15/12/15 Laura Wellington
BIG DISCO WILL SEE THE WORLD’S LARGEST DISCO BALL, 2.5x THE SIZE OF A DOUBLE DECKER BUS, ON LOAN FROM BESTIVAL, SUSPENDED FROM A CRANE ABOVE DUKE STUDIOS WHILE MORE THAN 25,000 PEOPLE DANCE TO THE SAME TRACK, AT THE SAME TIME, AT PARTIES ACROSS YORKSHIRE.
Yorkshire Festival are delighted to commission Duke Studios as lead producers for this unique and inspiring event that will see the whole of Yorkshire #bepartofit with the disco to end all discos, hundreds of little discos, and DIY disco kits, that everyone can apply to acquire. In collaboration with Yorkshire Festival and NEWSUBSTANCE, they will lead the way in to this fantastic project, delivering cardboard boxes, street parties, acting as a hub for all communications, helping get the top ten tracks ready to go for the public vote and generally getting everyone on board with what is set to be an incredible event.
Yorkshire festival Artistic director Matt Burman says: "Anyone who wants to take part can in Big Disco can host their own Little Discos on the same day. Specially created packs will be distributed with the selected track and hints and tips on organising a brilliant party. Matt continues: "From contemporary dance, night clubs, clog dancers, from nurseries to nursing homes - we don't want to leave anyone out. We're excited to see how different people interpret the idea!"
We look forward to seeing what Duke Studios come up with, and to seeing how everyone responds, so watch this space for news of how to sign up, and for the website launch for forthcoming BIG DISCO : 1 July 2016 : a Friday night like no other!
In the meantime if you would like to register your interest please go to the "mega news" sign up button in the top right corner of the Duke Studios web site.
BIG DISCO is a collaboration between Yorkshire Festival, Duke Studios, NEWSUBSTANCE and Bestival.
Duke Studios are an ambitious creative company from Leeds co-founded by Laura Wellington and James Abbott Donnelly. Respected for their output of creative industries, with over 100 creatives working under their roof, but renowned for their parties and an always pioneering sense of fun, they employ a hardworking ethos of collaboration that champions the creative and independent sectors of Leeds. They always welcome new people, they create great partnerships and they believe in doing really great stuff by nurturing creative talent, manufacturing opportunities for creatives, and in looking out for one another.
Big Disco has been inspired by conversations across Leeds and the county and is led by Duke Studios.
Image by Victor Frankowski