South London hotspot and all-round cracking fun den the Royal Vauxhall Tavern hosts some amazing parties including Duckie on Saturday, to say a fond farewell to 2017 and welcome 2018 in style this week. Here three promoters introduce their events to you and give their club’s ultimate top five tracks of the past 12 months.
That Was The Year That Was
Friday 29 December, 10pm – 3am
David Robson, #TWTYTW promoter
“Had enough family time and looking for something pre-New Year’s Eve? Look no further then That Was The Year That Was at The RVT. Hosted by me, David Robson, #TWTYTW is a satirical club night reviewing the best and worst of 2017 with some of the finest London cabaret and the best DJs in on the scene including Pi The Mime, TVTV and Virgin Xtravaganzah.”
David Robson’s Top 5
1. Dua Lipa – New Rules
Could it be anything else? No. It couldn’t.
2. Katy Perry – Bon Appetit
It’s criminal what has happened to the Witness album campaign. Whoever was behind it should be slaughtered! Every single has been a banger and showed that Katy is more than a fluffy
3. Ariana Grande – One More Time
After the tragedy at Manchester Arena this song took on new meaning. Firmly making Ari an international treasure following the One Love concert. Terrorists 0, Ari 100
4. Lady Gaga – The Cure In 2017
Gaga got her mojo back. Superbowl, that tour and a fresh sounding track! More of this please, Gags.
5. Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To The Feeling
Should have been a HUGE summer pop smash.
BEEFMINCE New Year’s Eve: The Big Dong
Sunday 31 December, 9pm – 5am
Argyris Georgopoulos, BEEFMINCE promoter
“BEEFMINCE had an amazing year, going from the strength to strength packing out the RVT to capacity every third Friday of the month. Guests DJs guests Massimo Paramour, Ross Jones, Phil Marriott and Chris Brogan (to name a few) joined resident DJs Silverhook and Cactushead to provide the perfect mix of commercial and cutting-edge music, enjoyed of friendly crowds in their hundreds. And now the BEEFMINCE boys have now landed the sexiest date of the calendar: New Year’s Eve!
“The RVT doors will open at 9pm and you can expect a spectacular show with two of London’s most talented and creative performers: your divine host for the evening, Virgin Xtravaganzah, plus special guest (and super weirdo), Tracy Barlow. These two stunning stars will put on a fun and celebratory show, until THE BIG DONG at midnight. And to keep the purest BEEFMINCE atmosphere, it’s resident DJs only! Silverhook and Cactushead will be taking turns on the decks playing the biggest and most uplifting BEEFMINCE anthems until 5am!
All pre-sale tickets are now sold out, so if you have not bagged yourself a ticket, you can try your luck on the door, if there is still capacity in the old girl.”
Argyris Georgopoulos’s Top 5
1. Disciples – On My Mind (Unorthodox Remix)
2. Franky Rizardo – Same Man
3. Silverhook (feat. Oli Griffiths) – Liar
4. Tove Lo – Disco Tits (The Beatangers Remix)
5. Camelphat & Elderbrook – Cola
Anthem New Year’s Day Revival with DE Experience
Monday 1 January, 3pm – midnight
Andy Almighty, Anthem promoter
“For more than a decade we used to hold (now legendary) S.L.A.G.S/Chill-Out New Year’s Eve parties at the RVT. It was always the hottest ticket in town. For the last couple of years we’ve moved the event to the next day and it works brilliantly – better, in fact. It is quite a chilled affair compared to the manically busy NYE events. The DE Experience puts on a special show for the day and DJs Simon Le Vans, Andy Almighty and Sean Sirrs play RVT/S.L.A.G.S/Chill-Out anthems, from start until finish. It is the perfect way to round off your New Year celebrations.”
Andy Almighty’s Top 5
1. Steps – Scared of the Dark
2. Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm
3. Dua Lipa – New Rules
4. Rita Ora – Anywhere
5. Calvin Harris feat. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Big Sean – Feels
The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5HY.
Buy all tickets in advance via vauxhalltavern.com