The Queens Hall
44 High Street
Helping you out of your Christmas coma, ridding you of the Xmas blues and lighting up your new year in style, Span Arts presents the 20th Anniversary of The Aquarian Party!
We are celebrating the birth of the Aquarian Party by taking it back to its roots in hip-hop, techno and Asian grooves with headliners RSVP Bhangra Band and support from Indian Man and DJ Shanna!
Veterans of Glastonbury, WOMAD and Boomtown - just a few of the festivals in the UK that the band performs at regularly - and of Feest in 't Park in Belgium, Kulturekosmos in Germany and Pennabilli in Italy, RSVP Bhangra has developed a high-energy, interactive and fun Bhangra music experience that is guaranteed to really rock the crowd and keep them dancing all night.
Performing everywhere from countryside village halls to large theatres in the UK and at massive festivals in Europe, RSVP Bhangra's unique blending of Punjabi Indian music with dance beats and mainstream pop has created a new and irresistible sound that audiences everywhere love and keep on coming back for. Is it Dildar's mellifluous voice and charismatic stage-presence, Judge's deliciously engaging interactive involvement with the audience or perhaps Jeevan's insistent dhol drumbeats - or even Cris and Puggy's sharp rhythmic underscore that does it? Who knows? The resulting effect, however achieved, is immediately involving, compulsive and extremely addictive!
Indian Man the Indian Electronica DJ that rocks every crowd mixing New and Old Skool Bhangra with Garage and Hip Hop. He has performed at festivals internationally such WOMAD Chile (Resident DJ), Glastonbury (UK), Goulash Disko (Croatia), Psy-Fi (Netherlands), Holi Hai Festival (New Orleans), River To River (Italy), Shambala, Latitude, Boomtown and many more, blending his inspirations from the east and west, driving all crowds Bhangra dance crazy. He has also released special guest mixes for BBC Asian Radio and has supported young Bristol(UK) musicians in collaborative world music projects. Rejected by his family for his immense passion for jazz, garage and hip hop, he is on a mission to share his eclectic, east meets west sound with the masses. Spinning anything from Bhangra classics to garage filled grooves, his unique combination of mother-tongue twisting lyrics, tradition Punjabi sounds, bass-filled jams and hip hop drops will make it irresistible for you not to join him on this dancedelic journey from the Punjab to the UK.
DJ Shanna is the founder of the Aquarian Party and a master of the turnstiles, known for her ability to bring any crowd to the dancefloor and keep them there all night!
Starts 8pm. For full details of schedule contact box office on 01834 869323
Advance: £14/£12/£12 standard/members/concessions
Door: £16/£14/£14 standard/members/concessions
Under 14 tickets are available, at the parents discretion. Under 14s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Advance: £8. Door: £10
Discount available for group bookings of 10 or more.
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