2022? Well that was fun wasn’t it?
When the best thing to happen to a year is that it is coming to an end what else can you do but wave it off in style?
As for 2023, what do we have in store?
Another three prime ministers?
Vladimir Putin being crowned King of the Jungle? Being told that the reason for price of water quadrupling is that striking nurses enraged the river Gods but it’s ok because here’s a voucher for a bottle of Highland Spring from One Stop? The prestigious World Ladies Tug of War Championships being held in a hermetically sealed chamber on the moon?
Let’s face it, the best bit will be the first few hours when you are dancing your cares away with your friends before having to face reality again. It’s the one time all year you can wipe the slate clean and clear you mind while screaming the words to all the songs you really love but forgot about because they don’t play them on News 24.
To aid those magical moments of carefree abandon we’ll be playing the Greatest Hits*. All of them. In order. All gold, all bangers, all killer and (you guessed it) no filler.
There will be an awkward countdown and some chimes somewhere around midnight and plenty of confetti cannons set off about 10 seconds later because those things are really hard to actually get to work when you’re under pressure.
It’s either that or Ed Sheeran on Hootenanny again and no one needs to start the year like that.
*Greatest Hits may vary depending on personal preference but will almost certainly include indie and guitar anthems, dance bangers, classic hip hop joints, soul, funk, disco, rock n roll, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, the best bits of Now 33 (CD2 only, CD1 was lost years ago) and all those moments in history when pop goes bang.
Tickets are £8 adv, £10 on the door (if any remain)
This is an 18+ event, if you are lucky enough to look under 25, please bring ID