After making their mark on the Brighton clubbing scene with a series of inventive and inspiring parties, Traumfrau is running a special Bingo game-show extravaganza for International Women’s Day. This new concept brings together a game and variety show, followed by a massive party to round the evening off.

Kill Joy BINGO! Promises to be Brighton’s first raucous and riotous bingo game-show party. For starters you can forget about playing bingo with numbers – that’s so last century. Your host Mzz Kimberly will instead be getting you to collect images of all your favourite, kick-ass, she-roes. Original artworks of famous and infamous women, who have been pioneering and ground-breaking in their sector, will be used to create a bingo game that celebrates women and their achievements. Prepare to shout, laugh, & hopefully cry exclusively with joy. It’s a game of shows, of chaos, and endless inspiration.

Already known for their wild International Women’s Day celebrations, Traumfrau will also be providing their usual plethora of delights, like shows, workshops, stalls, prizes, guests, DJs, food, and plenty of BINGO! Special guests include DeeDee la Femme, Free The Nipple Brighton, underwrapsart, and plenty more, all followed by dance- floor action with Gal Pal’s DJ Jumeau.

Taking place in the beautiful surroundings of The Spire, at St Mark’s chapel in Kemptown, the event will be raising money for RISE – an award-winning domestic abuse charity providing sanctuary and support in Sussex since 1994. So, make sure you buy a raffle ticket on the night, as there’s some amazing prizes up for grab, kindly donated by Brush, StencilMoose Screen Printing and Silver Jewellery Workshops.

Tickets: are only £4/5 because they LOVE women and want you to come and celebrate them as well! Play the Bingo. Then… stay for a party & dance



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With the Brighton Music Conference fast approaching, the city is getting itself ready for a packed weekend of all things dance related. Although the event does include some serious discussions, panels and exhibitions, there’s obviously a fierce range of terrific parties to throw some proper shapes at.

Rounding off proceedings will the BMC Official Closing Party at Komedia with Brighton’s own purveyors of good times – Funk Phenomenon. In the main room their sister crew, Disco Lovers, will be welcoming a true pioneer of British dance music. The mighty Graeme Park will be demonstrating why he’s still regarded as one of the scene’s finest selectors. The curator of Hacienda Classical and original resident DJ from Manchester’s legendary Hacienda club, he was one of the first people to promote house music in this country and still works hard to celebrate its great legacy. This April he brings a superb disco and classic house set to close BMC with a bang. Alongside him is Tom, from Estonia’s non-stop party crew – Disco Tallinn.

Funk Phenomenon will be taking over Komedia’s studio, and doing it to the max. They’re bringing Tru Thoughts Records star and complete local hero, J Felix and Disco Lovers resident Sam Moffett. It’s going to be two floors, playing the best in classic house, disco, proper old school, quality hip hop, R’n’B, soul and funk. There’s no doubt this will be absolutely massive.

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Ready to heat up the summer, Brighton’s newest clubbing space lands on the seafront this month. Opening on Fri 2 March, [Hideout] is a new venue which mixes industrial essence and intimacy. It’s set to be a south coast home to the ever-growing underground sounds of the UK, creating lasting experiences and nurturing the best grassroots music and artists.

The focus is on providing the best quality sound, with the club boasting a Funktion One System – offering unprecedented sounds and vibrations to the audience. [Hideout]’s owners have seen so much grow out of Brighton and then travel to the all corners of the UK. All of this can be traced to the platform of grassroots music venues. This ideology is at the foundations of [Hideout]; opening your ears to what could be the sounds of the future.

The [Hideout] Launch Party on Fri 2 March boasts a take-over from Brighton-based Nightshift Records with their renowned high-energy techno vibes. They’ll be joined by the incredible Darmec with his bass-orientated, dance-floor destroyers, along with support from a wide array of Nightshift talent. On Sat 3 March, continuing the weekend, the Colours crew will be teaming up with Saucy Records’ They’ll flaunt some of the most skilled selectors and bass scene, and one very special Rinse FM DJ set. Following on, Full Fat then presents Notion on Thurs 8 March, Disco Deviant hold a very special Hope for the Homeless event on Fri 9 March.

The venue seeks to offer brands and promoters an opportunity to express themselves and their sounds to the Brighton & Hove community. By doing so it’ll be at the forefront of revitalising the local music scene even further, laying the foundation for growth at all levels.

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