Roxy returns with its greatest hits next May
Hundreds packed into the 02 Academy (formerly the Roxy) for the first reunion earlier this year – tickets for the follow up go on sale this week
One of Sheffield’s biggest nightclubs is set to return next year – following the success of a recent reunion night and sell-out book
Arundel Gate’s legendary Roxy is back on Saturday 9 May 2020, and is set to raise hundreds for Hallam FM’s Cash For Kids charity.
Hundreds packed into Arundel Gate’s O2 Academy earlier this year to witness the venue being turned back into its former Roxy nightclub guise.
The sprawling venue reigned supreme in Sheffield in the 80s and 90s and the re-creation of the club got a massive thumbs up from the revellers that packed the dancefloor.
Former Roxy-goer James Norton said: “It was a truly fantastic night – they got it bang on. I loved the Roxy in its heyday in the late 1980s and this night took me straight back to my youth.”
The Roxy became famous nationally as one of the venues for the ‘Hitman & Her’ TV series and everyone from Kylie Minogue to the London Boys performed there.
With a capacity in excess of 2,000, and one of the most jaw-dropping lightshows in the country, few venues were more high profile than the Roxy.
The Roxy in the 1980s
Local author Neil Anderson used the event to gather photos and memories from former club-goers and recently launched a special Roxy edition of his best-selling ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1980s Sheffield’.
He said: “I couldn’t believe the interest in the venue – people have very fond memories of the place.”
‘Back To The Roxy’ tickets go on sale from this Wednesday 11 September at 9am. Tickets are £10 – a strictly limited number of £6 early bird tickets will also go on sale.