The ultimate deep dive retro night returns for (ooh aah) just a little bit (more)!
It’s 1996 and boybands ruled (even if Take That would split up). Eternal were the only girlband in sight… until five spicey girls zig-a-zig-ah’d their way into history and changed the face of pop forever!
We’ll be celebrating the year the Spice Girls entered our lives, Gina G flew the flag for the UK in Eurovision, everyone and their gran danced the Macarena and Louise got Naked (yet still managed to show less flesh than Peter Andre in the waterfall). Expect A list pop from the likes of East 17, Gabrielle, Mariah Carey and Cher, dance music from JX, Livin’ Joy and Robert Miles, the Britpop boom from Dodgy, Ash and Sleeper and the smooth tones of Mark Morrison, Fugees, Lighthouse Family and George Michael. Oh and did we mention the year of Celine’s epic ballads (plural)?!
Expect loads of forgotten gems you’re unlikely to hear anywhere else (from Alisha’s Attic to Belinda Carlisle and Pet Shop Boys to Sean Maguire). Our Bargain Bin first hour of 1996’s pop flops (from Shampoo to Gemini and our eternal favourite E’voke) kicks off from 9pm.
Saturday 21 May
9pm – 3am