Rumpus Vol 27: Fallen Empires

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The summer’s coming to an end but the party’s just getting started! Wherever your travels have taken you over the break, all creatures great and glittery will coalesce come October 2nd for quite literally the biggest party of the year. With 11 rooms, 9 live bands, over 20 
Djs and a whole host of performance, happenings and interactive spectaculars, Rumpus brings you the best of every festival experience all rammed into one intoxicating night of unparalleled proportions!

As usual, we’re turning the live music up to 11: we’ve got mega-folk maestros The Destroyers, and the barons of Balkan Gypsy Hill, amongst a whole host of the kinds of bands that havemade your shimmy shake and your quiver quake.

On the decks, a formidable figure in UK dance music, Deekline will be pumping out the bassbin-shaking bravado he’s become internationally famous for. And with over 20 other DJs spinning everything from Jungle to Electroswing all night long there’s a beat for every creature in this sonic cornucopia!

There’s a venue-wide treasure hunt – you’ll  have to complete a series of weird and whimsical challenges to collect all 8 pieces of the mighty and majestic Rumpus Amulet!

For this event the Travelling Tavern are teaming up with esteemed purveyors of all things vintage, Rokit. Take a step back into an age beyond time for the best in live jazz, blues and worldly exotica downstairs, while upstairs Rokit presents an immersive emporium of clothing, costumes and accessories for your perusal and curious cabaret for your bemusal.


You wanted Rumpus?  You’re getting MORE RUMPUS.

See you on the dancefloor!

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Kickstart your party right now with our Fallen Empires Playlist here

Dress Code Suggestions

Genghis Khan and Genghis Can’t; The Khitomer Accords, Romulus and Ream Us; Quipu; What have the Romans ever done for us; the First, Second and Third Empires of Brasil; Age, Rage & Rave of Empires; The Golden Horde vs The Silver Horde; Spanish Steel vs Aztec Obsidian

(More acts to be Announced)

Main Arena

Deekline  bassbin-shaking bravado from a world famous artist who’s cooking up a storm right now.
The DestroyersStomping leads and chilling strings from Birmingham’s Mega-folk maestros
Gypsy Hill – an intoxicating mix of Balkan brass, Mediterranean surf rock, ska & swing.
Mike Freear The musical genius behind Slamboree comes back to Rumpus to for another high-octane set!
Chivaree Circus – 
Dangerfire, pyrotechnics and aerial circus wrapped up in a one off show!
Jamie Moon – Sticky funk and scorched soul on a bed of dirty rhythm & blues, washed down with Latin licks and a shot of Afrobeat.
Sambattalion – a colossal artillery of infectious Samba rhythms
VJ Harper –  A tidal wave of visuals will caress your eyes

1st Floor

Mr Tea & The MinionsA gypsy flavoured blend of many musical sauces!
The Boom Dogs
The stankiest, funkiest, slap-bassiest, nastiest, danciest, filthiest funk band you’ll ever lay ears on.
Troz Minster – UK Funky, Future Garage, Bass House, 4×4 with some tropical bizness for good measure.
LordJustice – Not one, not two but three decks pumping out electroswing madness!
Madame Barducci – Vintage sounds played hot and fresh
The Forro Family – A workshop of traditional Brazilian dances to move your heart, feet and soul!

2nd Floor
Hot Cakes presents: An Empire of Bass

Rambunctious, no-nonsense bass music cut through with junglistic drums and firing b-lines, from the crew that fills dancefloors around the globe, from Miami to Russia.

Deekline – Effortlessly balancing cutting edge tunes with dancefloor classics, head of the London to Brighton-spanning Hot Cakes collective of producers, promoters and DJs.
Jurassik – We ran some of our first ever parties with this giant of Breakbeats, famous for combining jungle, garage and breakbeat flavours into the rich matrix of roughneck riddim bass music.
Martin Flex – One of the freshest names on the booty breaks scene, a producer who knows how to drop the 808 boom and send the bodies flying around the room.
Final Conflict – Forged on the Manchester breaks scene back in 2003, all things bass, from trap to glitch hop, breaks to dnb.
Bob B-Wrong – Suck My Rock and Boink! Lynchpin Bob B-Wrong can do no wrong when it comes to tunes!

Happy Slap Boutique presents

The Shaman’s Shop

Deep in the jungle lies an ancient forgotten city, its edifices built of bass, beats and the spilled blood of human sacrifices. If you press your ears against the ground you’ll catch the echoes of rites, rituals and unearthly spectacles, carried out to appease gods whose names have not been uttered for millennia.

Ocelus – a genre defying producer and DJ gaining international recognition through his live DJ sets, mix-tapes and his own musical productions.
DJM – The master of putting tunes you never thought would work together!
Mikey J – The hardest working DJ in the north of England comes south to lay the freshest tunes at your feet.
Arnivore – Head honcho of Cool Beans, this party-starter extraordinaire is making a welcome return to Rumpus. Warning: may contain air horns.

The Travelling Tavern

When every empire has blossomed and wilted; when every wind of change has blown its course; at the end of all roads and outside of all time there will be a lone saloon stationed at the edge of everything where the liqueur flows unceasingly, where bodies whirl, desires unfurled, unfettered from the grip of the grave. And the music! Pure as the dawning of a new day, wild as the night and sublime as the stars. Leave the follies of the waking world behind you and join us in the perpetual twilight of the Travelling Tavern.

The Hoffman Trio  Explosive jazz-hop and deliciously funky trip-swing
Le Skeleton Band – Hadean shanties and chanson du cirque from this marauding mélange of France’s finest freaks.
Garance and The Mitochondries – Experimental post-musette chaotica spiced with exotic rhythms foraged from her travels in New Orleans and South America.

Rokit presents:

The Seven Ages of Empire

An immersive and interactive space featuring the finest in vintage and fantasy clothing and costumes for your perusal, with a liberal sprinkling of performances for you to lose yourself in.

Wonderland presents: Atlantis

The Wonderland crew welcome you to the drowned glory of the lost city of Atlantis.

Duzmoore – Smooshing up breaks, funkyness and 90s classics
Elementum B2B Slutdrop – UK Garage mania from the 2-stepping twosome. When the crowd say ‘Bo’…!
Imo Loves Dick – The Queen of Hearts and the Dormouse get up in your grill with classic RnB, Hip Hop and booty bass
King Mix A Lot – His highness treats us to more big beat and warped electronic plus some kazoo bootlegs
Fat Sam – Coming at us with a mix of electro swing, glitchyness and silly classics – a grand slam from Fat Sam!
Miss White Rabbit – the fluffy-tailed one sorts us out with a fine selection of calypso and African beats
J.Ravens – A solid mix of electro, house, future and classic dance vibes. Banging tunes for a banging dancefloor!

The Rumpus Art Exhibtion

The Rumpus pARTy Collective gather to display an exhibition filled to the brim with London’s finest and freshest talent. Witness the glory of the Live Art Battle, and step into Lozzy Bones’ and Harlot von Charlotte’s Victorian photobooth, which in 5 minutes flat will present you with a portrait, powered by nothing but historical anachronism and the fastest pencils this side of the Equator.

Featuring art by:
Lozzy Bones
Harlot von Charlotte
Amie Dearlove
Emily Manning

The Rumpus Cinema
Silly Ideas Factory presents:
Rage of Empires

Wander up to the opulent cinema balcony and enter the digitization booth, create your avatar, and upload yourself to the Rage of Empires mainframe. Select your quest then explore and interact. Use your wit/intellect/silliness to reach your goal without dying (or getting distracted).