Legendary and record breaking UK club night Back to Basics is celebrating more than 25 years of regular house parties with a limited edition souvenir coffee table book. Released at the end of July just after a huge celebratory symphonic show in Millennium Square, Leeds, the book is being put together to raise funds for the soon to open Back to Basics Music Academy.
Back to Basics, of course, is known through the world for its underground attitude, pioneering parties that bring a diverse collective of music lovers together and for sticking true to its house music ideas since the very early nineties. DJs like Basement Jaxx and Carl Cox, Jamie Jones and Damian Lazarus, X Press 2 and James Zabiela have all played at the party and helped make it one of the most influential in the country.
The new book features hand picked photographs from the lifelong musical figure behind the night, Dave Beer, as well as from events over the years, either taken by professional photographers or punters who have attended throughout the years. The photographs are being collected over the coming weeks to also display on the big screen at Millennium Square on the night of the Symphonic Sounds show. The night’s iconic and antiestablishment flyers will also feature and, as well as shots of the night from its many different venues over the years, there will also be pictures of weddings that happened as a result of people meeting at Basics, plus Basics babies, friends and family who have passed, and much more besides.
The photos that are being shown on the big screen will be displayed throughout a new live music spectacular, which will see classic club anthems reimagined and performed in a unique and contemporary way by a 50-piece symphony orchestra from Opera North in a live extravaganza at the heart of the city centre on Friday, July 28.
- Leeds Town Hall
- Millennium Square
- Elland Road
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Closing Date is the Thursday 27th July. Entrants have to be over 18 & T&Cs apply.