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Marissa Cetin
14 December 2022, 16:52

Legendary London after-hours club night Trade returns for a party in 2023

The historic LGBTQ+ rave will take over Egg London for another "super late" bash

Legendary London after-hours club night Trade returns for a party in 2023

Trade, London's legendary after-hours LGBTQ+ party, will return for its first party in a year at the start of 2023. 

Trade will take over King's Cross club Egg London on Saturday, 25th Februrary, 2023. The party will run from 8 PM to "super late". (The last Trade event at Egg in February 2022 went for 24 hours.)

The line-up has yet to be revealed, but Trade promises "hard-hitting current headliners" alongside resident DJs. Trade's previous party line-up featured regulars Andy Farley, Smokin' Joe, The Sharp Boys, Tall Paul and Knuckleheadz, with new faces Frankel & Harper and Remco Beekwilder.

"It's amazing that Trade still touches a vital chord in the current electronic clubbing landscape, and I think it's down to our constantly evolving and updating approach," said Trade creative director and founder Laurence Malice, who owns Egg. "We always honour what's been before, but actually what's really exciting is keeping Trade at the cutting edge both musically and in terms of production. And of course our wonderfully inclusive up-for-it crowd that never want to go home."

Trade ran regularly from 1990 to 2008 on Sundays at now-closed London venue Turnmills. cementing its place in the capital's clubbing history as the first legal after-hours party. The party now returns to Egg to celebrate anniversary milestones. Earlier this year, Joe Roberts spoke to Malice and the Trade crew as they celebrated Trade's 30th anniversary — read the feature here.

Stay up-to-date on line-up and other party information via Trade's website.

Photo credit: Mark Wardel