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Spellbound New Year’s Eve Party

31 December 2022 @ 9:00 pm 1 January 2023 @ 3:00 am

SAY HELLO to 2023 and WAVE GOODBYE to 2022 by rewinding all the way to the Alternative Eighties with the SPELLBOUND NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY!

Tickets £15 advance from https://www.komedia.co.uk/…/spellbound-alternative-80s…/
…or from the Box Office, Tel: 01273 647100
…or from Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton BN1 1UN

The ALTERNATIVE 80s Night!
brought to you by DJs SIMON PRICE (Stay Beautiful) and JAYNEY BLAMBLAM (Total Blam Blam)

Social media: @spellboundclub on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Playlists: https://linktr.ee/SpellboundClub

Firmly established as one of Brighton’s best-loved monthly clubs, SPELLBOUND – The Alternative 80s Night – rings in the New Year (and the new decade) at Komedia with its ALTERNATIVE 80s NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY! DJs Simon Price (Stay Beautiful) and Jayney BlamBlam (Total Blam Blam) play Goth, Post-Punk, New Romantic, Alternative Rock, Indie, New Wave, Synth Pop and Ska. Think Siouxsie, Cure, Smiths, Bunnymen, PiL, Soft Cell, New Order, Sisters, Depeche Mode, Specials etc. There’s cheap Snakebite & Black, 80s-style smoke machines, period-relevant video projections, and a FREE SHOT for everyone who attends, to help get you in the party mood! Tickets are £15 in advance
Please note that as this event is in Komedia’s smaller (150 capacity) room, NUMBERS ARE LIMITED, so early booking is advised. When they’re gone, they’re gone!

Venue: Komedia Studio Bar, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton BN1 1UN (see http://www.komedia.co.uk/brighton for detailed travel info)
Opening hours: 9:00pm-3:00am Admission:
£15 advance
When: Saturday 31st December 2022

Spellbound is an antidote to all the identical cheesy 80s nights out there. We play the REAL good stuff from music’s greatest-ever era (1979-1985, with Tubeway Army on Top Of The Pops as our Year Zero and Live Aid as our Doomsday, although we do play stuff from the later 80s if it’s good enough), to a wonderfully mixed crowd of people who remember it first time around and young ‘uns just discovering it all as new. Think: Post-Punk, Goth, New Romantic, Alternative Rock, New Wave, Electro, Gender Benders, Early Indie, 2 Tone Ska, Psychobilly, Mod Revival, Synth, Blitz Kids, oddballs, effeminate futurists and one-hit wonders… Look out for the 80s visuals on the projection screen for extra period authenticity. Dressing up is encouraged, but not enforced.

A Flock Of Seagulls ABC Adam & The Ants Alien Sex Fiend Altered Images Associates B-52’s Bauhaus The Beat Birthday Party Blancmange Blondie Bolshoi Bow Wow Wow Buggles Kate Bush Captain Sensible The Clash Classix Nouveaux Cramps Cult Cure Danielle Dax Dead Or Alive Depeche Mode Devo Dexys Divine Thomas Dolby Duran Duran Echo & The Bunnymen Eurythmics The Fall Fields Of The Nephilim John Foxx Fun Boy Three Gene Loves Jezebel Haircut 100 Heaven 17 Human League Jam Japan Jesus And Mary Chain Grace Jones Joy Division Killing Joke Kraftwerk Magazine Marilyn New Model Army New Musik New Order Gary Numan Only Ones Orange Juice Orchestral Manoeuvres Pigbag Propaganda Psychedelic Furs Public Image Limited Ruts Scritti Politti Shriekback Sigue Sigue Sputnik Simple Minds Siouxsie & The Banshees Sisters Of Mercy Skids Smiths Soft Cell Spandau Ballet Specials Squeeze Strawberry Switchblade Stray Cats Style Council Talk Talk Talking Heads Teardrop Explodes Tenpole Tudor Theatre Of Hate Tom Tom Club Ultravox Violent Femmes Virgin Prunes Visage We’ve Got A Fuzzbox Kim Wilde Yazoo and loads more!

Anyone who’s an authentic first-generation 80s relic – or anyone who’s met one and heard their frontline stories from the Goth Wars – will know that the definitive drink for alternative 80s types was ‘SNAKEBITE & BLACK’ (that is, a pint glass containing half cider, half lager and a dash of blackcurrant to send it a lurid shade of purpley-red). The lovely people at Komedia have agreed to sell pints of Snakebite & Black for the tempting price of just £4.00, exclusively for Spellbound!

If that wasn’t already generous enough, every month you’ll have the chance to win a shot of CHERRY SOURZ for free! Listen out for The Underpants Song – in other words, “Underpass” by John Foxx – because every time the former Ultravox man shouts “underpants!” (that’s what it sounds like, anyway) we’ll throw a pair of Y-fronts into the crowd. If you catch one of the pants, you can exchange it at the bar for a shot of Cherry Sourz!

There is a permanently-manned cloakroom at Spellbound to put your minds at rest when you want to ditch your belongings and dance, priced at £1 per item.

Generally the third Saturday of the month through 2023 – watch our socials for announcements.

But for now… See you on the 31st!

Love (and Pride)

from Simon, Jayney and the Spellbound team

x x x x


Komedia, Brighton

44 Gardner Street
Brighton, BN1 1UN
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01273 647100
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