BLOW UP – 31st Anniversary – London.

We are pleased to announce that  Blow Up will return to the Century club Soho to celebrate our 31st birthday Friday 18th October 2024

Early bird tickets on sale 10am today.

Following the second part of our 30th anniversary event in May this year, we are looking forward to returning to the Century London again. This will be a club event with Blow Up founder Paul Tunkin to DJ. 

The event takes place in the main terrace of the Century club.
61-63 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London, W1D 6LQ
Doors 8pm –  Carriages 1am.

More on Blow Up…

Blow Up, a bona-fide legendary club night at the centre of the mid-Nineties Brit Pop explosion, cited as the catalyst and birthplace of the BritPopscene, influencing the style and sound of a generation. Blow Up was voted No.4 in Time Out’s Top Ten Clubs of the 90s, described as one of ‘5 Classic Clubs of Our Time’ by Vox Magazine (alongside The Blitz Club, Shoom, The Roxy) and as ‘The club that changed theworld’ by Melody Maker. Time Out’s ‘London Calling’ book special said of Blow Up that it was “the breeding ground ofthe Brit Pop sound”. Whilst an NME’s Original’s had Blow Up featured as one if its Top Ten Britpop Moments. In July 2022 Time Out London once again listed Blow Up as one of thegreatest London clubs of the past 40 years.

Blow Up was founded and launched by Paul Tunkin 16th October 1993 at the upstairs function room of a Camden Town pub the Laurel Tree. After just a few months Blow Up had become the epicentre of a seismic musical and stylistic change in what was later called the Britpop scene. From its origins at the Laurel Tree, Camden Town (1993-1996) to Soho venues the Wag Club (1996-2001), the Metro Club (2002-2009, the Metro which Paul Tunkin co-ran with former Wag Club manager Alan Campbell) Blow Up maintained a weekly club event interspersed with various one-off events. Post the Metro Club’s closure Blow Up took up weekly and monthly residences in various venues including Bar Rumba, 4 Denmark St and Peckham’s Bussey Building followed by a weekly five year Friday night residency at the St Moritz Club, Wardour St Soho (2015-2020) once again interspersed with occasional monthly events including the Troubadour London. Blow Up ran continuous weekly events until the nightlife lockdown in 2020 and finally returned for a three night residency at Vout O Reenee’s London (Oct – December 2022). November 2023 saw the first part of the Blow Up 30 year celebrations with a sold out club and live event at Jamboree Kings Cross. Whilst in May 2024 saw Blow Up take to the roof terrace of members club the Century in Soho as part 2 of our 30th celebrations.

Outside of weekly and special one-off events in London, Blow Up has also hosted both UK regional and international events across Europe, USA, Russia, and Japan. Whilst the Blow Up club compilations (‘Blow Up A-Go-Go!’ and ‘Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend’) have added to the global impact of the club.

Blow Up is currently one of the longest running club nights in London.