Join us for Rishi Sunak’s Leaving Drinks

Join us for Rishi Sunak’s Leaving Drinks
Huck is teaming up with our friends at Dalston Superstore and Queer House Party to bring you an election night viewing party like no other.

It’s been 14 very long years of Conservative party rule. Five Prime Ministers, four elections, one referendum, countless scandals, a pandemic, an historic cost of living crisis, over a decade of cuts to basic services, welfare and social support, with over 330,000 deaths associated with them. A country that, many would argue, has been broken - we can only hope not beyond repair. Many of us have marched, fought, campaigned and tried to.

Those responsible, among them our current Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, look finally set to be handed their marching orders in just a few short weeks. If polls are to be believed the 4th of July will be the final day of Sunak’s premiership and we thought we should send arguably the richest man to ever be elected to Parliament off in style. 

There is no place we’d rather get together and collectively scream “good riddance” than in the hallowed hall (basement) of Dalston Superstore. Starting from 9pm on 4 July, we’ll be screening the election results live, going late into the night with an incredible roster of DJs curated by our good friends Queer House Party. Huck’s Digital Editor and resident gobshite Ben Smoke will be on hand to keep us abreast of developments through the early hours, as we watch and celebrate (hopefully) the demise of so many of those who have brought misery to millions. Don’t tell anyone but we may also have a few extra surprises lined up for you on the night... 

Of course, what comes next is not set. Indeed, even if Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party does become the next Prime Minister, as it looks likely he will, the fight both at home and abroad is far from over. It’s why we’re taking the opportunity to fundraise for those currently at the centre of a genocide that many say Starmer provided political cover for. All profits from the night will be going directly to eSims for Gaza and the MSF Children’s fund - both at the heart of providing vital humanitarian assistance on the ground to those in Gaza. 

There are no advance tickets so you’ll need to plan to get there early, particularly if you want to join in our epic exit poll celebration at 10pm. As extra incentive (as if you need any?!), we’ll be giving away free copies of Huck 75, with legend Zarah Sultana on the cover to the first 100 people through the door! 

On the decks through the night will be Harry Gay, Claude Knight, Meg Ward, The Doll Named Dan, FEMMI, Katie Baxter, Certified Batty Rider, Jess Hands, Reenie, Mark-Ashley Dupè, and Passer with icon Taali not Charlie on hosting duties.

It’s been a hard, unrelenting few years - a simultaneously frantic and extraordinarily dull election campaign, and an uncertain future awaits us all but on 4 July, let’s all get together to celebrate, to take the night to think of all we’ve lost, all we’ve achieved and all we’re yet to win. To connect, to laugh, to [redacted], and, most importantly, to (hopefully!!) say a big SEE YA to the tories.

See you all on the dancefloor x

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