The award-winning, original family rave, Big Fish Little Fish is coming to the White Rock Theatre, Hastings on Saturday 30th October 2-4pm for a Halloween Spooktacular. This’ll be a chance for parents with babies and young children to rave the afternoon away with legendary DJ Richard Norris (The Grid, Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve) providing the tunes.
This is no “kids’ disco”, mind: designed to be equally fun for club music lovers and their offspring, the music is a mix of old skool rave, drum’n’bass, acid house, techno and a few curveballs that will keep the energy up and people dancing from start to finish. There’s a bar for the grown ups, themed craft for the kids and a host of bubbles, balloons, confetti and foam on the dancefloor – plus the famous parachute dance finale. It’s aimed primarily at parents / carers (including the occasional grandparent!) with kids aged from babyhood to eight years – but older siblings are welcome, too. Each event has a fancy dress theme – this one, obviously, is monsters, ghouls and witches.
Since 2013, Big Fish Little Fish have hosted hundreds of Family Raves all over the world and partied at such iconic spaces as Glastonbury Festival, The V&A Museum, fabric nightclub and the National Gallery. It’s renowned as a social occasion as much as a family activity: a great chance for those who are missing the dancefloor due to the demands of babies and toddlers to rekindle their love not just of music but the people and culture around it. People remark how much the atmosphere captures the magic of “proper clubbing” – and a small child is often not unlike that one mate you need to keep an eye on of an evening…
Big Fish Little Fish have won the audience choice award for “Best Family Event” at the Fantastic For Families awards a stunning five times and have been named in Time Out London’s ‘18 things to do before you turn 18’ and ‘101 Best Things to do with Children in London’. After a period of having to go online-only with amazingly received Sunday afternoon livestreams of DJ sets ‘Kitchen Raves’ – over a million views – the BFLF crew is overjoyed to be back and raving in-person. This Summer they have appeared on the Main Stage at Camp Bestival amongst many other festival appearances, sold out fabric once again and are raring to play Hastings.
Founder and CEO, Hannah Saunders says “It will be… spooktacular to be raving by the seaside in Hastings in the beautifully refurbished White Rock Theatre. It’s great to see families in Halloween fancy dress, really enjoying themselves dancing and having fun together – Hastings, we can’t wait to have a monster time with you…. Boo!”.
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