Helter Skelter (rave music promoter)

Helter Skelter (Rave Music Promoter)

Helter Skelter (rave music promoter)

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<!-- Deleted image removed: -->Helter Skelter are one of the longest running dance music promoters in the UK. They are one of the few remaining rave music brands who promote early underground styles of electronic dance music, as opposed to the more mainstream house clubs that followed during the 1990s.

History

The organization was founded in September 1989 - in the midst of the Acid House party era - by David Pratley, after being inspired by the early Acid Bungalow clubs such as codys and lava, and the M25 Orbital raves such as the Sunrise events. Helter Skelter's first event was an illegal outdoor rave but subsequent Helter Skelter nights were held in nightclubs.

After this, Helter Skelter began hosting events at the 3,000 capacity Sanctuary Music Arena in Milton Keynes. Following a lead taken by fellow rave promoters Dreamscape, Helter Skelter's events in Milton Keynes underwent an expansion in the mid-nineties, using a roller rink adjacent to The Sanctuary, expanding the capacity to 8,000. Between the two arenas, an outdoor complex was created, which featured a SONY PlayStation zone, free fairground rides, caf├ęs and other types of recreational facilities.

The success of the double-arena parties prompted the Helter Skelter team to organize their biggest party to date - Energy '97 - The Carnival of Dance. The Energy '97 festival took place at Turweston Aerodrome in Northamptonshire (now the site of the Gatecrasher Summer Sound System festivals). The festival sold...
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