Stick around and party. Free and ticketed events after hours at VAULT.
All LATES events are 18+. Purchased tickets will not be refunded to anyone underage, so please book carefully.
Join us for VAULT Lates, where every year we gather a smorgasbord of eclectic parties, gigs and live entertainment to keep you dancing until the early hours.
On Fridays and Saturdays we’ve got exclusive ticketed events from some of the most exciting names around – but don’t worry, if it’s not your thing you can always stick around for a quiet drink in the Suffolk Punch while the party rages next door. Every Wednesday and Thursday we’ve got free live entertainment on the main stage, with the critically acclaimed Nest Collective filling the Wednesday night slot and a selection of great DJs to make your Thursdays feel like the start of the weekend.
Wednesdays: The Nest Collective
Every Wednesday | 8.45pm & 10pm | FREE
The Nest Collective – BBC Folk Club of 2010 – has grown to become London’s place to go for discovering the amazing resurgence in music being made under the banner of ‘New Folk, Old Folk & No Folk’. Musicians and audiences alike come for our unique intimate and un-pedestaled environment, no matter which venue, for the making of music and the opportunity to be part of a shared experience. Every Wednesday night at VAULT, the Nest Collective will be taking the main stage. Check the full lineup >>
Every Thursday | FREE
At VAULT, there’s no need to wait until Friday: the weekend starts on Thursday night where you’ll have your choice between dancing to great DJs and live music in the main bar – different every week – and a night of free comedy and general silliness in the Suffolk Punch, hosted by Loren O’Brien, who’s destine to be “one of the biggest female comedy acts this year.” Apparently. According to The Times, anyway.
No Coward Soul’s Whiskey Jiggler
Thurs 28th Jan | FREE
Opening week means it’s time to celebrate, and what better way that a completely free party with kickass music and the best underground bar in town?
After tearing it up at last year’s VAULT LATES, No Coward Soul are back with a beefed up band. Dark folk tales unfold, told with soaring load vocal and whiskey sweet country harmonies. New music and a few fun folky covers plus surprise support acts to be announced.
VAULT FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT PARTY
Friday 29th Jan | £10
For our first late-night event of the season, VAULT Festival presents a feast for your party senses at our Opening Night 3D Disco. Take a non-stop night of great music thundering through cavernous underground tunnels and combine it with eye-popping visuals and we guarantee you a night to remember.
The brightest and best in theatre, music, art and film collide in a colourful mash up for a night of superstar DJs, killer cocktails, live performances, visuals and spontaneous performances from some of the best talent in the whole fest.
Dress to impress or come as you are – just be ready for a night that always starts in high jinx and always ends with a bang.
BOWIE CELEBRATION NIGHT
For Cancer Research
Saturday 30th Jan | £10
VAULT Festival presents a tribute to Ziggy Stardust, The Goblin King, the Thin White Duke and Major Tom in aid of Cancer Research.
Playing all the big hits and fan-favourites late into the night, with surprises and guest acts. Dress up as if Bowie was watching, and get ready to send off The Man Who Fell To Earth.
Acts & Guests to be announced.
Fat Tuesday presents Mardi Gras 2016
Friday 5th & Sat 6th Feb | £12
Fat Tuesday is back with the third instalment of London’s biggest, baddest Mardi gras party. An orgastic celebration of life, love and each other. It is Fat Tuesday’s aim to bring the city that care forgot to the big smoke on the Thames.
Join our second line and parade along our own Mississippi to the joyful rhythmic sound of the Kansas Smitty’s House Band urged on by the performers, dancers and curiosities from Shotgun Carousel. Then enter the Vaults for a whole night of drinking, dancing and revelry as the house band play their swampy NOLA rhythm’n’blues all night and the temperature rises to fever pitch.
Get your sinnin’ done with us because after Fat Tuesday, times up.
FRIDAY: MA’GRASS, BALKANOES, SAMBATALLION DJS: BOBBY GANDOLF, RENARD AND PATCHES, PHOEBE APOLLO
SATURDAY: THE TURBANS, BRASS FUNKEYS, SAMBATALLION DJS: PROFESSOR STRETCH, MAX HAGENBACH
The Artful Badger Present the
Love Potion Valentine’s Ball
Fri 12th & Sat 13th Feb | £16.75 Early Bird / £21.75 Advance
The Artful Badger are delighted to invite you on another amorous Valentine’s adventure. For two nights we, once again, infiltrate the tunnels below Waterloo Station as part of the VAULT Festival 2016.
This year we are blending and boiling a magic brew just for you. An elixir of love, a potion of passion. We will ceremonially embrace the alchemy of amour. Whether single and searching or settled and celebrating you are about to enjoy a night of wondrous fun and frolicking with your feral friends.
Tunnels of wild music and performances set the scene for mischief and match making. Secret rooms, stalls, games, alluring aerial, boisterous bands, provocative & punchy performances, delectable dancers and of course…a romantically rampant party!! Read More.
The Dock Studios Takeover
Sat 20th Feb | £6 Adv
Taking you on a sonic journey into the depths of electronic music, The Dock Studios have curated a line up not to be missed. Join us within the dark labyrinth of The Vault for an adventure into Waterloo’s underground tunnels. Dance with us through the night as we take you deep into the grooves of Disco and House, with the very best DJs we have to offer from The Dock Studios.
The Dock Studios is a collective of the most up and coming tastemakers, from record labels & DJs/producers to bloggers and visual artists, joined together with the shared ethos of bringing good music to the masses by whatever means necessary.
Mind your head, heed your mind, you may lose both in here…
Angelo Amazzone [ANMA Records] Kozber [Love Sexy Records] Unai Trotti [Cartulis Records]
PLUS MANY MORE TBA
Gyro & Me For Queen
Thurs 25th Feb | FREE
In a special VAULT Thursday, we are proud to present a FREE double-headliner with two amazing London acts.
The Gyro is 4 piece funk rock band with thought provoking, foot tapping, hand clapping funk mixed with a sweet sweet array of melodies. Me for Queen combines years of classical training with eclectic musical appetites to create a rich blend of folk, jazz, soul and blues. After the success of their concept album, Iron Horse, which spanned funk, soul, folk and indie, Me for Queen are back with a more paired-down, rootsy follow-up.
Tom Robsinson (BBC6): “Mary Erskine could sing words from a phone directory over the cheesiest Casiotone backing in the world and still win me over in a heartbeat.” He said it…
Ceilidh Liberation Front
Friday 26th Feb | £12
The Ceilidh Liberation Front is London’s most radical, and most colourful ceilidh band. Subverting and converting the world with their energetic new ceilidh regime, they breathe vigour and vitality into the traditional ceilidh, whilst honouring its roots and traditions.
United under the banner of The Nest Collective, London’s brightest folk club, and originally brought together by Mercury music prize nominee Sam Lee, this ceilidh ensemble are a coming together of the finest musicians, the most charismatic callers, the most uplifting and inspiring tunes, and the best dances… mostly traditional, with some bespoke dancing creations and the odd spontaneous improvisation!
Featuring a small army of virtuoso musicians collected from the four corners of the land, planted in the soils of Britain’s rich traditional music history, watered by years of playing, exploring, collaborating and innovating, and now blossoming together in this new-old-beautiful-fantastical formation, the CLF combines music, dance, and a generous sprinkling of theatricals to bring this unique experience to the world. Ceilidh music as you’ve never heard (or seen) it before, make sure you bring your dancing shoes.
Robomagic Live & Standon Calling presents
Saturday 27th Feb | £10
“Music is a unifying force, it’s something that binds people together,” says Arthur Delaney, sitting beside me in an east London studio. This could sound glib coming from someone else, but as part of HÆLOS – creating delicate, nuanced sounds for that moment when the dust starts to settle just as the sun starts to come up, in the post-orgasmic glow of a night out – it seems totally on point.
Time Out Presents
Fri 19th Feb | £16.75
A silent disco with a naughty twist. Seek beneath the shadowy caverns and ye shall find a downright dirty event for even the wickedest of pleasure seekers, thanks to the filthy proprietors of Time Out.
It’s no secret, we’re kind of in love with London. That’s why we want to help you fall in love with your city too, so Time Out are bringing you some of the best events London has to offer.
Time Out & Denim Present
Leap Year Party
Sunday 28th Feb | £16.75
One of London’s “most avant-garde club nights” and Time Out bring you a party to remember.
Denim invites you to unzip at VAULT this leap year for an experience like no other. With a multi room venue take over, expect a night of outrageous queer revelry. With a diverse and exciting array of London’s freshet queer performers – from drag king pop groups to female drag performance artists, queer punk bands to renowned London DJ’s, and some of London’s favourite underground cabaret acts, come feast your eyes, ears and tongues on a whole spectrum of gender subversion.
Denim, a 5- part drag girl band who sang with Florence and the Machine at Glastonbury last year, will also be performing a brand new musical set accompanied by a full live jazz band, playing your favourite hits from 90s RnB and Pop, to 80s disco and your musical favourites. Some special guests will also be making an experience.
Sponsored by MAC Cosmetics, Denim want to invite you to join in the drag revelry whilst partying us, and the night will be raising awareness and funds for a MAC AIDS Foundation supported charity, Positive East.
Friday 4th Mar | £10
Our annual big blow out for heroes and monsters alike. There will be a B-movie cinema, live bands including The Near Death Experience + a very very special surprise guest, dancers, DJs including The Strankettes + Kenton Halliday, magicians, tarot readings and of course some champagne prizes for fancy dress.
Come as you are, or take a chance to win free champagne by winning the fancy dress prizes as a pin up bomb shell, a creature from the deep, a 50s screen siren, a rockabilly robot, a teenwolf from space, a motor-psycho or a tube of man-eating toothpaste!
All money raised from tickets on the night will go to support the current refugee crisis.
Standon Calling Presents
Saturday 5th Mar | £10
Standon Calling Festival is a three-day party every summer in the grounds of a country manor house, featuring musical icons, breakthrough acts, a swimming pool, an on-site nightclub and bars that never close. Previous headliners have included Basement Jaxx, Florence And The Machine, Bastille and The Dandy Warhols.
Every year, Standon sets the scene of a different story, a backdrop for a world that comes to life as the festival unfolds. Past years have included ‘Murder on the Standon Express’, ‘Running Away from the Circus’ and ‘A Town of Two Faces’.
They’ll be unveiling the story for this year’s festival at this very special night at Vault festival. Expect great bands, an awesome atmosphere and a proper party. Over 18s only. Valid ID required. Event ends at 3am.