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Friday fun is in store.

Byline: By Simon Armstrong

Tonight sees the launch of the latest addition to Newcastle's clubbing calendar, as Simon Armstrong reports

Since Promise scaled back its weekly parties at Foundation to twice a month, the Friday night slots have arguably suffered a slight identity crisis.

But as autumn gets into full swing, it seems at last promoters are going to be making the most of the opportunities that present themselves.

Hip-hop and breaks night Wax On (spawned from the old Central at WHQ) will be a popular regular event from the start of next month, while techno night Disco Noir is also expected to return alongside the occasional Hed Kandi party.

Now, once a month, leading club night Federation will also be making Foundation its new home.

Voted the UK's top night by Mixmag earlier this year, organisers promise to provide something a little different.

First launching in Leeds just over two years ago, it has since branched out to set up a monthly party in Manchester and now on Tyneside.

Federation spokesman Mark Shearer said: "Anyone who thinks it's just another club night could not be more mistaken.

"Everything from staging to lighting, sound and club dressing are put there just for the night and then taken away again the very next morning.

"It's a cross between a theatrical performance and a clubbing experience, with live entertainment taking centre stage, complementing the strictly funky soundtrack provided by the resident DJs.

"You might see a group of dwarfs distributing lollies and sweets from the infamous Lolly Trolly, or the Disco Grannies ( two women over the ripe old age of 70 ( on one of the many podiums or in the cages.

"Above all you will see people partying in a most electrifying clubbing experience."

The opening night will see tunes courtesy of Mark Leaf, Stuart Robinson and Nik Denton (Toolbox Records), with SAS playing club classics in room two.

Entertainment will come from fire jugglers, fire breathers, live sax, plus Tom on the trumpet and Pav from Manumission on the bongos.

NTickets pounds 8 from Stereo and Heavens Above or on the door.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 17, 2004
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