Back to Balearic feat. The Woodentops!

On Fri 07 Mar, we go Back to Balearic! With special guests, The Woodentops playing live and loud, plus a line-up of special guest DJs from Wall of Sound and Back to the Phuture, this is a gig that simply should not be missed!

Our Back to Balearic night celebrates all things Balearic (both Balearic Beat and Balearic House). Balearic was a blend of DJ-led dance music that developed into the more specific style of electronic dance music (EDM) from the mid-80s to the mid-90s. The name comes from the nightclub and rave fans of Ibiza; and we’re giving you the chance to dance out ‘Ibiza-style’ at this exclusive one-night only event!

Headliners, The Woodentops take the stage after their return with their first new studio album in 25 years fronted by the group’s original frontman and principal songwriter Rolo McGinty. The band have recorded Granular Tales over the past few years, very much rooted in the style of their Indie chart-topping debut Giant from 1986. Their first electronic-led album was Live Hypno Beat in 1987 which received great acclaim; the band also started to become more ‘raw’ and unpredictable live, becoming one of the most exciting independent groups from the UK, and simultaneously gaining an early hit on the club scene in Ibiza with Why.

From 1983 untill now, The Woodentops’ music has remained individual and instantly recognisable. Their onstage energy is still as vibrant as ever – they never fail to blow the roof off! – and the band have found themselves recognised by a new generation for their original, ingenious music.

Granular Tales is out now, preceded by the single Third Floor Rooftop High and with only a few select tour dates across March, we’re delighted to have these icons of music at The Firestation.

Special guest DJ, Mark Jones (Wall of Sound / Back to the Phuture) will be leading the tunes into the early hours alongside some special guests! Mark hosts BBC Radio 6 show, Back to the Phuture and also runs the independent record label, Wall of Sound, and started producing electronic music before diversifying across the board. Published and current artists on the roster include The Human League, Reverend and the Makers, Les Rhythmes Digitales, Mogwai and Propellorheads to list just a handful.

This night is a rare opportunity to listen to a range of leading DJs and The Woodentops LIVE as we go Back to Balearic!

Fri 07 Mar, 8:00pm til’ 1:00am
Tickets: £10 standing / £13.50 seated

The Woodentops’ No. 1 hit, Well, Well, Well


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