Circus returns Friday June 24 to Café de Paris with a Masquerade Ball, DJs Jodie Harsh, Kris Di Angelis, Jim Warboy and live PA from Kazaky. Advanced tickets £12 on ticketweb here or £15 on the door. Click the headline for details. It's in that gay London calendar.
CIRCUS : MASQUERADE BALL
FRIDAY 24 JUNE2011
10.30pm - 3am
CAFÉ DE PARIS
3-4 Coventry Street, W1D 6BL
DJ SETS :
KRIS DI ANGELIS
CIRCUS is now legendary. So much so, that we're able to move around once a year to a new home, set up our show, and give you the best night of your life - over and over again. After a fantastic stint at Paramount, reigning over the city from the top of the Centre Point building, we're heading to Cafe De Paris. Jodie Harsh’s club night is internationally renowned for it’s ever-evolving figure so, as this unique party grows, so must its settings, and this year we're at the iconic Cafe De Paris - home of night time entertainment since 1924.
Sometimes we want to escape from reality. We want to conceal our identity. We want to be anonymous. But we still want to show off. This is what masks are for. Whether it's a Venetion carnival prop, a face full of a glitter or a lone ranger's mask, tonight's the night hide behind a false visage. The annual MASQUERADE BALL is always Circus’ most outrageous event. Every year on this occasion our guests outdo themselves with mind-blowing face cover-ups, so you better werk, as the team all eagerly await what over-the-top attires the diverse crowd will come up with this year. Think of the most extravagant, excessive and wildly customised façade you’ve ever laid eyes upon and crank it up another notch or five….the more out-of-this-world and unrecognisable, the better.
KAZAKY - the boyband-with-a-twist from Kiev - have, in an impressively short amount of time, become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon. This is not only due to their spectacular choreography and dance-pop sound, but in large part to their unique stage performance. The four Kiev boys have created a big stir throughout the internet with videos such as “In the middle” and “Love” getting over 6 million views on YouTube. This is their first ever show in the UK and we're very excited to have them on board. High heels at the ready!
JODIE HARSH is the blonde hair and brains behind Circus and an international DJ. A vision in hot pink lipstick with a big box of house tricks, Jodie has played Pacha (Ibiza), Glastonbury Festival, Matter and Ministry of Sound, and toured the world with Manumission. Room Service is her Thursday night gay party which has taken the scene by storm - it's popping up in Ibiza this summer, every Monday at Aura from 27th June. As well as Gatecrasher residencies and an EP in the works, Jodie has also brought back Circus with a vengeance which is now bigger and better than ever before - the club will appear at Lovebox Festival this year with a spectacular 10-hour show.
KRIS DI ANGELIS is our soon to be legendary resident disc jockey and has become one of THE hottest names to drop in sophisticated dance circles. His incredible musical knowledge and breathtaking technical ability have seen him picked up by the likes of Defected, Space (Ibiza), and Caligula. Meanwhile his own productions and remixes for the likes of Roisin Murphy, Groove Armada, The Sugababes, LilyAllen, and Mariah Carey have been hammered the world over not to mention hismost recent work with Mel Blatt, Boy George and Waterson.
JIM WARBOY is firmly established as a leading figure in London’s club scene having been closely involved in some of the city’s most definitive nights over the past eight years. His latest club night, SOS, is quickly gaining a reputation for defining thenew mood in clubland. He previously promoted the weekly fashion night Caligula, regarded by MTV as ‘London’s answer to Studio 54’; Nu Rave warehouse parties All You Can Eat; and avant-garde dress up night Kash Point. Warboy’s DJ sets are eclectic and draw on acid, tribal tech and early house music. DJ Mag picked him out as ‘one of alternative clubland’s greatest forces who is constantly ahead of the curve’.
Alexis Knox - Kingsley - La Pequena
Tickets: £12 on ticketweb here and £11at Unconditional+, 16 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden. Both include a complimentary drink from our friends at Barefoot Wine.
£15 on the door.