Two major nights planned for seaside

Alexis Raphael, a DJ appearing at Pier Pressure on North Pier on March 28
Alexis Raphael, a DJ appearing at Pier Pressure on North Pier on March 28
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IT is fair to say Blackpool is going to be bouncing on the Thursday before Easter.

There are not one but two major nights planned.

Randy Ron’s Rendezvous is taking place across four different venues in the town centre – Revolution, Che Bar, CoCo Nightclub and Club Sanuk.

At the same time, over on North Pier, a huge house music event called Pier Pressure will take place, the brainchild of Jason Fubar and Mark Nordwind.

All in all then, not a bad night for anyone looking for a decent evening out.

The Randy Ron event at four venues will involve a different theme at each bar, including a Rodeo Challenge in Che Bar, a breakdance competition in CoCo, and a live performance from Myth of Unity in Club Sanuk – a hotly-tipped band who recently played with Katy B.

“We’re really looking forward to it because the event is selling well and it will be a really good night,” said Alex Huckerby, a director of Randy Ron, along with his mate and fellow music-lover, Radio One DJ Danny Howard.

“On the night across four venues you can listen to over 12 DJs but it is as much about the theme and having a good time than it is the music. It is an amazing concept and we are so happy to be doing it in Blackpool on Easter Thursday.

“The concept has worked in many cities across the country and we are pleased to be able to work with four of the best venues in the resort – it will be a great party.”

Unlike the normal Randy Ron events, a ticket is not enough to gain you entry into each venue. Partygoers will need a unique T-shirt. Early bird T-shirts went on sale at £10 and sold out within 24 hours. Normal T-shirts are priced at £15 and numbers are limited but are available by tweeting @RandyRon or email at info@randyron.com

Meanwhile, at the same night on North Pier, is Pier Pressure.

Jason Fubar, one half of the team behind the idea, reckons it will be a cracking night.

“It is basically bringing to the resort the cream of the crop in house music talent, the type you would normally see at a Warehouse Project or Sankeys Line Up in Manchester,” said Fubar.

“The event is very much underground house music, but with the scene across the whole of the UK being so strong right now - and especially in the north in places like Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester and Newcastle - we think the timing is perfect to start promoting events in Blackpool once again.

“People have been telling me that there hasn’t been much in the way of exciting events in Blackpool since the Syndicate closed and they are right. We aim to put the resort back on the map but we need the full support of locals to do that.”

Superstar producers and DJs like Pirupa, Alexis Raphael and Darius Syrossian are on the bill, as well as Fubar himself. Local underground house producers will also be given a chance to play on the night.

“Our aim is to bring back to Blackpool the kind of big name DJ and electronic dance music acts that we so famously brought to the town in the halcyon Syndicate Days,” added Fubar, who revealed most of the 800 tickets for the event have already been snapped up.

“Since the club’s demise there has been a real lack of big talent coming to the resort but we firmly believe house music has a place in Blackpool again and not just for a few like minded people in a 
bar or at a house party, but for 
everyone to enjoy.”

Doors for Pier Pressure open at 9pm till 5am, with a “Pre Party” at The Beach House on the Promenade from 7pm onwards.

All tickets details, set times for the DJs, and any more information is at www.pierpressure.biz