Club entry fees have always been the bane of my night out; they have the same mystique as admin fees (what is the point?!) and use up valuable drinking money.
Instead then, in the most stringent month of the year, The Harley have teamed up with new local start up Late Nite Vibez, an initiative to raise funds and awareness of the homeless problem in Sheffield, whilst celebrating the city’s ever thriving party scene. Entry is free, but with a suggested donation to help support local homelessness charities.
It takes a while for the party to warm up, but the supporting DJs help ease people in with a medley of soul and disco. Once the venue’s filled up a bit, Dan J treats us to a continuous stream of funky house, building up the kind of riotous thriving dancefloor that is a Harley staple.
Holding any event in the middle of January is risky business, but The Harley and LNV delivered a joyous night that made you forget it’s the most depressing month of the year. Late Nite Vibez are only just getting started, but delivering early on with a night providing great music and good times for all, it’s worth keeping an eye on what they do next.
Reviewed by Jack Bendall
Pic by Liam Taylor