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Stranger Than Summer 2022- Save the date!

Stranger than Summer 2022 is back and better than ever! This year’s celebrations will return to our much-loved gala format. Come and celebrate with colleagues and friends, enjoy a wonderful three-course meal, play our legendary table games and dance the night away to our top-secret headline act and DJ.

We look forward to sharing more about our plans – please put Thursday 9 June, 2022 in your diary.

To register your interest and for more details please email

Adland gets Together at Twighlight to raise £100,000 at Stranger than Summer 2021

Thank you to everybody who joined Stranger than Summer to raise a spectacular £100,000 at our annual fundraising party, Stranger than Summer.

This year’s theme was “Together at Twilight”, reflecting the intent for this year’s party to bring the adland community back together after an extremely tough 18 months.

All funds raised will go towards helping to support people across the industry who approach NABS for help with coaching, therapy, grants and its popular Advice Line.

The money comes at a critical time for NABS and the industry it serves. NABS has lost around £1.6m in income during the pandemic, while demand for its services rose by 35%..

Stranger than Summer, a highlight in adland’s party calendar, made its return after a two-year hiatus with a brand-new format and venue. Usually held as a sit-down ball, this year’s party was an informal affair held at the 100 Wardour Street. Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Lightning Seeds and DJ Annie G provided musical entertainment throughout the night. More than 500 people attended, drawn from all levels across the industry.

Stranger than Summer was generously sponsored by TikTok, Facebook, Quantcast, Astus, Thinkbox and Pearl & Dean.

Diana Tickell, CEO, NABS, said: “We’re delighted to have got the industry back together again after so long apart. Most importantly, thanks to everybody’s generosity, we were able to raise £100,000 which will go towards people in our industry who need our help to thrive once more after such a difficult couple of years.”

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To find out more about attending or sponsorship for Stranger Than Summer 2022, please email

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