OVER 18,000 PEOPLE PARTY IN LEEDS FOR BIGGEST DISCO NIGHT IN YORKSHIRE’S HISTORY4 August 2016
Big Disco is BIG success, as thousands in Yorkshire party with top DJs and the world’s largest disco ball
July 1 will go down in history as the date that Yorkshire out-partied every region in the UK, as the hugely anticipated Big Disco event dominated Leeds city centre and saw a total of over 18k people register to boogie in unison to the same song! And 25, 000 party across Yorkshire and beyond
Disco-lovers got the chance to feel part of something extra special on the fun Friday evening, as they were brought together to simultaneously dance to Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love”, which was carefully selected by the public throughout the weeks leading up to the main event.
Once the synchronised dancing was complete, the 18,000 strong crowd of guests were entertained into the early hours with music from the likes of top DJs Yoda, Alex Metric, Greg Wilson, as well as local artists Utah Saints and Leeds-based YouTube sensation, Brett Domino.
Having started the party on Friday afternoon with carnival performers, pop-up bars and Little Discos for families to enjoy, the Yorkshire region managed to keep its disco going for well over 12 hours, ensuring that everyone in the area got a chance to shake a leg and bust a move, no matter their age or social schedule. Now that is some serious stamina!
And if you think that’s impressive, Big Disco continued to break records by raising the world’s largest disco ball, created by Leeds company New Substance, into the sky – a pretty mammoth achievement, as the ball was in fact as big as two double decker buses and could fill the entire Corn Exchange in Leeds city centre!
The unique event was one of 15 new commissions which took place as part of Yorkshire Festival 2016 – the UK’s newest international festival which came to a close this weekend following 18 days of arts and culture across the region – and was co-ordinated by Leeds-based creative workspace, Duke Studios. Director at Duke Studios, Laura Wellington, admits that although the team faced a fair few challenges, she couldn’t be prouder of the results.
TK were over the moon to be approached to work on such a fantastic project and look forward to working on further project with Duke studios and The Yorkshire Festival.