Right so, in case you didn’t notice, it’s Valentine’s day! The world is all pink hearts, love cards, flowers and heart-shaped chocolates, boxes and pillows (really, anything that can be manufactured in an heart shape).
But what if you are not in a relationship? You could always go for the good old anti-Valentine’s bash – buy your besties a present, have a girl night in with ice cream and a chick-flick , go out anyways hoping that cupid will eventually do his job – or join one of the uncountable Valentine’s or Anti-Valentine’s themed events in London and across the UK.
What would be even better, in our opinion, is to pretend that this is just a regular Friday night, simply a good reason to party and have a good time. If you are lacking ideas, read on for a few hints:
Rudimental at O2 Academy Brixton
Only last year, this group of lads from Hackney was almost unknown – then they grabbed the Number One spot with their single “Feel the Love” and seduced the masses with their mix of drum ‘n bass, dubstep and jazzy sounds. They play on 13th, 14th and 15th of February at O2 Academy Brixton – one of the most beautiful music venues in London. If you miss them this time, don’t worry – they will be special guests at London’s famous Wireless Festival.
After hitting the charts last summer with “Baby I’m yours”, the french producer and DJ returns to London at XOYO for a night with Dj Greg Wilson. Advanced tickets are sold out but more will be available on the door – knowing how packed XOYO can get, we recommend you to arrive early!
Playing at Alexandra Palace, Time Out defines them as “one of the country’s finest alternative rock bands”. Whether you agree or not, we must admit that the Ally Pally is another must-see venue in London – and that Foals music is definetely better than an ice cream or chocolate indigestion.
The alternative electronic duo is on tour, and on Friday 14th will be playing at Manchester’s Sound Control. Tickets are on sale – special guests might be a nice surprise!
Have we missed anything? (Sure we did, knowing how much our cities have to offer!) So please comment and add your favourite non-Valentine’s way to go out on Valentine’s day!