Dance music lovers of all ages will come together for one of the biggest and most unique musical events ever held in Northern Ireland.
Lush! Twenty – 20 Years of Dance Music Classics performed by the Ulster Orchestra will feature some of the best floor fillers ever played at Lush! nightclub accompanied by world-renowned DJs, and a 70 piece orchestra.
The event is being held in the SSE Arena on Saturday October 15 in honour of the legendary nightclub, Lush! at Kellys Portrush, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary with this one-off musical extravaganza.
Curated by Brothers In Rhythm (Dave Seaman and Steve Anderson) alongside Lush! co-founder Col Hamilton, the night will feature special guest DJ Seb Fontaine and will be compered by Lush! legend John Cecchini, with a classical twist on a thundering purpose built sound and lighting rig.
Putting the final preparations in place, Peter Wilson, Managing Director of Kellys Complex said: “We are now on the final countdown to one of the most amazing events we have ever had the pleasure of holding in Northern Ireland, and the response has been absolutely phenomenal.
“With just over two weeks to go, we are almost at sell-out stage, which for an event of this magnitude, never experienced before, is just unbelievable.
“Kellys has been an institution for close to fifty years and one in which I am so proud to be a part of. My late uncle James Kelly started the business by hosting barn dances in his farm buildings in the 60s. This evolved into discos in the 70s. In 1996, the club was pulling in thousands of revellers each week with a love of dance music, which gave way to the launch of Lush!”
Peter concluded: “For the past two decades Lush! has remained as one of the best-known nightclubs in Europe, regularly attracting the biggest DJs in the world. To-date we have welcomed over one million clubbers through the entrance, and I am proud that we are celebrating its 20th year with such a fantastic event.”
Col Hamilton, co-founder of Lush, said: “I cannot believe that we are just two weeks away from the event. It has been a real labour of love, and when we came up with the idea well over a year ago, I don’t think any of us understood the scale or magnitude involved with holding an event like this.
“The public response has been fantastic. They have really got behind the concept and the tickets have sold at an unbelievable speed. We are down to our last ticket allocaltion, so I seriously advise anyone who wants to be a part of this event, to get onto Ticketmaster and buy today.”
Col concluded: “If you like dance music and want something never seen or heard before in Northern Ireland then this is the event for you.”
World renowned DJ, Seb Fontaine, who will be spinning some of his classic tracks at the Autumn event continued: “Lush has always been close to my heart, so to be part of the 20 year Classics is something really special. This is something truly exciting.”
Dave Seaman, British dance music DJ and record producer said: “It’s a long time since I’ve worked together with my former studio partner Steve Anderson as Brothers In Rhythm, but following some amazing nights out we’ve had recently with Radio 1 and The Hacienda, we’re very excited to be doing our own classical event It’s a one off show, so we’re hoping lots of you will come and join us.”
John Cecchini, DJ and resident at Lush! Said: “I first played Lush! the second week it opened way back in 1996, and pretty soon became part of the furniture.
“I can safely say I have had some of the best nights of my life with the Mighty Lush! people and this special event will Top the lot of them….Excited isn’t the word.”
Tickets for Lush! Twenty – 20 Years of Dance Music Classics performed by the Ulster Orchestra, are available to purchase from www.ticketmaster.ie and The SSE box office.