Celebrate Stokes' rave history with local legends at Raves Of Longton

Raves Of Longton returns to Stoke to celebrate when the city was the centre of the UK rave scene. Secure your tickets now to see local legends on the decks.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 6th Jun 2023

Returning to Stoke-On-Trent’s Aynsley Mill on Saturday 29th July 2023, Raves Of Longton celebrates the history of the city’s nightlife with huge retro and old skool DJs from the region, particularly those associated with Stoke’s Shelley's and Longton’s Leisure Bowl in the early 90s. 

Raves of Longton 2 is a day party, running from 2 - 10 pm followed by an afterparty at The Underground in Hanley to take you into the AM. 

On the lineup for the day party is Altern8, one of the scene’s biggest artists, closely tied to Shelley’s. The rave duo performed at Shelley’s, even performing in the car park, and used the venue in their music videos.


There’s also Pete Bromley, the city’s best house DJ who’s taken residencies at every big club in Stoke for the past 3 decades and was the first to perform at Shelley’s in 1988. 

Joining them is Daz Willott, a local legend who might have played at Shelley’s more times than anyone else. Daz’s hypeman, MC Lethal joins him to bring crowds together at the end of the night and add some extra punch to his selections. 

Finally, warming up the crowd for the evening is Mikey Worth, one of the most popular old skool disc jockeys in the area with more than enough experience to get you warmed up for a proper all-dayer. 


With so many cracking, experienced, legendary local DJs on the lineup ready to take you back in time to the good old days, this one would just be silly to miss. 

If you yearn for those days when Stoke was the centre of the UK rave scene or are just curious about how banging yesteryear sounded, secure your tickets for Raves Of Longton 2 - The Return now at the bottom of this page.



Check out our What's On Guide to discover more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.








Header image credit: Aynsley Mill / Facebook.com 

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