The return of Drop94 and Brighton Beach

The dancefloor in the Sheffield City Hall ballroom, where Brighton Beach and Drop94 will be returning.
The dancefloor in the Sheffield City Hall ballroom, where Brighton Beach and Drop94 will be returning.

Sheffield City Hall is set to take a trip down memory lane as two of the most popular club nights in its 80 year history return to the City Hall Ballroom. The celebrations begin on Friday 14 September 14 with Drop94, followed by Brighton Beach on Saturday 15 September 2012.

Clubland fell in love with the ballroom throughout the 1990s and City hall became one of the most iconic venues of the era. Now as the City Hall turns 80, it’s time to bring them back with the sounds of Drop and Brighton Beach.

Born in the ballroom in the early 90s, DROP was one of the longest running club nights in the City Hall’s history. So for one night only, the original DJ’s “Spikey Mikey” and “DJ Mutley” return to recreate this historical part of Sheffield’s alternative night culture. Enhanced by live footage and stills from the 94 days, this will be a get together not to be missed. Drop94 will feature 2 rooms of alternative, indie & rock sounds with DJ Spikey Mikey and DJ Mutley.

The night after, Brighton Beach returns after originally launching in the City Hall Ballroom in 1996 during the fevered atmosphere of the Britpop revolution. For the uninitiated, the ethos of the club has always been: to celebrate the best guitar music by playing classic records, old and new, with attitude and style. Alongside the famous records, the 60’s soul & pop, classic indie & northern, Brighton Beach has also been championing many of the new British bands quietly cropping up on the scene.

The Ballroom became fashionable on the club scene by hosting some of the cities most prestigious club nights which will be recreated this September. The events form part of Sheffield City Hall’s 80th Birthday celebrating everything under its roof since the venue first opened its doors back in 1932.

For a full list of events please visit Sheffield City Hall