As the days get shorter, Somerset House will be providing their take on the festive period with club nights (and mornings) on ice.
Taking the after-dark slot on selected dates, Somerset House’s ice rink will play host to renowned DJs, labels and established club nights, bringing a mixture of house, disco and party anthems to the stunning venue.
It’s an excellent way to extend the seasonal fun, bringing further vibrancy to the winter staple.
Kicking off on 18 November 2016, with Rough Trade, followed by Swingers on 23 November, who will be decamping from their usual central London location with Greg Sawyer, Jake Williams and Jason King spinning party classics.
From there, Somerset House will welcome the likes of online radio station Balamii, cutting edge electronic label Aus Music, and an immersive morning dance party from Morning Gloryville.
The eighteen club events will culminate on 13 January with Brad Baloo, one half of The Nextmen, promising straight-up people pleasers.
So if you fancy getting your groove on at Somerset House, on skates – which of course you do – head over to Somerset House’s website or check out some of our highlights:
23 November 2016
Swingers is a secret world based on a 1920’s golf-club set in the bucolic English countryside – all housed in the centre of London. For one night only, Swingers decamp from their idyllic rolling greens and join us on the ice with their blend of turntable wizardry and good old-fashioned party tunes from Greg Sawyer, Jake Williams and Jason King.
25 November 2016
Online radio station Balamii bring the club scene from the radio waves to the ice. The Peckham based radio station broadcasts the best local talent that London has to offer alongside some of the world’s most renowned artists and musicians. Four DJ’s Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco), Raf Daddy (The 2 Bears), Eliphino & Andy Lemay (Joy n Repetition) and Medlar (Wolf Music) will grace the decks at this event.
30 November 2016
An immersive morning dance party, with a reputation for bringing conscious clubbing to the world stage. The wholesome breakfast ravers will bring the feel-good factor to the ice, giving dawn skaters the first chance to glide their way into the day.
Morning Gloryville will bring their usual energising music, free hugs, yoga and a motivational dance team. Featuring DJs The Loose Cannons and Jnr Windross from BARE, MC Shauna O’Briain aka MC Angel and The Fabulous of Unicorns, who will start the day before dawn at 6.15am.
30 November 2016
Aus was founded 10 years ago and is one of the most respected cutting edge labels in electronic music. Founder and Radio 1 DJ Will Saul is behind the decks all night long. Renowned for launching the careers of many of the most exciting artists in dance music including Bicep, Joy Orbison, Dusky, Midland, Leon Vynehall, and George FitzGerald.
7 December 2016
Soho Radio is a furiously independent radio station based in the heart of London, with an eclectic range of presenters and guests. The Station brings together musicians, artists, film makers, chefs, poets and the generally curious, championing brand new talent and Soho legends daily. Be transported into Soho’s vibrant and diverse culture scene with DJ’s Eddie Piller, Tasty Lopez and 4 to the Floor London.
9 December 2016
Resident DJ Jonjo Jury will be playing glorious disco music at Savage’s night, the naughty little sister of infamous club collective, Sink The Pink.
15 December 2016
It’s a hot and heavy disco! The Cadillac DJs Mark Hume & Laith Mubarak regularly keep dancefloors across London pumping with a fiery mix of disco, house and afrobeat bangers.
12 January 2016
Goldierocks, AKA Sam Hall, is an international DJ and Mixmag writer, with a celebrity following that includes Madonna, Giorgio Armani, Richard Branson and Jade Jagger. Her weekly global show, ‘The Selector’ has 4.3 million weekly listeners across 44 countries.
13 January 2016
Brad Baloo (The Nextmen)
The finale Club Night of the season comes from Brad Baloo, one half of The Nextmen. Get set for straight-up people pleasers and big boss tunes.
Tickets for Skate at Somerset House are on sale now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.