On Friday, August 16th, The Midnight Club in Ballaghaderreen will host an exact replica of a 1980s disco!
For teenagers of the ‘80s it could be any hall in any town in Ireland. The classic teen discos of the ‘80s were generally the same wherever you went, boys on one side, the girls on the other, the long walk across the floor to ask ‘Will you dance?’ The heartbreaking response: ‘No thanks!’ followed by the even longer walk back! These very memories are still enough 30 years later to bring back those nervous butterflies to many.
For one night only you can go back in time on opening night of the Lakes and Legends Festival in Ballaghaderreen. Everything will be as it was, with classic tracks from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. The 16th of August also happens to be the anniversary of the passing of Elvis Presley, so no doubt a few numbers from ‘The King’ will also get a spin!
Dig out your ‘80s gear as some long-retired DJs return to the booth for what promises to be an unforgettable night of nostalgia. There will be a fully licensed bar and admission is just €5. Doors open at 10.30 pm.