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Byline: By Luke Edwards

Newcastle's nightlife is set for a major overhaul with the news that Shindig, the region's most-respected and longest-running club night, is moving home.

After more than a decade at Foundation ( formerly the Riverside ( Shindig has decided to shift to the other side of the city and set up House at new venue Digital ( formerly Powerhouse ( on Times Square.

Resident DJ and promoter Scooby (Lee Melrose) believes the change is needed to ensure the night continues to set the trends in North-East clubbing for another decade.

He said: "The bottom line is we felt Foundation needed a re-fit to enable us to stay at the forefront of the city's nightlife, but that wasn't going to happen.

"Our partner Rob Cameron had just bought the new club and we're going with him. Shindig has been at Foundation for nearly 11 years and it was time for a change.

We've just celebrated our 13th birthday and the reason we've managed to go on for so long is we've always tried to move forward and not get stuck in a rut.

"Times Square is a fantastic place to be in the centre of the city and we just feel this will reinvigorate things a bit. We hate the idea of going stale and this will make sure we don't. It's an exciting new chapter for us all." Shindig will hold its closing party at Foundation on Saturday (July 9) with old favourite Danny Rampling doing the honours on the decks.

It will be Rampling's last gig in the North-East as he has announced his retirement at the end of the year.

The re-opening party will be held at Digital on July 30 with Lottie and Jose Nunez. Stable mate club nights StoneLove and Wax On will also hold their re-opening parties in the same week.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 4, 2005
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