A St Patrick’s Day Party with the Irish Mob | VAULT Festival 2018
A raucous gangster knees-up for everyone’s hands-down-favourite saint. The very last Late of VAULT Festival 2018: a wild subterranean shindig in the name of St Patrick.
Ladies, gents, mobsters and molls, dig out your flat caps, find that flapper dress you’ve been waiting to wear and head underground for THE St Patrick’s Day Party of 2018.
Channel your inner Irish gangster and party like it’s 1918. There’ll be punk céilidhs, a den of disrepute and enough whiskey to raise the dead. Now fill your glass for everyone’s hands-down favourite Saint. Sláinte!
Join us underground for the music and the mayhem, and send off Vault Festival like a (mob) boss. No one parties like the Irish Mob.
The night was headlined by world-renowned London-Irish punk band NECK, who brought their unique brand of high-octane, psycho-céilidh entertainment. There were DJs, Peaky Blinders-style walkabout entertainment from some of London’s finest immersive theatre talent, and of course a market of knick-knacks and flat caps.
Those that delved beneath the surface found a twisty immersive trail of deceased mob bosses, rival siblings, jealous lovers and irrefutable proof of the luck of the Irish. If St Patrick banished the snakes from Ireland, at least a handful showed up here.
RUCKUS was created by Oscar Blustin and Becky Brown of SPECIFIQ and Dean Rodgers of Rogue Productions.
Sound and lights were devised by VAULT Festival staff, the set was devised in collaboration with Tom Shannon and created by Caz Narracot, Lauren Manning and many wonderful VAULT Festival Assistants. Josie Jennings assistant stage managed the event, Jamie McInnes purveyed some merchandise and Sarah Arden provided administrative support. Marketing videography and photography was by Matthew Kaltenborn, production photography by Lara Maysa from Soma Visions.
A huge thank you to the entire team at VAULT Festival, who went far above and beyond to ensure that RUCKUS was a success.