North London-based club The Cause will throw its first birthday party next Sunday.
It will kick off at 8am with a friends and family brunch and finish off at 6am on Monday in true Bank Holiday spirit.
The party, which is coined ‘XXX’, will take place across its five areas. Dutch duo Spokenn, or Ferro & Reiss (who run Amsterdam’s notable VBX parties), are the only headliners who have been announced, though residents of the club’s main parties - Adonis, Tribes, Syzygy and The Model - will return.
This will be the first of a number of shows at the Cause to keep headliners unannounced.
Speaking on the decision to avoid announcing the majority of headliners, the club’s co-founder Eugene Wild explains, “We do most things ourselves at the club, with a very small team. Dealing with the logistics of flights, hotels, ground transport on our birthday isn’t ideal, we’d rather be on the dancefloor with our phones off, lost in the moment of what we have built, celebrating our birthday, on our terms.”
He continues, “Keeping headliners under wraps also gives us flexibility. We are a small independent venue and there is no way we can afford to stack the line-up like we have. There's a lot of amazing artists playing within a 50 mile radius of our space, so we can save costs, save logistics and stack the line-up. Flights from Chicago, Romania and Germany aren't cheap.”
”We hope this model will keep us financially stable during our final furlong. We’re due to close in January. If in the unlikely event we last longer, we will be running on very minimal notice, unable to book headliners months in advance. We hope this show will lay the foundations for the end of our first chapter, however prolonged this may or may not be.”
Despite opening up last year, the DIY spot has already raised £20,000 for its charity partners, CALM and MIND in Haringey.
James Ball is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor. Follow him on Twitter
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