One Foot in the Rave is the concept of, and is curated by, Tony Hannan — the man who gave Leeds Soak, Kaos and Up Yer Ronson. He introduced Acid House to Ibiza. He is who MTV came to for dance music advice. Still promoting great dance nights, lecturing, and advising ITV on music programmes, Hannan has brought these clubs together under one roof for the first time. He also brings his personal collection of images from this pivotal time in Leeds, unveiled for the first time in this unique exhibition.
The Orbit started life in 1991, a club born out of its Yorkshire creators' desire to have their own local «rave» club, having become tired of travelling the motorways to Manchester, Nottingham and further afield. It went on to become one of the most influential techno / electronic music clubs in the UK and across Europe, shaping the scene with its weekly roster of the world's finest underground electronic producers and DJs. Their faithful clubbers ironically made their own pilgrimage up and down the country, ultimately via the M62 motorway to the market town of Morley. One of the founding owners, Nic Gundill, will tell us how it was in those heady days.