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Bootylicious to take over Barbican foyers for late-night ClubStage party

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Bootylicious x Barbican: Love & Legacy Party

London's legendary club night Bootylicious – a night created for Black queer and trans people and allies – is poised to take over the Barbican's ClubStage for a Love & Legacy Party. The late-night event in December will be an evening of unforgettable revelry and euphoric celebration featuring an array of renowned DJs spinning RnB, Hip-hop, Dancehall, Afrobeats, Amapiano, and more.

The line-up will feature singer, songwriter, and rapper Alicaì Harley alongside a selection of iconic Bootylicious resident MCs and DJs. Alicaì is the perfect addition to the Love & Legacy Party as she defies genres and fuses sounds from Dancehall, Reggae, R&B, Rap, and Grime, blending her Jamaican-born, London-bred roots into her music.

Alicaì made a name for herself amongst the underground and radio scene and has gone from strength to strength since her first EP The Red Room Intro: Yard Gyal Inna Britain' in 2021, performing at global festivals and events like London Black Pride, Glastonbury, and the BBC Introducing Tour.

Established in 2001, Bootylicious has been a trailblazing force on London's club scene. It was one of the earliest club nights in the capital to champion diversity on the dance floor, offering a safe and inclusive space. As they join forces with the Barbican for this historic celebration, Bootylicious brings its rich legacy of inclusivity and camaraderie to the fore.

This event is an opportunity for everyone to come together for a night of joy, togetherness, freedom, and love. It's a celebration of Bootylicious’ remarkable history and its enduring commitment to providing a platform for the community.

Hosted in collaboration with Bootylicious on the ClubStage, the Love & Legacy Party puts community at the centre of the Barbican programme. The Barbican’s ClubStage is a flexible late-night space in the Barbican’s iconic foyers, inviting audiences to celebrate multi-disciplinary artists and experience fresh events from gigs to performance pieces, DJ sets and more.

Reviews for Bootylicious:

‘London’s Most Enduring QTBIPOC Club Night’ Vogue Magazine

‘Judging by the body-heat-induced temperature, Bootylicious is an inferno melting anything in its way.’ The Times

‘If you could bottle the atmosphere here, straight clubs would pay through the nose for it.' Time Out

‘Bootylicious is the real deal and the boys have come out in their droves. The MC shouts: “There’s nowhere like it in the UK! We’re black and we’re gay”’ Attitude Magazine


Produced by the Barbican in partnership with Bootylicious.

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