Vintage New Year's Eve

Dance through the decades in one unforgettable night at the Southbank Centre: Five floors of themed club nights, seven bars, two live acts, twelve DJs, eight dance lessons, and a front-row seat to London’s iconic New Year’s Eve fireworks.

For one night only, the world-famous Royal Festival Hall is transformed into a set-dressed spectacular. Pick your decade, dress to impress and join us for a night of entertainment and elegance. This is a celebration like no other.

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Six themed pop-up nightclubs will transport you with music from the 20s to the present day, interspersed with live orchestras, specialist DJs, dance lessons and photo studios that will make your New Year’s Eve the most memorable yet.


Leave the cares of the 21st century behind and be swept off your feet when The Moonlight Serenaders take to the stage. Glamorous diva Laura B is bringing her all-star band and teaming up with the legendary Pat "Sugar Ray Ford" Reyford to take you back to the era of swing for a spectacular one-off show put together especially for the Vintage NYE Party. 

In between live performances, record collector DJ Daddy Rich will have you swinging all night as he spins some of his favourite vinyl from the 1920s, 30s and 40s, whilst dance teachers Hoc & Mark are on hand to guide you through the right dance moves including The Palais Stroll and Lambeth Walk.

After midnight, The Clore Ballroom transforms into an intimate cabaret club with the band back on stage to bring you hot smoking 1940s rhythm and blues performances, whilst Daddy Rich will keep you on your feet well into 2019.


After the clock strikes twelve, the Clore Ballroom transforms into an intimate cabaret club with the band providing smoking hot rhythm and blues from the 1940s. Claire Austin, aka Voodoo Doll, is your hostess for the evening, providing the perfect introduction to 2019.


Britain’s kings of bebop, rock and roll, jive and swing The Jive Romeros are back by popular demand, bringing their mix of classic American and early British rock and roll to Let It Rock. ​DJ Mr Jinx will keep you jumping, jiving and bopping between sets.


Disco Royale brings you pure 1970s and 1980s disco, with an hour of funk before the fireworks and an hour of disco motown after midnight. Blow your whistle, cos this is better than a good time – it’s Marie, Dave and Andrew of Six Million Steps collective


It’s an all killer, no filler set of musical bangers, featuring ​1980s and 1990s pop, rock and dance anthems. Dance with abandon as DJs Anna Greenwood and Jess Indeedy at Bar Bonkers lead you into 2019. Joined by DJ Helix and the hilarious dancing grannies, Jess Indeedy delivers an unforgettable NYE edition of Indeedy Musical Bingo.


Shimmy and shake all night while sipping colourful cocktails high above the River Thames in the Honolulu sky lounge, hosted by the bongo-tastic House of Bamboo.  Sambas, mambos and cha-cha-chas are selected by exotica expert Martin Green and Martin Karminsky, while Hawaiian hostesses hold limbo dance competitions for urban castaways.

Book a three-course meal in The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall and you'll have a reserved space for the whole evening.

Or fancy food on the go? Buffet style options also available throughout the night. Hot and cold food delights, everything from mac & cheese and tagines to meat & cheese platters and sushi (vegan options available).  Serving up all you need to keep you dancing into 2019.

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