Preview: Brixton Disco Festival 2021

Get ready to boogie in South West London

As events are ploughing ahead across 2021 with no signs of slowing down as winter approaches, Brixton Disco Festival will be bringing their uplifting, feel-good vibes for not one, but two days of outright boogying.

Taking place on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th October across a myriad of venues in Brixton, South London, the lineup brings the who’s who of disco for the third instalment of the annual multi-venue party. Transport links are a breeze with the venues easy to get to on the Victoria tube line or a 15 minute walk from Clapham.

After a sell-out Saturday event, Brixton Disco Festival added a bonus Friday show due to popular demand. Friday sees a two venue event, with a pre-party kicking off at Brixton Village from 6pm – 10pm, before full club duties from 10:30pm to 05:00am at Electric Brixton.

A rare London headline appearance for Norwegian house and disco legend Todd Terje – who will be bringing his unique performance to Electric Brixton is one not to be missed. Terje made his name with a string of remixes and re-edits in the mid 2000s, putting his own spin on a variety of iconic artists including Isaac Hayes, Stevie Wonder, Roxy Music, and even Paul Simon.

Also on the billing is NYC DJ Natasha Diggs, making her debut post-lockdown performance in London. Coined the 45 Queen, and known for rocking crowds with her 45 vinyl sets she follows in the footsteps of a rich, historic NYC night life legacy. Completing the line up is DJ Paulette, who has entertained across the globe, as well holding residencies at some of the biggest clubs in the world from the Hacienda to Homoelectric.

The Saturday event kicks off from 3pm, running through to 3am across 4 different venues – POW, Electric, Ritzy, and Brixton Village – marking a celebration of over 40 years of disco music.

POW Club will see party starters House Gospel Choir performing a selection of disco classics as part of a choir with over 150 members. The group were a stand out act when they performed at 51st State Festival earlier this year! Also on the decks is NYC disco legend John Morales, known for playing rare and extended edits taking the dance floor on a groove odyssey .

Electric Brixton will see a live show from Crazy P packed full of electronic soul, hot off the heels of their smash hit new album “Age of the Ego”. Innovative Yorkshire DJ Mighty Mouse will be bringing his signature sound, renowned for releases on labels like Defected’s Glitterbox. French DJ Dimitri From Paris will also be spinning records at Electric Brixton, bringing his infectious groove and stage presence to the South London venue.

Another artist set to play is one the disco era’s legendary divas; Jocelyn Brown. Boasting a career spanning five decades, Jocelyn’s impact on contemporary music is unmistakable, with hits including the classic ‘Somebody Else’s Guy’, and ‘Always There’.

There’s also a screening of Larry’s Garage – The Story Of Larry Levan And The Paradise Garage, an in-depth look at one of the most iconic DJs and venues of all time. Starting at 3pm at Ritzy Brixton, you’ll find a Q&A from John Morales and Bill Brewster about NYC nightlife in the late 70s and early 80s – make sure to register for that!

As a ticket holder, you can mix and match between venues, taking in the DJs and vibes that you want. Worth noting though, that after 1am, you can’t move between venues within the festival. Once you leave one of these venues after this time, you are leaving the festival, with no re-admission.

Having sold out, final re-sale tickets are available for the Saturday, and tickets are on final release for the Friday! Head here to secure your place!

For more information on venues and set times head here!

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