BOOGIE DOWN: Magic City Disco to perform at 2024 London’s New Year’s Day Parade

Magic City Disco
Magic City Disco at Sloss Furnaces (Magic City Disco)

New Year’s Day 2024 just got a lot more groovy—GLOBALLY.  Magic City Disco, the fun, joyful, quirky, sparkling, big wigged performance group from Birmingham will be participating at the 2024 London’s New Year’s Day Parade.

Read on to learn how you can boogie down on the first day of 2024.

Celebrate the New Year with Magic City Disco

Magic City Disco
(Magic City Disco)

They are everywhere. If you have been to a parade or special event in and around Birmingham over the past 7 years, you’ve seen Magic City Disco dance “bust a move.”

Since they premiered at their first parade—the 2017 Do Dah Day Parade—the merry band of dancers dressed in their finest polyester have performed in 163 events covering 4 states –

Alabama, Louisiana, Florida and Georgia.

Locally, you’ve likely cheered them on at Mutt Strutt, Homewood Christmas parade, Central Alabama Pride parade and St. Patrick’s Day parade at Five Points South.

More About  Magic City Disco

Magic City Disco
(Magic City Disco)

According to Leisha Harris with Magic City Disco, the group has 63 active members in Birmingham.

“We’re very proud of what we’ve built here. We’ve been able to grow it and it brings out happy feelings when people see us.” 

She added: “People from all walks of life are in the group. We have doctors, teachers, nurses and real estate people. You put on a wig and have a good time.” 

Some of their favorite songs they perform and parade to are:

London Calling

Magic City Disco
(Magic City Disco)

This is Magic City Disco’s first international event. They will be performing with their sister city Krewe, the Disco Amigos New Orleans.

Here are details about the parade.  

In an email from the event organizers to Bham Now, the parade is shown live on a number of PBS stations nationwide (we need to make sure APT shows it!). If its not available, you can watch it live and streaming on the London parade website  at:

The 2024 parade, which takes place in the West End of London,  promises to be one of the biggest and best in the parade’s five decade long history.  

Magic City Disco intends to send 38 Birmingham members to London.

Other groups going to London from Alabama include Huntsville High School Band and Talladega College Band.

Have you seen Magic City Disco perform? Tell us your favorite experiences with this “London-bound” group of Bee-Gees-Donna Summer loving dancers on social media by tagging us at @bhamnow

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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