An evening with Paul Oakenfold & guests hosted by Alon Shulman
The Mayfair Hotel
Stratton St, Mayfair, London W1J 8LT, UK
To celebrate the launch of The Second Summer of Love book. Join us for an exclusive Q&A with four pioneers of electronic music and club culture including Paul Oakenfold – Nancy Noise - Terry Farley and Mark Moore all part of the original Acid House / Summer of Love scene.
This is a ticketed event. The ticket price £15 (+ £1.59 Universe service charge) includes a copy of The Second Summer of Love: How Dance Music Took Over the World.
In 1987, four friends from London, Paul Oakenfold, Danny Rampling, Nicky Holloway and Johnny Walker, took a week-long holiday to Ibiza. What they saw there, and brought back home, would give rise to a new global music and counterculture movement. As the eighties drew to their close, with Thatcherism holding the nation tight in its grip, something funny was happening right across the jungle of Britain's nightlife scene. People were dressing down, not up, to go to clubs. And they were dancing right through the night armed seemingly with only bottles of water. Ecstasy and acid house music had arrived on British shores, and a tribal battle between for the moral future of the nation, between the youth and the establishment, had begun. In The Second Summer of Love, author and dance music promoter Alon Shulman uses exclusive contributions from the world's biggest DJs, including Paul Oakenfold, Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, Moby, The Prodigy, Boy George and many others to faithfully recreate the story of the summers of 1988 and 1989, and chart the birth and rise of Acid House, dance music and club culture right through to the modern day. Complete with stunning unseen photographs, this is the first authentic account of what really happened in that glorious period - from the politics and the people to the music, the drugs, the fashion and the culture - told by people who were there, as they bring to life the creation of an underground scene which inadvertently altered the course of modern global youth culture forever.
Terms and conditions:
This is a ticketed event. All tickets include a copy of The Second Summer of Love: How Dance Music Took Over the World
The event will begin from 6.30pm
Doors will open from 5.30pm.
There isn't any allocated seating, seating will be on a first come, first served basis
Following the Q&A there will be an opportunity to get your book signed and to have a photograph taken with Paul
There will not be an official photographer present at the event
A member of staff will be on hand to take a picture for you. Please ensure that your phone/camera is fully charged on the day and has enough storage
Selfie style pictures will not be possible
No merchandise will be signed
Personal dedications within the book may not be possible, depending on scheduling
Seating will be on a first come, first served basis
There will not be any drinks or refreshments available
Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance
You will receive your copy of the book at the venue
No Professional Camera Equipment will be allowed in the venue
Please note the event may be filmed, as an attendee you consent to footage of you being used for promotional purposes
The Venue management reserves the right to refuse admission
The Venue management reserves the right to make essential changes to the published programme or casting
Tickets cannot be resold or transferred and shall not be purchased or obtained from or through any person, commercial agent, company or otherwise than directly by the applicant from Ticketmaster UK Ltd. Any tickets advertised for sale will be void
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An evening with Paul Oakenfold & guests