Acid has officially returned to Ibiza. Sankey’s Owner David Vincent has just announced a new series of parties called Dance 88/89. The series aims to recapture the Balearic beat era and acid house, with a string of 19 shows starting May 25th.
Aimed to mirror the influential raves of summer love, Dance 88/89 will feature artists such as Adamski, Alfredo, Colin Dale, Evil Eddie Richards, Fabio and Grooverider, Frankie Valentine, Graeme Park, MC Kinky, Marshall Jefferson, Mr C, Nicky Holloway, Terry Farley, Trevor Fung, and 808 State. There’s also a secret UK party scheduled for March 27th. Click here for tickets, and hear what Vincent has to say about the concept behind the series:
“We now have a dance music industry that is formulaic, predictable and corporate. Back then there was no ‘industry’, there was a pure innocence about it all. I want to take people on a timewarp back in time and give them the chance to have an authentic Acid House experience. This will be achieved not only through the music programming, which totally reflects the line-ups of the time, but also through the lighting, the decor and the whole ambience. We are even recreating some of the historic raves musical content (like Sunrise’s Midsummer’s Night’s Dream at White Waltham which the press dubbed Ecstasy Airport) or Manchester’s legendary club the Hacienda, where I proud to say I was a promoter of. Also to make it authentic we are banning taking pictures with mobile phones as no one had phones then except the promoters or yuppies!”