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Spiritland to channel the ghost of King’s Cross rave past

House music (and bagel) weekender 'Bagelys' set to celebrate the area's legendary nightclub history on June 17th and 18th

Blue plaque from the time we honoured the area’s nightlife history. Click on the photo for full story
Acclaimed hi fidelity listening hangout Spiritland is bringing old skool DJs, underground club music and the smiley-faced ethos of rave culture back to King’s Cross with a free two-day event next month.

The ‘Bagelys’ weekender gives a nod to the area’s historic former warehouse club space, via the medium of hot salt beef bagels.

The parties will be held under the West Handyside Canopy, just a stone’s throw away from the buildings where thousands of clubbers danced all night back in the 90s.

Flyer – full details of the DJs and attractions
DJ legends of the era including Mike Pickering, Trevor Jackson and Jeremy Healey will play on a typically amazeballs soundsystem (this being a Spiritland production, after all) while ravers double drop Tanqueray-cured smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels washed down with a selection of punchy cocktails from Spiritland’s tasty drinks menu.


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Running from midday to 8pm opposite the swanky Waitrose, it’s not quite the sweaty hedonists all-night paradise of yore, but for nostalgic mum ‘n’ dad ravers and their wide-eyed sprogs, it’s sure to be a full-on session.

As Spiritland’s Paul Noble says, unavoidably with a wry smile, “house music all day long!”

Feeling nostalgic? Check out our exclusive photos of the abandoned Bagley’s venue taken just before it’s current transformation into Coal Drops Yard here.

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