Review: Glitterbox NYE

Photo Credit – Jake Davis (@HungryVisuals) 

Glitterbox – A bedazzling & glistening show filled with colour, love and infectious grooves. Glitterbox had the big slot at London’s Printworks this New Year’s Eve and what a show it was. Having sold out Printworks last February for their Press Halls debut, Glitterbox returned for their biggest show to date, selling out in record time.

If you haven’t been to a Glitterbox before then it would be hard to imagine what it is all about. Expect extravagant dancers, sequin laced costumes & a room full of the largest energy you could ever feel. Glitterbox has become a renowned name for disco and 70’s house music – the vibe is totally unique, beyond comparison.

The line-up itself was enough to get pulses racing, with big names such as Basement Jaxx, Mousse T., The Shapeshifters, Simon Dunmore, Melvo Baptiste, Qwestlife & Katie Goodman, things were always going to be next level.

Warming up the night was Glitterbox resident Melvo Baptiste. He played collective of disco rollers and melodic basslines, this set the pace perfectly for what was going to be an incredible night. We headed straight to the epicentre of what was already a storm of dancers despite it still being very early doors. 

Taking the midnight spot were the one and only The Shapeshifters. Their set perfectly set the pace for the rest of the night, a load of groovy vocal rollers was being mixed in one from the other, whilst the clocked ticket toward midnight. Teni Tinks took over the PA as we got closer to 2020 and had the important role of counting down. A familiar tune was emerging as we enter the new decade and the timeless classic The Shapeshifters – “Lola’s Theme” dropped to the main chorus as we hit midnight. A perfectly timed execution to start the year.

Glitterbox went all out for their production this year. As soon as midnight struck is was time for Glitterbox to show why they have ‘Glitter’ in their name’ An explosion of gold confetti filled the 5000-capacity club with multi coloured lights and every single person singing along in unison. A truly special feeling – one we will not forget for a long time.

Glitterbox brought in the new decade in full style. All aspects of their party are carefully thought of from showcasing their sense of musical genre to scantily-clad troop of sparkled dancers twirling on platforms in the crowd. It is always a night to remember and there was no better way to spend New Year’s Eve in London than with them.

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