If the the thought of watching the Royal Procession isn’t your idea of how to spend a 4 day weekend, then fear not: here’s our alternative guide to what’s on in the Capital over the Queen’s Jubblies.
Friday 1st June
Future Disco Jubilee Boat Party
For those who want to mix a bit of Ibiza with some of the best House from past decades, this Future Disco secret boat party is sure to satisfy with Greg Wilson warming the crowds up for The Garden Festival.
8pm – midnight, £25, Secret Location Mayfair
The Diamond & Pearl Jubilee Weekender – Flirtatious Friday
For those desiring a dirty weekend, Flirtatious Friday will provide the hottest commercial house and dance sounds.
8pm – 4am, £5, Aquum Clapham
Quirky Camden Rock band The Shoestrungs and other DJs will host this wonderfully rocky British night. Expect the best of retro, indie and Britpop. Oasis and Blur, anyone?
8pm-2am, Boogaloo Highgate
Heritage Diamond Jubilee Special
Three rooms with UK garage, 2-step, 4×4, with the base turned up on some favourite classics. Headliners include Sticky, Hatcha and Brackles.
10pm – 6am, £10, Hidden Vauxhall
Saturday 2nd June
Pyjama Party at Prince Charles Cinema
An indulgent marathon of 90s films – who remembers ‘Clueless’?
9:30pm onwards, £20-£25 per ticket, Prince Charles Cinema Leicester Square
Telltails and Animal Control Present The Queen’s Jubillegal
The premise: if it floats, use it! Any and every type of flotation device is expected on Regent’s canal the day before the Royal Flotilla (dinghies, rafts, kayaks, bathtubs, pedalos, rubber rings, inflatable swans, rubber ducks). The only rule: the weirder, the better!
All day, Regent’s Canal
A daring mix of the best alternative music that not only celebrates the Diamond Jubilee, but also its 5th anniversary. Expect Franz Ferdinand, The Vaccines, Metronomy, Beirut, and all your favourite alternative DJs.
All day, £30, Victoria Park
Sunday 3rd June
Secretsundaze Jubilee Bank Holiday Special
A day-to-night party with live music of all tempos. The perfect excuse to exploit the 2-day recovery time.
2pm to midnight, £14.50, The House & Terrace Greenwich
Sailor Jerry Anti-Jubilee Punk Party
Want your favourite rum and favourite music together? What better than the Sailor Jerry and Clash alternative bank holiday party? DZ Deathrays will headline with other DJs.
7pm onwards, Hotel Street. Charing Cross Road
A Right Royal Carry On
DJ Norman Jay MBE. House legend. Nothing more to say.
8pm-3am, £10, The Clapham Grand
Creche Mid Summer Part 2
For those who want to party day to night. True dedication to the Queen.
Midday – 10:30pm outdoors, 10:30pm – 4am indoors, £15, Venue TBA
Tuesday 5th June
The Alternative Queen’s Jubilee Ska/Punk Party
Performances from Ska legends; Bad Manners, Max Splodge, The Pukes and The Uplifters. Time to get skanking.
7:30pm – 11pm, £20, Scala King’s CrossWhole weekend events
Anarchy in the Supperclub
Expect the weird and the wonderful. Supperclub will transform into a risque “diamond punk palace” with drag queens, dining on beds and leather-clad guests. Not one for the faint-hearted.
Friday 1st June to Monday 4th June, 8:30pm, £40, Supperclub Westbourne Park
God Save the Clam
Punk inspired British interpretation of the Clam Bake for the Queen’s Jubilee weekend on rooftop overlooking London Fields in East London.
Thursday 31st May to Sunday 3rd June, all day, Rooftop The Emigre Studios
This ultimate British 4-day festival will host over 70 British bands, vintage swap shops and street party theme. Red, white and blue galore!
Saturday 2nd June to Tuesday 5th June, 12am to 2am, Proud Camden
– Serina Sandhu