Modstock 2024 takes place over Easter, celebrating 60 years of Mod from 28th – 31st March across the centre of London.
Yes, six decades of Mod have been and gone, but its influence still remains over fashion, music, art and design today. It perhaps peaked in 1964, but since then, each new generation that discovers Mod has continued to add to the rich tapestry created by the originators and pioneers.
It’s a worldwide scene, too, but it’s perhaps apt to celebrate those 60 years in the city where it all began with a three-day program taking place at 229 and other nearby venues.
Legendary live artists will appear alongside the best new and current talent. After the live acts, the organisers have assembled a DJ line that will keep you moving and grooving till the early hours.
There’s also a Q&A, a scooter rideout, plus a four-hour riverboat party on Sunday afternoon, taking in the sights and sounds of London. Finally, a farewell party sees the weekend put, taking place at the iconic London Mod venue, the Phoenix, just behind Oxford Circus on Sunday night.
Tickets are available now for both individual events or the full weekend. You can find out about that and see prices here. There’s also more detail on the site for each event. But for now, here’s a rundown of what’s going on:
New Untouchables present Modstock (60 years of Mod)
(Small Faces Set)
(MAKIN’ TIME SET)
BIG BOSS MAN
THE CRYSTAL TEARDROP
+ CROSSFIRE CLUB,
SCOOTER RUN, MARKET, DETAIL MAGAZINE Q&A, FASHION & FILMS.
Thursday – Pre-Event
6T’s 100 Club Party
West Hampstead Special, pay on the door arrive early.
Detail Magazine live. Q&A on Fashion, Books, Music and Clubbing with special guests. 1-5pm/£15 (not part of the weekend ticket)
Friday – MODSTOCK BALL
with Mod Legends
P.P ARNOLD +
KENNEY JONES +
FAY HALLAM +
2 club rooms with International DJ’s.
ALLDAYER FREE ENTRY all ages with
THE APEMEN +
THE MOLOTOV’s live +
Scooter Run, Market & DJ’s. From 12 Noon with food & bar open all day.
Saturday Evening – CROSSFIRE
(3 rooms of musical magic) For one night only, the popular London club night returns to 229 with an ace DJ line-up. 8pm-3am/£15
The history of NORTHERN SOUL in the main ballroom featuring Rare Soul from iconic venues The Twisted Wheel, The Torch, Wigan Casino, Stafford & the 100 Club.
Boogaloo in room 2:
With the hottest R&B, Club Soul, Blues, Ska & Boogaloo
BIG BOSS MAN & THE CRYSTAL TEARDROP live. Go wild with the finest Freakbeat, Garage & Psych 45’s from Dr Robert and international guests.
Sunday – THAMES RIVERBOAT PARTY
With International DJs. 2-6pm/£25 (£29 with farewell after party)
Meet at Festival Pier 1.30pm on the South Bank next the Royal Festival Hall.
MODSTOCK AFTER PARTY
at legendary Mod venue The Phoenix, Oxford Circus. 8pm-2am/£10 (Very Limited Tickets)