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Friday 19th April 2019

Tropical Tea Party's Tropical Cruise at Thekla!

— Thekla
3 headliners and many more acts across 2 rooms aboard our lavishly decorated tropical party cruise ship!
price: Tickets Below


We invite you all to dig out your best holiday attire and climb aboard our tropical party cruise ship as we set sail on an audible voyage through Kingston, Rio and Ghana! Yes yes, for the first time ever we are taking over Thekla Bristol and transforming it into a luxury cruise experience! With only the finest entertainment from 3 headline acts, the first of which to be announced are The Busy Twist and Horseman! To be accompanied by a choice selection of our finest familia.... AAA Badboy, Waggles Vs Ru Robinson and Area Boys, all assembled by our captain DJ Hiphoppapotamus!

Date: 19/4/19
Doors: 10pm-4am

Fancy dress theme: Holiday Tack & Sunshine Sailors! - Think socks and sandals, dated Hawaiian shirts, captain hats and rubber dinghies!

The acts announced so far....

~ The Busy Twist ~

Hailing from London, The Busy Twist are a strong favourite of the TTP's with their heavy and grooving fusion of afro/latin styles with UK Bass music. Much loved for their debut single 'Friday Night' they continue to grow and grow with tours in Columbia and exciting new works/collaborations with artists and labels such as Nidia Gongora and Chongo De Colombia, Palenque Records, Systema Solar and Ghetto Kumbé.



~ Horseman ~
Yes yes steering the vibes through Kingston we have none other than the legendary Horseman! This man's gloriously uplifting reggae tracks with both his band Prince Fatty the have already grooved the TTP dance floor countless times so it will be such a pleasure to finally have him do it in person! ♥


~ DJ Hiphoppapotamus & Special Guests ~

Tropical Tea Party's chief noisemaker and music programmer, if you're familiar with us at TTP I'm sure you already know about him and his love for fusing tropical sounds with all forms of dance music be it Boogaloo with Breaks, Afrobeat with House, Reggae with Hip Hop or Brazilian with Jungle! He's bringing a special guest or two for this one so watch out!


~ AAA Badboy ~

AKA Kaptin, AKA Boomtown Fair's head of music, this badboy is an all-round legendary nice guy and a self admitted music addict! We've never met anyone with such an ear for so many styles of music from across globe, and with a particular love for Reggae, Dancehall, Afro, Soca and Global sounds we are VERY excited to see what he pulls out of his collection for this one!


~ Waggles Vs Ru Robinson ~

Two of the most lovable music maestros in Bristol they will be trading their favourite selections of world music, party tunes and global infusions for a whole 90 minutes!



~ Area Boys ~

Celebrating one of their birthdays in style the Area boys will bring their love of rootsy global music and finest selections of audible sunshine from Soukous to Afrobeat and from Cumbia to Baile Funk!


Tickets available from headfirst now:

Limited super earlybirds: £7.50

Earlybirds: £10.00

Tier 1 £13.00

Tier 2 £15.00

Last Chance saloon: £17.50

Door price: £17.50

Big luv and see you in the dance! TTP ♥

Event photos for Tropical Tea Party's Tropical Cruise at Thekla!:

 at Thekla
 at Thekla

Artist Videos:

Hiphoppapotamus - Sunshine Riddim

Artist Audio:

Busy Twist
LDN LUANDA PT.1 - The Busy Twist
Thornato - El Oro de la Tolita feat. Taribo (The Busy Twist Club Mix) - thornato
Hiphoppapotamus & Father Funk - What Ray'd Say [FREE DOWNLOAD] - DJ Hiphoppapotamus
What A Melon Mix 2018 - DJ Hiphoppapotamus

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