History

2000

Mark Ames got a bit bored with the gay club scene in London and decided to jump in headfirst into the club scene and open XXL – London’s first and foremost Bears Night.

2001

XXL establish a monthly night in Brighton.

2002

XXL Purchased the London home of XXL, The Arches at London Bridge. XXL establish a monthly night in BirminghamXXL launches “BEAR NECESSITIES” London’s first BEAR PRIDE event.

2004

XXL expands the scope of “BEAR NECESSITIES” into a bigger event and renames it ‘Bear Pride’

2005

XXL hosts parties in Barcelona & Stiges. FunkyHunks after-hours parties are launched.

2006

XXL expands ‘Bear Pride’ once again, to include the leather community. ‘Bear & Leather Pride’ is born. XXL Brighton gets a new home. XXL is the title sponsor of the 2006 Bingham Cup. XXL invades America, and launches it’s first US club night in the New York City. XXL participates in the 2006 Manchester ManFest XXL London Celebrates 6 Sexy Years with a party that was the biggest in it’s 6 year history. The Arches (Home of XXL London) gets a 300k lighting redesign. Taking the London Club to a whole new level.XXL London hosts most successful New Years Eve Party in our 6 Year history.

2007

XXL Announced Dates for Bear Pride 2007. XXL joins forces with Major US clubs to support Bear Pride. XXL Birmingham goes twice monthly. XXL London adds new arch and arched garden area to already massive London venue. XXL Hosts the 5th Bear Pride Weekend. It was an international success! XXL launches a monthly fetish and leather night called XXL XtremeXXL Launches FUSION with the first London gay gig by the FREEMASONS. XXL Launches Dedicated US Website www.xxl-nyc.com FUSION’s second appearance was headlined by the Soul Avengerz & Paul Emanuel XXL Celebrates 7 sensational years with the XXL7 – ‘Licensed To Thrill’ Party

2008

XXL Announced Dates for Bear Pride 2008. XXL throws another amazing Fusion Party with the Freemasons headlining. It was a road-block event! XXL Birmingham wins ‘Best One Nighter’ for the 4th year in a row. XXL secures international DJ StoneBridge to DJ at Fusion on 25th May, Heloise & the Savoir Faire to headline at XXL NYC Pride Ball on 29th June.

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