London Pride Weekend is back this July and looking bigger than ever before.
50 years on since the Stonewall Riots in New York in 1969, Pride 2019’s theme is Pride Jubilee, which remembers the Stonewall uprisings and the fifty years of activism, protests and victories it inspired to help make the Pride movement what it is today.
With one million partygoers active in 2018, this weekend’s Pride will no doubt break the record once again, as London celebrates all things LGBTQ both day and night by hosting some of the best queer club nights to follow the parade shenanigans.
From messy moments with Mariah & Friendz to the 6 Figure Gang causing havoc at The Yard, check out some of the wildest looking Pride afterparties below.
1. Proud 2019 – The Yard
After a killer edition last year, the UK bass driven after party returns with an even better lineup. This year sees the infamous 6 Figure Gang arrive at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick. Following outrageous performances for Boiler Room this year, including a UK tour for member Sherelle, expect nothing less than, raucous UKG, screwface grime and bass weight from a collective on the rise.
Tickets available via Resident Advisor.
2. Mariah and Friendz – Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club
If unassuming UK club music isn’t your thing, there’s the contrary route; a good old fashioned sing-a-long. ‘Loosely inspire by Mariah Carey’, Mariah and Friendz is the party of choice for a more traditional pride knees up. Party bangers, RnB classics, and a ‘Power Ballad Power Hour’ should leave your vocal chords non existent come Sunday. Advance tickets are sold out, but plenty have been held for the door, so early arrival is a must for this one.
All info can be found here.
3. Pride Dance Party – E1
Queer clubbing legends and all round good guys Horse Meat Disco have teamed up with Percolate and Classic to bring a night of feel good house and disco on, arguably, London’s best sound system. US queen Honey Dijon tops the bill, and her palette of funky disco, old school acapellas and soulful will keep the floor moving till the sun comes up. Classic label head Luke Solomon, Michelle Manetti, Super Drama and of course the Horse Meat lads complete the lineup.
Grab tickets here.
4. Sink the Pink: Icons Ball ft Melanie C – Troxy
Mel C isn’t really a name you’re likely to see here on Hyponik, but no Pride after party would be complete without an appearance from a 90’s superstar. East London’s Troxy will play host to Sporty Spice’s only London appearance this year, along with a wealth of superstars, diva’s and, of course, icons.Tickets have sold out, but you can join Dice’s resale waiting list in the link below, for a last gasp chance to zig-a-zig-ah.
Join the waiting list here.
5. ADONIS Pride all day – The Cause
Flying the flag for North London, Adonis takeover warehouse space The Cause in Tottenham for a 16 hour marathon masterclass in all things house and techno. Love International affiliate Wes Baggaley heads up proceedings, armed with a crate of rarities from across the dance music spectrum. This one’s a heads-down affair.
Find out more here.
6. Queer Carnival with Little Gay Brother – Flat Iron Square & Omeara
Born in the ‘mud pits’ of Secret Garden Party 2012, Little Gay Brother (LGB) set out with one aim; to create a safe space for members of the LGBTQ+ community to revel and party without prejudice. Since then they’ve honed their craft, and are widely considered to be putting on some of the best queer parties in the country. Pride 2019 sees them embark on their Queer Carnival. Starting at 4pm LGB take over Flat Iron Square til midnight, where the party vacates around the corner to Omeara. With dancers, special guests and bio-degradable confetti, the Queer Carnival will be a sensory overload worthy of the occasion.
You can cop tickets here.
7. Pride Party – Pxssy Palace x BBZ – The Southbank Centre
With UK black pride often getting overlooked, Pxssy Palace and BBZ (Bold Brazen Zamis or Babes) are out to break the mould. Kicking off at 5pm, the two crews will takeover the Southbank’s riverside terrace for a free event showcasing ground breaking music from some of the movements most prolific figures. Saturday night also sees Pxssy Palace and BBZ join forces with Goldsnap and Vibrate for the after party at Shoreditch institution Village Underground.
Tickets to the after party can be found here.