The original aim is simple, to get some people together to show off costumes and drink and dance the night away to J-Pop, Anime and Game music and throw a few prizes into the mix. We have also expanded our music to include all forms of geek anthems, including Western and K-Pop.
We aim to have four events per year with one special event at one key date. In 2008 we secured New Years Eve, and we brought in with style have done so ever since~
Playing a wide selection of music, including:
access, abington boys school, Ali Project, Aya Hirano, Ayumi Hamasaki, An Cafe, Asian Kung-fu Generation, Aqua Timez, Baek Ji Young, Beat Crusaders, BoA, cloudica, DALI, Dir en Grey, Exile, Flow, Gackt, HALCALI, Heartsdales, Home Madge Kazoku, HINOI TEAM, Janne Da Arc, Karimero, Kenji Kawai, Koda Kumi, Kotoko, L~arc~en~ciel, LAST ALLIANCE, Maaya Sakamoto, Megumi Hayashibara Mad Capsule Markets, MELL, Moi dix Mois, Myuji, Nobuo Uematsu, nobodyknows+, Orange Range, Ore Ska Band, pe’zmoku, Puffy Ami Yumi, Rie Fu, Shimokawa Mikuni, Stereopony, Scandal, Susumu Hirasawa, Stance Punks, Two-Mix, Tommy heavenly6, T.M Revolution, The Black Mages, thebrilliant green, The GazettE, The Seatbelts, The STRiPES, Utada Hikaru, Under17, UVERworld, Vidoll, X-Japan, Yui and many many more.
What is cosplay?
Cosplay is the performance art of dressing up as fictional characters and is derived from the words ‘Costume’ and ‘Play’. While not originating from Japan initially the Cosplay has become synonymous with Japanese anime and gaming culture.
Do I have to wear a costume to attend?
No you don’t. We felt that you should not be forced or put off being able to attend because you are either new to the hobby or whatever. So you are free to wear your normal clothes and just enjoy the music, company and drink.
Can I get changed at the venue?
While there are no changing rooms there are toilets you can get changed in should you so wish. However we advise that more delicate and fragile costumes shouldn’t be worn to our events due to the size of the venue and a high turn out could mean more accidents are likely occur.
Can I bring a sword/gun prop with my costume?
Due to the size of the venue we recommend that large props are not brought with you. Large props in conjunction with people dancing and alcohol consumption can lead to accidents. It is also down to the bouncers whether you will be allowed entry to our event with your prop. If the item looks like it could harm others then you won’t be able to take bring it inside with you as if you start swinging a sword around your head the bouncers will throw you out faster than the Flash can win a marathon.
Why is your event for over-18s only?
The venue serves alcohol and standard licencing laws apply, after 8pm you must be over 18 to remain on premises with valid ID and due to our events starting after 8pm we must adhere to those laws.
I’m over 18 but I don’t have ID / don’t want to bring it with me…
This is no excuse. You should always have ID on you. You can chance it if you want but we cannot do anything should you be ejected from the premises.
Will there be tickets sold on the door?
At present we do not sell advance tickets so all payment for entry is handled at the door. We usually have a discount for attendees in cosplay so keep an eye out for that in the event details.