A large collection of approximately 750 assorted flyers and postcards from British raves and nightclubs, primarily from the 1990s, from a wide range of venues throughout the UK including but not limited to Ormonds, Club Loco, The Depot, Rascals Nightclub, The Combo Club, Electric Ballroom, Broadway Boulevard, Stringfellows, The Academy, Splash, Popham Airfield, the T2 Aircraft Hangar, Camden Island Market, the Tasco Warehouse, Lydd International Airport, Cinecitta, Tokyo Jo's, and many other nightclubs, abandoned factories, and farms throughout England, with information on themes, ticket prices, and featured artists or DJs, including Paul Oakenfold, Boy George, Jumpin Jack Frost, Carl Brown, The Prodigy, and Carl Cox. Illustrated, often with colorful graphics. Varying sizes. Contents loose, housed in two archival boxes. Various cities, various dates, circa 1990-1996 (many flyers undated).
This archive was assembled by a British ravegoer, and provides a rare first-hand documentation of the vibrant rave culture which existed in the UK in the 1990s. Stemming from the Acid House movement in the late 1980s, these raves were large-scale dance events with electronic music, which often took place in unauthorized venues. Illicit drug use was also usually a featured component. As such, the specific location of many of these raves was often not communicated to partygoers until the last minute, to avoid being broken up by the police. As the scene grew in popularity, nightclubs became the primary venues, but the underground scene remained a vital presence. Book ID: 48498