Fri 6 Oct
Do you know what? You can keep your DJ Seinfeld 12”s and record shopping trips to Idle Hands and Rye Wax. You can stick your classic disco sets on rotary mixers in super-limited capacity basements, and your Croatian fortress festivals while you’re at it. And to be honest mate, nobody gives a toss if you got in to Panorama Bar the last time you went to Berlin. Because, let’s just accept it – none of that really compares to the prospect of hearing Encore En Fois and Pretty Green Eyes with full stadium production, off your gourd on WKD Blue in a Gwent County League football ground, does it? No.
Well, that’s what’s on offer here, and by god, it sounds magnificent. Clubland – that bastion of amped-up, gloriously euphoric, blissfully unhip bangers is bringing a super-sized show to Cwmbran Stadium, and you’d be daft to miss out. Sash, Teutonic titan of Eurodance, headlines. If you’re of a certain vintage, you’ll have doubtless had school discos and illicit bus stop drinking sessions soundtracked by pure gold like Ecuador, or if not, heard it from an older sibling or maybe even your parents. Christ. As if that’s not enough, there’s also action from Scouse heroes Ultrabeat (of Pretty Green Eyes fame) and bounce god Darren Styles [pictured]. And if you still need convincing (as if!), there’s also a ‘strictly for the heads’ set from the legendary Friday Night Posse.
This sound has and always will be massive up the valleys, so it’s apt that Cwmbran is being treated to this spectacle. Slip on your fluffy boots and let the good times roll.
Tickets: £17.50. Info: 01633 627101 (KD)