Club nights revived for City Hall’s anniversary

Sheffield City Hall is to take a trip down memory lane as two of the most popular club nights in its 80-year history return to its ballroom.

The celebrations begin on Friday, September 14, with Drop94, followed by Brighton Beach on Saturday, September 15.

A spokesman for the venue said: “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 1990s, Drop was one of the longest running club nights in the City Hall’s history. So, for one night only, the original DJs ‘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 1994 days, this will be a get together not to be missed. Drop94 will feature two rooms of alternative, indie and rock sounds.”

The following night, Brighton Beach returns, playing classic 1960s soul and pop, classic indie and northern music, with ‘attitude and style’.

The club night was originally launched in the City Hall Ballroom in 1996.

“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,” the spokesman said.

■ Visit www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/80thbirthday for full details of the events.