As the iconic LGBTQ+ collective and party people, Sink The Pink, announce their last hurrah, celebrities such as Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall, Spice Girl Mel C and Bimini share their favourite moments and memories of the club nights.

Dissolving gender stereotypes whilst saving queer nightlife AND throwing the best parties in the U.K.? It’s got to be Sink The Pink.


If you hadn’t already heard about the legendary parties or been to one of their life-affirming club nights, where on Earth have you been?


Kicking things off with cabaret and drag performances at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club in East London, Sink The Pink formed in 2008 as a response to ‘too many bland and non-inclusive nights out’. Before long, the collective had become known for putting on legendary parties, live performances and immersive productions, touring the U.K. as well as the world.


Their diverse, inclusive and transgressive M.O. sees a melting pot of drag artists, club kids, performers, decorated choreographers, creatives and set and costume designers come together to form the largest LGBTQ+ collective. Collaborating with everyone from Little Mix and P!nk to Melanie C and Years & Years, they have performed at Glastonbury, Printworks and Times Square, as well as The Mighty Hoopla, clubs in Berlin, Sao Paolo, Australia and more.

Now, Sink The Pink have announced their final event at Printworks London on Friday 15th April, the Good Friday bank holiday. Tickets will go on sale next Wednesday 2nd February.

Glyn Fussell co-founder of Sink The Pink shared: “We’ve shown that our community can be seen and celebrated in mainstream spaces while staying true to what we believe in. We’ve proved that queerness holds enormous power and should be celebrated wherever possible. We’ve given space to the most progressive and beautiful humans that have been an integral part of the queer landscape of London. We’ve helped form friendships, relationships and life-long memories.
However, no party can last forever. Sink The Pink has achieved more than we could ever have hoped for, so we feel it’s the right time to hang up our heels and make way for a new generation of queer London to shine through. Sink The Pink is and always will be a family. We will continue to work with artists and brands to help make the world a little brighter and will always be part of our festival Mighty Hoopla, but as for club nights, this will be our final show. So see you at Printworks. We really hope you can make it. We love you all and hope you understand.”


In honour of Sink The Pink’s legacy, Mel C, Bimini, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Jade Thirlwall and Daisy Lowe share their favourite memories, moments and experiences.

“I walked into Sink The Pink for the first time and was like, what is this magical wonderland. I loved it and I’ve been back so many times since. One of my favourite Little Mix memories is performing at Sink The Pink during the Get Weird era, it was such an amazing night. Sink The Pink changed the face of LGBTQ+ events in London and has paved the way for so many more inclusive nights across the UK.”

– Jade Thirlwall
“Sink The Pink was actually part of my inspiration. As a club night, what that was, what that is, is a community and a place where anything goes, and I’ve basically dressed for the (kitchen) disco as if I’m going to Sink The Pink.”
– Sophie Ellis-Bextor
“My first experience of working with Sink the Pink was performing at one of their club nights at The Troxy. I was worried it might be quite an intimidating environment but I couldn’t be more wrong. I was blown away by how inclusive and supportive everybody was. I fell in love. We put a little show together for the Mighty Hoopla which went down a storm, we had to do more! Glyn, Amy and the whole collective are some of the most inspiring and creative people I have ever worked with. Touring Prides across Europe, the US, South America and Australia with Sink the Pink has not only been the most outrageous fun but an opportunity to have a much better understanding of the LBGTQ+ community. I am so grateful for the laughter, the love and the lessons. Thanks to the STP family I have a better understanding of myself and the importance of being an ally.”

– Mel C

“As someone that has never truly fit in I remember the feeling of that first moment I walked into Sink The Pink, It was this incredible energy that celebrated creativity and everyone was there to be together, it changed my view on what nightlife could be and London and personally it made me feel part of something that up until then I never had felt. I have spent my life feeling like a misfit and feeling as though I had to subscribe to beauty norms and becoming part of a community that just encouraged me to let loose changed my life.”

– Daisy Lowe

“When I started going to Sink The Pink that’s when I was like these are my people that I love and want to be around. I always honour Sink The Pink as one of my biggest influences. They gave me a massive platform. It really cemented me as an artist in East London.”
– Bimini

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