Let’s go back to year 2000

The Chronicle - - What’s On - By SI­MON DUKE

IF your peak pe­riod for par­ty­ing up a storm in New­cas­tle was the turn of the mil­len­nium you’re in luck as one of the city’s most fa­mous club nights of that era is back... for one night only!

Long be­fore the likes of Dir­tiz, Skint and Digi Mon­days had thou­sands of rev­ellers queu­ing round the block, Prom­ise and Shindig were ab­so­lutely huge nights at New­cas­tle nightspot Foun­da­tion.

And Prom­ise will be mak­ing a re­turn for a one-off char­ity event in a new home of Dig­i­tal in Times Square on Fri­day, Jan­uary 18.

Rewind to the turn of the cen­tury and their Prom­ise and Shindig events were the stuff of leg­end amongst Geordie club­bers.

Well now the pair are re­unit­ing for a night of pure nos­tal­gia at Dig­i­tal, in aid of Great North Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal.

Richard, who is also Di­rec­tor of Lintz Hall Farm and one of the team who cre­ated the North East’s big­gest Hal­loween scare event Psy­cho Path ex­plained “I have sup­ported the chil­dren’s hospi­tal for a few years now, so when the op­por­tu­nity arose to put an­other Prom­ise event on, it made sense for me to com­bine the two.

“Af­ter all many of the peo­ple who re­mem­ber Prom­ise or Shindig and in­deed Foun­da­tion night­club will be par­ents like me now, so I thought it an ideal op­por­tu­nity to get those danc­ing shoes on, have fun and raise some money in the process!”

“When Prom­ise was based at Foun­da­tion in New­cas­tle we used to host the Fri­day nights. Scott and Shindig took cen­tre stage on the Satur­day and those were fan­tas­tic week­ends for club­bers on Ty­ne­side.

“Those were crazy days!

“At the time I didn’t re­alise just how spe­cial those nights were, week af­ter week play­ing along­side the big­gest DJs and the crowds were al­ways amaz­ing.

“The con­nec­tion ev­ery­one had was unique. Prom­ise be­came more of a big fam­ily than a club event and I am still very good friends with many of the reg­u­lars. I even met my wife there!

Scott added “Whether you went to the orig­i­nal River­side or when it be­came Foun­da­tion, the Shindig and Prom­ise nights were syn­ony­mous with qual­ity DJs, qual­ity mu­sic and a qual­ity at­mos­phere. This re­union event will be some­thing very spe­cial for those club­bers who were lucky enough to ex­pe­ri­ence the vibe back then, and for those that missed out, it’s the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to see why this venue and these events be­come so leg­endary.” Prom­ise Re­turns will see Richard Tulip play­ing a 6 hour vinyl clas­sics set in room one, while Scott Brad­ford spins some Foun­da­tion Clas­sics in room two, along­side Tony Hutchin­son and Lee Wil­low. To buy tick­ets, priced £9, go to Fat­soma

The Shindig and Prom­ise nights were syn­ony­mous with qual­ity DJs, qual­ity mu­sic and a qual­ity at­mos­phere

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