It’s hard to believe Shine has been going for 20 years.
Dance music has come a long way in the past two decades. For a start you don’t see as many whistles, white gloves and glowsticks about.
To celebrate its 20 birthday Shine will present a heavyweight line-up featuring underground House & Techno music’s elite on Hallowe’en Night, Saturday October 31 in Queen’s University Students Union.
Spearheading the three room Hallowe’en Fancy dress extravaganza, are local hereos Bicep.
Bicep cut their teeth regularly attending Shine in the early 2000s, back in the Supershine days. Blistering techno was the prominent genre back then and Bicep were very keen to do a special Shine ‘Techno classics set’, paying homage to many of the tunes that first introduced them to underground dance music.
Joining them in the main room is BBC Radio 1’s Underground ambassador and Queen of the Jackathon Heidi with support from resident Shine duo Swoose & Cromby. In room two, Panorama Bar & Circo Loco favourite Ryan Elliott makes his long awaited Belfast debut alongside fellow fast rising US DJ & Producer Harvard Bass!
In room three, DSNT has teamed up with Shine to produce a line-up that captures the DSNT ethos of uncompromising techno aided by rich and extreme visuals.
AnD will headline the show with a debut performance of their live modular techno set, bringing the machines, the noise and the kick drums. Dublin techno kingpin Sunil Sharpe joins them on the line-up for a room that is not for the faint of heart.
Creative studio Guerrilla Shout will be producing an all encompassing visual show specifically for the event to enhance the raw intensity that is to be expected at any DSNT party.
Doors are at 9pm and the party goes on until 3am.
Tickets (£20/£22) go on sale on Tuesday September 1 at 9am from Katy’s Bar, shine.net, QUB Students Union and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.