ‘Sip the Juice’

Room 5 – The Courtyard

Once again the busiest indoor outside space will be peopled with artists, face-painters and circus spectacularists!  

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 Rosebud Lix with special guests James Flibble and DJ Fox White – one more to come!

Room 6 – Wonderland Cafe

Those rainbow children and charitable chai peddlars, raising money for WYCE, the wonderful Wonderland lot bring you tea, cakes and the coziest place to sit down.

Room 7 – CineRave

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