magna house night 2

HOUSE music legend Graeme Park hailed an “incredible” night at Magna which saw 3,000 ravers dance the night away — as organisers looked forward to a repeat later in the year.

The world-renowned DJ played to a packed crowd at the steelworks-turned-science centre on Saturday night, before saying: “It was like stepping back in time to a 90s rave.

“It was absolutely incredible and it looks like there’s going to be another one later in the year.”

The event — billed as History of House — brought together legendary names in the music scene such as Farley “Jackmaster” Funk, Todd Terry and Park while LA-based vocalist Julie McKnight wowed the crowd with a live performance.

The event also saw local DJs given their chance to shine in what was described as the biggest house music event South Yorkshire has ever seen.

A second History of House night has already been scheduled to hit Magna on September 26, and organiser Spencer Fearn said that tickets were already selling well.

“The crowd can expect it to be bigger and better,” he said.

“The early bird tickets have already gone and the second phase of tickets only have around 40 left, so it shows how much of a success the night was because people are buying tickets to come back again.

“We’re in talks with someone who is absolutely massive. I can’t say who yet because it’s not confirmed but I will say watch this space.

“In terms of last week, in all my time as a boxing promoter and other things, I have never had as much positive feedback.

“When you hear of a 60-year-old man dancing at 5am you know it has been a good night.

“The fact that Graeme Park has said what an amazing night it was makes it all the more special, you don’t get bigger compliments than that.

“It all seemed to come together, the lighting, the sound, the atmosphere to make a really special night — I was glad to do it in Rotherham and bring something positive to the town.”

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