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
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.
More About 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:
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: LNYDP.com
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