Controlled Madness: Andy Blake & Friends

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Wed 30 Nov at 9pm

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Part of All The Right Notes, a three-week festival exploring what happens when gigs and theatre collide. See two shows in one night for just £16 with our double bill offer – simply add two shows into your basket and we’ll do the rest! Browse the rest of the programme here.


Andy Blake is an underground legend. More than just a DJ or party promoter – though he is rightly revered for both of these things – he is a pied piper, a polemicist, a provocateur, a standard bearer for the esoteric values of old-school acid house culture, and a relentless interrogator of the modern world and its foibles. Anyone who’s heard him speak publicly, or better still caught him in conversation in some dark and smoky nightlife niche, will know that he is a man who can cut across topics of community, politics, technology, conspiracy, culture and subculture, and things a whole lot weirder besides, and provide perspectives you’d never imagined existed.

Controlled Madness sees Blake at the heart of a late-night quasi-symposium – lit and soundtracked to conjure up a backstreet backroom atmosphere – with cultural commentators Ben Bashford and Joe Muggs. From simple questions of what makes a good party and why parties get shut down, expect the discussion to range far and wide into worlds unknown.

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