Benga @ The Nest

7 'Fantastic Bombastic' Garage Nights in North London

Written by: Violet Myers

Not too long ago, if you had a fiver and a free Thursday night you could see Sir (knighthood pending) Artful Dodger live in concert, at the back of a pub in Hackney. Hell, you could probably get Craig David to perform at your party for a slice of cake and a go on the bouncy castle. But thanks to a recent and oh-so-needed resurge, UK Garage is taking back the club scene. Craig and the gang are back to filling us in, moving too fast and bringing us flowers in the pouring rain, aww bless ‘em.

Check out these 7 garage events to re-e-wind you back to the fantastic-bombastic 90s.

Magic @ Proud Camden

Magic – Proud Camden
Every Thursday
£3

Commit to travelling back to your garage loving school days, with the added joys of inflatable games and a ball pit, at this weekly multi-room night. You can also enjoy some retro drink prices and with a little bit of luck, we can make it through the night.

Benga – The Nest

July 29th
£7

Triumphantly returning with a new EP, the legendary bass, dub step and garage DJ performs at Stoke Newington venue The Nest. Do we really like it, is it, is it wicked? You can bet your nan on it!

Punch Drunk @ The Macbeth

Punch Drunk – The Macbeth

July 1st

From £3

Playing a range of hip hop, reggae, and garage, with an affiliation with Sean Paul, Punch Drunk are all about looking back, dancing all night and having some harmless tropical fun!

Acrylic and Forever – Birthdays
July 1st
£5

Mixing up the garage pina colada with a shot of funk, grime and bashment, DJ’s Murlo, Swing Ting and Amy Becker take us back with old school sounds mixed with upcoming tracks.

Various Events – Lockside
Various dates
From £5

Proving that summer just ‘aint summer without the nostalgic hum of Alesha Dixion’s battle raps, Lockside Camden has filled their club nights with a host of DJ’s skilled in the dark arts of hip hop, bashment and you guessed it, garage. Nights include; Summer Terrace Parties, House & Garage Special and Co Co Jambo.

Flyday @ Lockside

Garage & Grime Karaoke – Surya

Every Sunday
£10

Nope, you haven’t suffered a mild head injury bopping too hard to Wiseboy’s greatest hits, there is indeed a garage and grime karaoke night right here in North London and better yet, it’s on every week! Bo selecta!

Garage Nation – Scala

August 6th
From £5

Re-live the good old days by pulling up your Adidas poppers, fixing your Kangol cap and lining up a round of Apple Sours, it’s a proper garage club night! With DJ’s EZ, Scott Garcia, Mike Delinquent, Jason Kaye and Hatcha. Sure to be worthy of your brand new Timberlands.

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