Saturday 18 April
10pm – 3am
Star of Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green Road, E3 6LG
£6/£3 on the door / cheap advance tickets on sale soon.

Unskinny Bop is a queer disco for fatz, fagz and freakz. We play pop music of all persuasions and you are likely to hear some wild rock&roll mixed in to some modern r&b followed by a camp classic or two. Launched by 2 fat dykes the Bop is run by a crew of queer/trans/non-binary cuties. We encourage sincerity, earnestness, dancing with wild abandon, being sweet to strangers and wearing whatever the hell you want. Discrimination is banned at the Bop so please take any racism, transphobia, body policing etc. elsewhere.



The main dancefloor and bar is on the ground floor of the Star of Bethnal Green pub which has a step up of approx 4 inches to get into it from the street: a ramp is available on the door. The toilets however are not wheelchair accessible. There is an accessible WC approx 3 mins away which is open til 2am, please contact us for details. We do whatever we can to support access needs: do please get in touch.

The toilets are assigned gender-neutral for the night and security staff have received diversity training. The Star of Bethnal Green is not normally a queer pub, but at the Bop no homophobia, transphobia, racism, fatphobia or any other nastiness will be tolerated – please speak to DJs or door staff if you have ANY concerns on the night and they will be immediately addressed. The venue is committed to ensuring the best possible environment for boppers.


What is Unskinny Bop?

Unskinny Bop is a queer disco for fatz, fagz and freakz of all persuasions. We play pop, rock’n’roll, girl groups, r’n’b, disco, punk etc etc etc. Lots of lovely people tend to come. Our friend Dr. Bill Savage makes amazing handmade posters. (You can steal the small photocopied ones, if you must, but please not the cut’n’paste collages.) We tend to get full up very early, and we really hate queues so please come early! Alex (Ghost School/Creep Club) is our regular guest deejay, they are beacon of joy in our miserable lives. If you’re planning a birthday party at the Bop, let us know *in advance* if you have particular song requests so we can try to accommodate them.

Occasional Saturdays at the Star of Bethnal Green
£5 / £3 (concessions/early entry)
Star of Bethnal Green
359 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6LG
Come early to be sure of getting in…