Feel free to dress as your favourite chart star of past or present to make KOKO look like the best Top of the Pops show that never was. We certainly will be. In fact we may do multiple costume changes. Why the hell not?
Line up for the party will be:
DJS & HOSTS – Sean Rowley & Anna Greenwood
DANCERS EXTRAORDINAIRE – Hot Gusset
HOLY MOLY – Father Oates & his confessional booth
SPECIAL GUESTS – The Lipsinkers
Plus: fancy dress competition, cake eating competition, loadsa dancing and ample opportunity to throw your hands in the air and dance like you’re number one!
Want to make the party go with an even bigger bang? If you’re in a group of eight or more, we’ve got party packages galore (we’re good like that). Email email@example.com for guestlist queue jumps, reserved areas and more and get into the groove!
The Ultimate Pyjama Party at KOKO on Saturday 30th March is shaping up to be one hell of a bedroom bonanza and to make it that extra bit brilliant, we’re giving away a £50 bar tab to a lucky ticket holder!
Yes! Not only do we get to jam in our jim-jams, but one of you will be also whooping it up with £50 of loverly drinks for you and your friends as you hit the dance floor with your best night-time moves from the non-stop entertainment jamboree on stage at GP!
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY. WE KNOW YOU DO BUT WE HAVE TO SAY THIS.
* Well, £50 worth of them anyway
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. Over 18s only
2. Prize does not include entry to the party at KOKO
3. Entrants must have bought a ticket and registered their attendance on the Facebook events page to qualify
4. Prizes are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative
Tickets for 2013 are now on sale. We start the ball rolling back at KOKO on Saturday January 26th, when we’ll all be a little lardier thanks to mainlining egg nog and eating cheese with EVERYTHING, but we’ll soon work up a funk on the dancefloor and emerge once again as the svelte figures of fun that we were before Christmas stuffed us.
If you’ve got a special birthday or celebration planned for next year, then why not get your mates together and have the party within the GP party! We’ve got loads of options, so get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s have a kiki!
We gave you some options for dressing up involving some of pop’s most aesthetically creative characters currently reigning this here world, so in the spirit of fairness and equality it’s only right we look at those who once did reign put no longer do due to death. Yes, it’s not Hallowe’en quite yet, but some of pop’s brighter stars should be brought back to life for the Pop Stars Party this Saturday 29th September to shine brightly once more.
Jackson. So many looks. It’s all a result of us watching him grow up in public and his face maturing. Nothing to do with him chopping it up / trying a new nose out every six months etc. Nothing at all. Choose whichever Jackson you want to be – the key elements, depending which Jackson era you’re channeling – are a selection of the following:
Dances that focused heavily on a crotch grab;
White socks and loafers;
Vajazzled military jackets;
Whitney. Taken from us too soon. She burst into our lives in the early 80s with a whippet-thin figure, a beaming smile of splendid teeth and a belting voice that could knock you sideways. She had hit after hit after mega hit and wailed her way to everyone’s hearts. Then she met Bobby Brown, got into crack, sported adult nappies and was sadly taken from us. Let’s not dwell on that bit, especially the nappies. Soils the memory in so many ways. Here she is in happier times. Oh Whitney!
Freddie. The Queen front man and possibly the greatest ever front man the world of pop and rock has ever seen. Brilliantly pompous, unafraid of dressing up or acting the clown, supremely entertaining and a command of the microphone stand to it’s full phallic connotations – his charisma, energy and sheer star quality was never less than 100%. Can you tell we like him a bit? Sorry Adam Lambert, but there really is no contest. Queen sans la Mercury should just STOP NOW PLEASE. We miss him the most probably out of this parade of the dead. SIGH
Winehouse. She had some voice, but by heck she didn’t half have a troubled time of it. Being followed about by paps all day probably didn’t help much when you’re a bit lacking in the self-esteem department and only nipped out for some milk. But what she lacked in self-worth, she made up in soulful, melodic, honest-pop, whacking great big hair, myriad of tats, boosted sales of RImmel’s eye liner and impressive fag smoking. You can imagine she would have aged brilliantly, wise cracking about young pop upstarts as she got older. Like Elton, but with her own hair. Her own MASSIVE hair.
Having joined the 27 club like Amy and a host of other dead musicians, Kurt Cobain enraptured a legion of angry teens sulking in their bedrooms with his angst-punk-pop, creating grunge, donning cardigans, making an anthem for a generation and then departing from this world via violent methods. He hair never looked that clean and he probably never washed his jeans, but then he was the accidental focal point of “grunge” therefore dressing like a slick city gent probably wouldn’t have lent it that much cred, so full marks for the commitment. His bedsheets probably could’ve walked to the washing machine themselves.
Rihanna: Yaaaaay BOOOZE! *falls asleep in bath with shoes on*
Fancy winning a pair of tickets to the Pop Stars Party on Saturday 29th September at KOKO?
Thought you might.
How about a free bottle of Champagne as well to make it all that even more fabulous?
Yes, thought you may like that too.
Well we’re offering just this over on the Facebook event page, where you can win this by saying your coming to the party. Then on Friday 21st September, we’ll pick a winner at random who gets the prize.
It’s so easy! And yet so much fun! Two things that are good things!