Rave Renaissance with Graeme Park (British Pop Archive event)

UoM Sociologists are holding an event with Hacienda DJ Graeme Park on British Rave Renaissance as part of the British Pop Archive event series.

Please join us on 8th November from 6-7.30pm in the John Rylands Library for Helen Holmes and Nick Crossley’s (Sociology) event on Rave Renaissance with DJ Graeme Park.

Tickets are available here.

Manchester is renowned not just for its rich musical history but also as one of the clubbing capitals of the world: the birthplace of the legendary Hacienda. This event brings together University of Manchester sociologists, Helen Holmes and Nick Crossley, along with well-known house music and Hacienda DJ, Graeme Park, (also a Senior Lecturer at Wrexham-Glyndwr). Together we discuss our recent project exploring the revival of rave and the importance of rave as part of both musical and urban heritage. We draw on our interviews with both rave fans and music professionals to illuminate how rave has changed from its nineties heyday and what keeps this music scene alive.

A short Q&A with the speakers will enable guests to ask questions about the research and Graeme’s role in the revival of rave.

This event is presented in partnership with Creative Manchester and the British Pop Archive.

The British Pop Archive is the first specifically designated national popular culture archive in the UK. Based at the John Rylands Research Institute and Library, it aims to celebrate and preserve the records of British popular culture, including popular music, recognising its pivotal influence on the world stage