Today marks the end of the longest January on record. Whatsmore, it also represents the end of ‘dry January’ for many as the London events scene heats up with a flurry of top event drops and wonderfully curated lineups.
Our hot picks for this month live up to their billing as we explore the must-attend events for February that will set the pace for the year 2022.
Saturday, 5th February
Music On: The Birthday at Studio 338
Lineup: Marco Carola | Nic Fanciulli | Andrea Oliva ++
Music On always draws in the crowds with a cult-like following that creates a huge demand for each show return to London. The birthday is no different as Marco Carola is joined by Nic Fanciulli and Ants frontman, Andrea Oliva. The tickets are on the final release and will set you back an eye-watering few pound notes, but will be a memory-making 338 showpiece.
Tickets: Music On at Studio 338
Sunday, 6th February
Bamboleo at Fabric
Lineup: Neverdogs | Rossko | Sebastian Ledher ++
Legendary label and party Bamboleo arrive in EC1 for the very first time. Presented by Neverdogs (Tommy Paone and Marco De Gregorio) who bring their Sunday fiesta to fabric for this inaugural outing.
They are set to present the formidable Rossko, owner of the infamous Late Night Skanking label, minimal deep tech pioneer Sebastian Ledher, plus Italy’s Matteo Gatti and Romania’s Cosmin Horatiu.
Tickets: Bamboleo at fabric
Saturday, 12th February
STiR at Werkhaus (DAY / NIGHT RAVE)
Lineup: Special Guest | Elodie | Daive | Mara Lefay | Tony | PRiiMO
STiR returns after an enforced two-year hiatus, following on from their sell-out Fabric shows with a day into night rave at in-demand Brick Lane venue – Werkhaus.
The STiR minimal-tech fusion frequencies have built quite the reputation as the hotly anticipated brand return bounces back with a lineup full of breakout star curators, and a spicy special guest.
This is one of the few ‘proper parties’ that remain in London. A zero ego policy, fair ticket price, longer minimum set lengths and selector choice designed solely around musicality! Be sure to check the STiR hype out.
Tickets: STiR at Werkhaus
Trade 30th Anniversary at EGG
Lineup: Fat Tony | Boris | Hilit Kolet | Fidelity Kastrow ++
“Trade has always been a melting pot for its crowd and its music. I can’t wait to welcome back our Trade family and introduce new audiences to our journey through sound ” – Laurence Malice
The legendary party is back! No words are needed here as the truly legendary party takes over EGG London for its 30th celebrations.
Tickets: Trade 30 at EGG
Saturday, 19th February
fabric: Continuum by Craig Richards
Lineup: Craig Richards | Ricardo Villalobos | Rhadoo | Nicholas Lutz ++
“After all these years, the only way I could possibly present music is with love, whether playing records or putting a night of music together…” – Craig Richards.
For the third edition of Continuum, Craig Richards curates 24+ hours at fabric. As the venue’s original resident, Richards’ musical taste is world-class. This line-up showcases that taste quite superbly.
Tickets: Continuum at fabric
Sunday, 20th February
STUMP Part 2 at FOLD
Lineup: Cabanne | Giuliano Lomonte | Barac ++
Stump is back for its annual February show after 2 long years. This comes with a slight change in music programming, but one that we couldn’t be more excited about. This time around is the long-awaited return of Barac.
In this PART 2 of the 21-hour showcase, the event rolls on to FOLD for a special conclusion to the marathon musical journey.
Tickets: STUMP at FOLD
Saturday, 26th February
LWE Presents: From Our Minds at Printworks
Lineup: Richie Hawtin | ANNA | Octave One | DJ Stingray 313 ++
A dominant force in the club music spectrum, Canadian DJ and producer Richie Hawtin has been pushing the boundaries of electronic music and technological vanguard for over three decades with his unique intake on techno, influential labels Minus and Plus 8, as well as his legendary alias Plastikman. Hawtin comes to the Press Halls alongside two of Detroit’s mainstay DJ Stingray 313, Palestinian underground heroine Sama’ Abdulhadi, ANNA and many more.
Tickets: Free Our Minds at Printworks