Brixton Disco Festival 2024

4 May 2024 Various Locations

Photograph of one of the acts from Brixton Disco Festival, inside Electric Brixton
Image via Electric Brixton

The multi-venue SW9, all-day, all-night jamboree comes back for its 6th year, promising a much bigger line-up than anyone would've expected.

Held over a twelve-hour period, from 3pm Saturday til 3am Sunday morning, the Brixton Disco Festival will subsume the streets and venues of SW9 for a whole day-cycle of disco vibes. 

Taking over all of Brixton's major venues, the Disco Festival finds home at Electric Brixton, Brixton Jamm, Prince of Wales, Brixton Village, Ritzy Picturehouse, Black Cultural Archives, and Market House. The only major venues it excludes are Phonox and o2 Academy, made up for by the fact it's annexed all else. 

A ticket to the festival guarantees entry to all listed venues and events up to 1am, after which you're to stay at your venue of choice. For a price of £30, most of Brixton's venues are yours for a day. 

And the line-up, containing newcomers and legacy acts, for such a price is beyond a steal. Of course, Norman Jay MBE will be headlining, one of London's most significant figures in disco, the first to play soul and disco at Notting Hill Carnival, and the man who coined the term "rare groove". 

On the theme of legacy acts, the great Jocelyn Brown joins Jay on the headline, known for her internationally famous track "Somebody Else's Guy". 

In terms of newcomers, we have Aroop Roy dropping a disco set, impressing earlier in the year with his b2b set with Mr Scruff at Camden's KOKO. His 'Ebenezer' remix is one of the finest dance/Afrobeat tracks of the last decade, and his set at We Out Here last year helped make a name for himself with new audiences. Keep tabs on his name.

Additionally, you can watch Jonathan Demme's famous tour documentary Stop Making Sense at the Ritzy, a wildly entertaining catalogue of clips and interviews from Talking Heads most iconic tour (the David Byrne in the big suit tour). 

A crowd that welcomes all ages, so long as you bring that positive disco energy, the Brixton Disco Festival is a guaranteed hoot.