BPM – Saving Clubland, One Glowstick at a time!
Get your neon paint out, because two Sheff Uni grads are aiming at bringing Clubland back to Sheffield- introducing BPM!
The pilot night is on March 29th at Steelhouse, and the event will be (*grabs press release*) “ a comprehensive journey through Dance music – from modern commercial, progressive and vocal Dance and House music, to Ibiza classics and Oldskool anthems”.
The gents in question, Chris McKay and Ben Cooper, spotted a Gatecrasher-shaped hole in the market, and have united under the sole aim of bringing Sheffield the kind of night that they feel hasn’t been available since Gatecrasher burned down five years ago.
“There hasn't really been anything since that’s dedicated to that 'hands-in-the-air' feeling,” said Chris. “It’s a night by students, for students. We felt that there have been one-off nights like this, but nothing consistent.”
"It doesn't have a dress code; it isn’t pretentious” added Ben, whilst walking around in his Paul Oakenfold-emblazoned dressing gown. “This is for everyone out there, because at the end of the day we're only after one thing – a good time with our friends and we hope BPM will come to epitomise that."
Depending on the success of the pilot nights, the guys are aiming at having a weekly night from September onwards, and with none of the major clubs in the city offering this kind of music regularly, this could be the way to crowbar a way on to Sheffield’s bustling nightlife scene.
Find out more about this event here, or visit their website.