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/Club /Brighton /The Spellbound Summer Party – Sat 15 Jul

July 15, 2023 @ 21:00 - 03:00 BST


Tickets: £6 from www.komedia.co.uk/brighton/club/spellbound or 01273 647100, or pay at the door (CASH ONLY).
Venue: The Studio Bar of Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton BN1 1UN (see http://www.komedia.co.uk/brighton for detailed travel info).
Opening hours: 9:00pm-3:00am
Date: SATURDAY 15th JULY 2023
Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @SpellboundClub
Listen to our playlists: https://linktr.ee/SpellboundClub

SPELLBOUND – The Alternative 80s Night – returns to the Studio Bar of Komedia on SATURDAY 15th JULY, and it’s our SUMMER PARTY! What does that mean? Well…
1) Anyone wearing sunglasses when they turn up to pay at the door gets in for £5.
2) A few added songs about summer, holidays, sunshine, the beach etc.
Apart from that, we’ll be playing the awesome mix of goth, post-punk, new romantic, alternative rock, synth pop, new wave, indie and ska that’s made us Brighton’s best-loved Alternative 80s night.

Firmly established as one of Brighton’s best-loved monthly clubs, SPELLBOUND – The Alternative 80s Night – happens on (usually) the third Saturday of every month in the Studio Bar of Komedia. This is the 80s night for people who HATE 80s nights. If you want to hear Madonna, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson or Wham!, look somewhere else. There are other clubs for that. Spellbound is a completely different type of 80s club. Instead of the cheese and kitsch you get an an average 80s night, DJs SIMON PRICE (Stay Beautiful) & JAYNEY BLAMBLAM (Total Blam Blam) play Goth, Post-Punk, New Romantic, Alternative Rock, New Wave, Indie Rock, Synth and Ska classics 1979-1989 (see list below). It’s just like walking into your actual local alternative club at any random point in the 80s, right down to the smoke and the snakebite. A proper drinking and dancing session with a wonderfully mixed crowd of grown-ups who remember it all from first time around and young ‘uns just discovering it afresh. And look out for the Eighties visuals to help with the Time Travel…

You want names? Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Clash, The Cramps, The Human League, The Cure, Echo & The Bunnymen, Depeche Mode, New Order, The Sisters Of Mercy, The Smiths, Bauhaus, Talking Heads, Joy Division, The Specials, Public Image Ltd, Adam & The Ants, The Jesus And Mary Chain, The B-52’s, Gary Numan, Psychedelic Furs, The Cult, Dead Kennedys, Killing Joke, The Jam, The Damned, Japan, New Model Army, Dead Or Alive, Fields Of The Nephilim, Teardrop Explodes, Violent Femmes, The Fall, The Birthday Party, Devo, Associates, Fuzzbox, Simple Minds, The Beat, Spear Of Destiny, Pixies, Alien Sex Fiend and loads more. Check out our Spotify playlists: https://linktr.ee/SpellboundClub

We sell 100 tickets in advance, but we do hold some back for walk-ups on the night. (Please note that admission on the door is CASH ONLY. There is a cash machine in the Komedia lobby, and if that is out of service, there are others nearby at Tesco on Jubilee St and HSBC at the corner of Bond St and North St.) However, Spellbound is a very popular night and the venue is quite small, so it often fills up fast. We aren’t saying you won’t get in if you get there late: we liaise closely with Komedia security to ensure that queuing is as quick as possible and that people aren’t locked out unnecessarily when there’s room inside to accommodate them. But the best advice is still BUY A TICKET, and if you can’t do that, then ARRIVE EARLY!

Anyone who’s an authentic first-generation 80s relic – or anyone who’s met one and heard their frontline stories from the Goth Wars – will know that the definitive drink for alternative 80s types was ‘SNAKEBITE & BLACK’ (that is, a pint glass containing half cider, half lager and a dash of blackcurrant to send it a lurid shade of purply-red). The lovely people at Komedia have agreed to sell pints of Snakebite & Black for the tempting price of just £4.00, exclusively for Spellbound.

If that wasn’t already generous enough, every month you’ll have the chance to win a FREE SHOT of Cherry Sourz! Listen out for The Underpants Song – in other words, “Underpass” by John Foxx – because every time the former Ultravox man shouts “underpants!” (that’s what it sounds like, anyway) we’ll throw a pair of Y-fronts into the crowd. If you catch one of the pants, you can exchange it at the bar for your delicious sugary shot.

There is a permanently-manned cloakroom at Spellbound to put your minds at rest when you want to ditch your belongings and dance, priced at £1 per item.

We’ll be back on Sat 19 Aug for the Synth Special, and (usually) the third Saturday of the month through 2023. When buying tickets for future Spellbounds, please bear in mind that some of them may have special themes. Watch our social media @SpellboundClub for announcements.

But for now…
See you on the 15th!
(Tainted) Love from
Simon, Jayney and the Spellbound team x x x x


July 15, 2023
21:00 - 03:00 BST
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44-47 Gardner Street
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