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  • Grace Sansom

Sheffield’s Dance Scene is Only Getting Better and ORB is Finally Here to Take Things to New Heights

Sheffield is finally getting its time in the strobe lights, forget your spotlights. I’m getting excited just typing this... Preparations are underway for the opening of a brand-new city centre club – tailored specifically for electronic music and with a key focus on promoting local talent. After the launch of FORGE, now attracting legends like Joy Orbison and bigger, ORB is set to be a matching component in further cementing Sheffield as the full-bodied city of music it deserves to be.

The electronic genre is as much, if not more, of a euphoric and emotive experience as the Indie throwbacks our city is renowned for. It’s so exciting to see the scene and its community on its rightful upwards trajectory. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you’ll never find more love than at an event in our beloved north. ORB will only enrich this experience and we can’t wait.

From its mind-beating audio system to its sleek, underground, tunnel design, ORB has been pioneered by industry-leading music & engineering experts to hold an atmosphere like no other club you've ever visited! I’m looking forward to holding them to this…

The fully refurbished underground venue has an ideal location just a stone’s throw from West Street with operator Paul Kinsey explaining “we are really pleased to be able to offer a new, exciting and differentiated club concept which continues Sheffield’s tradition of leading the evolution of music and club culture.”

The team behind Skyline Festival are taking the reins every Saturday night with a new Tech House & House event – Horizon – that launched on the 16th of September. They showcased emerging Steel City talent alongside jaw-dropping production at an affordable ticket-price point. A ‘steel’ of an experience, if you will (I’m here all week).

Dynamic co-founder Phil McCue explained “the growth of Skyline has been unbelievable over the past 12 months and when we heard about the plans for ORB, we immediately knew it was the perfect venue for us to launch a new Saturday night party.”

Eddie Richards, who came through the Skyline set-up, has since gone on to become Hull City FC’s new matchday DJ, whilst resident DJ Joe Fenwick has supported Patrick Topping and played at nightclubs across the North of England following his Skyline success. It’s a launchpad that propels our homegrown talent to grooving national platforms.

Phil McCue added “there’s as much talent in the electronic scene as there’s ever been in Sheffield, but unfortunately less opportunities than ever before due to the difficulties that the night-time economy is facing. We believe that ORB can play a key role in changing that and we’ll be inviting anybody to send a mix to us for an opportunity to play.”

Along with weekly Skyline takeovers, a weekly excuse to go OUT OUT launches Friday 13th October with a new underground immersive house night, set to transport you into a different realm. Be sure to follow their socials for more information to be granted your key to the hottest new Friday night in the city.

OUT OUT is not just an event; it’s a deserved celebration of the vibrant underground house music culture, with a captivating blend of music, dance, entertainment, and community engagement. Brought to you by KoKo events, created by Cara Woodruff & Devon, you can trust leaving your night in the hands of two successful entrepreneurs in the late-night industry.

A full renovation has taken place in this exclusive vaulted cellar club, which is split into two sections – a glamorous, newly-furnished seating area and a spacious dance floor. Bolstered by a heavyweight sound system, an 8m LED bar, poseur seating and a neon chaise longue, the venue aims to bring something completely new, and needed, to Sheffield’s nightlife. We can’t wait – get us OUT OUT ASAP.

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