Good to see that 20 years on from the Criminal Justice Act illegal raves are still going strong in the Sussex countryside.
One made the headlines after taking place in Devil’s Dyke at the weekend, resulting in usual over the top reporting from the Daily Mail website.
As Spiral Tribe said 20 years ago “You might stop the party, but you can’t stop the future.”
Archive: Megadog presents The Midi Circus, The Event, Brighton 09/06/93
£8 to see Aphex Twin and Orbital at one event! You’d probably have to pay ten times as much to see just one of them now. And then it would probably have to involve camping or something.
All I can remember from this is being blown away by the Aphex Twin’s performance. That proper old school “oh my god that bass and volume has made me shit my pants” feeling. And the stobes. And ‘Didgeridoo’ live.
Again, I’ve got a C90 somewhere of Richard James playing a similar set at the same years Sound City which was broadcast on Radio 1FM.
Essential Festival, Indie Alldayer, Stanmer Park, Brighton 27/05/95. I have no recollection of this at all. Not even the performances of Carter USM and PWEI who were probably my main attraction for me on the day. Do you? If so leave your memories in the comments section below.