Preview: Silent Disco

Silent Disco is surely the most intriguing innovation on the clubbing circuit

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Published 03 Aug 2007
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Anyone out there ever had an eargasm before? Well if you have, we’d simply love to hear from you, and chances are you’ve experienced this aural climax at 334fm’s Silent Disco, which purports to guarantee every single one of its attendee’s this pleasure.

Brainchild of Dutch DJ’s Nico Okkerse (No DJ) and Michael Minton (DJ OD), Silent Disco is surely the most intriguing innovation on the clubbing circuit: each clubber is given wireless headphones on entry, then proceed to sing and dance the night away to a heady cocktail of hard house, punk, disco, salsa, twenties swing, world, electro, hard-style and Dixieland – all to a beat completely inaudible to a non-participating onlooker. Synchronised visuals on large screens are dotted around the venue to enhance the experience.

Having wowed the crowds at Glastonbury and T in the Park this summer, this is Silent Disco’s first appearance at the Fringe. It is one event guaranteed not to disturb the neighbours. Our advice? Catch it before the novelty wears off.