What's Going On?

What is Buttoned Down Disco about?

A bit of history...

Buttoned Down Disco have been running parties in London for over twelve years now. Originally, we felt that a lot of clubnights in London were boring and pretentious, so we decided to be proactive and start our own night and play the music that we loved. We also made the parties invite only, meaning that we kept the random passing trade out, but kept the music lovers in. Since we began in 2002, we have rocked almost 30 different London venues, including Eve Club, Tattershall Castle, Bloomsbury Ballroom, The Scala, Turnmills, The Forum and even the V&A Museum! After years of moving around, we have now settled down with a monthly residency at the magnificent KOKO in Camden on the first Saturday of each month. Entry is, as always, strictly invite only.

Music policy

Musically, the emphasis is firmly on tracks that we like at the time, rather than just the bands of the moment. Club founder Christian Laing plus support DJ Lydia Butler mash up Eclectic Pop, Indie, Punk, Electro, Funk & Disco, although you might also hear some Dubstep, Reggae, Ska, Soul, Motown, Psychedelic Garage Rock, Bubblegum Pop, Baile Funk, New Wave, One Hit Wonders, Breakdance, Quirky Cover Versions, J-Pop, Hip Hop and Mash Ups. Upstairs in the Gallery Bar, Richard Titchener rolls out the house party vibes with hip hop, funk and breaks.

Entry & requesting invites

Our parties are FREE before 10pm, then £10 afterwards, and entry can only be obtained with an invite or a BDD badge. You can request invites here. Once you have requested invites, we will send you an email back which will act as your invite. Invites will have full details about the party, including opening times, a map to help you find the place, DJ line ups and details of any drinks promos running that night. You then print the invite and bring it along with you on the night - simple. If you want to invite friends along, either get them to sign up, or simply copy your invite for them! All parties are invite only and we operate a door policy to ensure a happy, safe atmosphere for everyone to enjoy the night. In other words - bad attitude is not welcome!

Guestlist & group bookings

Buttoned Down Disco is a fantastic place for a celebration! Since it is free before 10pm we don't offer guestlist per se. However if you have a large group and want an extra special night, we do offer a party package. This includes the exclusive hire of the Royal Box or the Directors Box for the whole evening, 25 queue jump guestlist places and the facility to pre-order drinks directly from KOKO. The Royal Box is a beautiful, private balcony area overlooking all the party action. The Directors Box is opposite the Royal Box and features a private bar. We can also accommodate larger parties, please contact us for bespoke packages.

Further information

From cloakrooms to dress codes; we've tried to answer all your questions on our FAQs page. But if that doesn't cover it, please do get in touch.

Where does Buttoned Down Disco take place?

After years of moving around and rocking many different London venues to packed crowds, we have now settled down for a monthly residency at KOKO in Camden.

KOKO is widely regarded as the best venue in London, having hosted secret gigs by the likes of Prince and Madonna. Since it's total refurbishment in 2004, pretty much all London music lovers will have danced under Europe's largest disco ball, gasped at the amazing views from the balconies, and danced their socks off thanks to the ace music ethos all powered through one of the capital's best soundsystems.

Put simply, it rocks - and so do we. So we're coming together to rock you.

When is the next Buttoned Down Disco?

Tuesday 30th December 2014 at KOKO

Buttoned Down Disco normally takes place at KOKO on the first Saturday of each month, but we are also presenting our annual F*ck NYE party on Tuesday 30th December 2014 providing the perfect alternative to the hassle of a NYE in London!

As with all Buttoned Down Discos, our parties are strictly invite only, so request invites now!

We also have loads more parties planned for the future, see below.

All upcoming parties

Buttoned Down Disco | Events | Dolly Power
Party Date TimeLocation Info
Buttoned Down Disco's F*ck NYE Party Tue 30 Dec 2014 21:00 - 03:30KOKO, Camden Ft. Christian Laing / Lydia Butler / Richard Titchener. Request invites.
Buttoned Down Disco Sat 10 Jan 2015 21:00 - 03:30KOKO, Camden Ft. Christian Laing / Lydia Butler / Pete B-Fly. Request invites.
Buttoned Down Disco Sat 7 Feb 2015 21:00 - 03:30KOKO, Camden Ft. Christian Laing / Lydia Butler / Richard Titchener. Request invites.
Buttoned Down Disco Sat 7 Mar 2015 21:00 - 03:30KOKO, Camden Ft. Christian Laing / Lydia Butler / Pete B-Fly. Request invites.
Buttoned Down Disco's Easter Party Sat 4 Apr 2015 21:00 - 03:30KOKO, Camden Ft. Christian Laing / Lydia Butler. Request invites.
Buttoned Down Disco Sat 2 May 2015 21:00 - 03:30KOKO, Camden Ft. Christian Laing / Lydia Butler. Request invites.
Buttoned Down Disco Sat 6 Jun 2015 21:00 - 03:30KOKO, Camden Ft. Christian Laing / Lydia Butler. Request invites.
Buttoned Down Disco's Midsummer's Eve Boat Party Sat 20 Jun 2015 21:00 - 03:00Tamesis Dock, Vauxhall Ft. Christian Laing / Lydia Butler. Buy tickets.
Buttoned Down Disco Sat 4 Jul 2015 21:00 - 03:30KOKO, Camden Ft. Christian Laing / Lydia Butler. Request invites.
Buttoned Down Disco Sat 1 Aug 2015 21:00 - 03:30KOKO, Camden Ft. Christian Laing / Lydia Butler. Request invites.