Usher in the New Year at our
annual, spectacular Vintage New Year’s Eve Party.
Royal Festival Hall once again transforms into five floors of immersive entertainment with seven pop-up vintage nightclubs. Music for all tastes are catered to from the 1920s to the 90s with swing, rock’n’roll, soul, disco, house and cabaret all thrown in for good measure. As always there’ll be stylish dining, a hair and beauty salon, walkabout entertainment photo studios and a private terrace overlooking the Thames from which to view London's world-famous NYE fireworks*.
Stay tuned for more information!
The Torch Club
Inspired by the golden age of 1930s & ‘40s Jazz, Miss Rosie & The Moonshyne Runners will resurrect the spirit of swing, before Natty Congeroo & the Flames of Rhythm set the stage alight with their authentic orchestra. In between the live music, Sweden’s Big Papa Mac will be spinning the vinyl; Hoc and Mark will be on hand to guide you through the steps of some light-hearted period party dances and the dance floor will be open to all. After midnight, The Clore Ballroom transforms into an intimate Cabaret Club with more live performances, dancing & great music from a bygone era.
MISS ROSIE & THE MOONSHYNE RUNNERS
Inspired by the great vocalists from the golden age of jazz, Miss Rosie assembled The Moonshyne Runners to resurrect the spirit of swing. With a repertoire rooted in the music of the 1930s and 1940s, this sextet will bring the bounce back to your steps.
NATTY CONGEROO & THE FLAMES OF RHYTHM
Natty Congeroo & the Flames of Rhythm play a heady mix of 1920s, ‘30s & ‘40s Hot Jazz, Harlem Swing, R&B, Gospel, Early Blues, Hepcat Jazz & McVoutiness!
BIG PAPA MAC
Chief scoundrel Big Papa Mac brings vinyl from the 1920´s to the 1940's to The Torch Club! He prides himself on selecting only the best music from the vaults, from hot jazz to mambo, swing to boogie-woogie. Come on down and shake your tail feather as much as you like!
MARK & HOC
Our fabulous teaching team specialise in teaching dances from the 1920’s to ‘40s and run regular classes in Bedforshire & Cambridgeshire. They will be introducing the Torch Club to some of the novelty dances from the period, such as “The Lambeth Walk”... Oi!!!
CLAIRE AUSTIN aka VOODOO DOLL
Voodoo Doll will be your hostess for the evening, making sure all runs smoothly and introducing you to all the wonderful entertainment lined up!
This year The Tiki Bar presents ‘House of Bamboo’. Shimmy and shake all night in a desert island hut where colourful cocktails are served against the backdrop of the River Thames as seen from the fifth floor of the Royal Festival Hall. Exotica expert Martin Green (The Sound Gallery and Smashing) and groovy guests spin bongo fueled sambas, mambos and limbos for style conscious castaways.
The Style Studio traces some of the legendary 'Disco' club nights from the mid-70s through some of the most culturally influential and eclectic nightclubs of the early 80s right up to where we are now covering everything from 70s Funk and Disco, through early 80s Electro, Boogie, Rare Groove, through to uber-cool Jazz and some surprises to boot.
Let It Rock
Live piano pumpin' RnR from Dylan Kirk and Italian band The Poison Ivy's bringing action packed 1950’s & 60s style Rock ‘n’ Roll to the 'Let It Rock' venue. DJ's Suzy Q & DJ Domino play bopping rockabilly, jiving rhythm & blues and classic rock n roll, whilst our former National & European Jive Champion, Kav Kavanagh with his dance partner Suzy Q, teach you the "moves".
*subject to weather conditions