DARK-CIDE is a club event that mixes up many genres of music and styles.
Established March 2001, the club has steadily grown over the years thanks to a loyal and wonderful range of people, and now hosts events at the amazing 53 Degrees. This is a VERY respected and sort after venue, and hosts many large scale concerts and big dance events. So we can't have one there every month (much as we'd really like to), but we do manage to have events about 6 - 8 weeks apart, so please keep coming back to the site to see when our next ones are.
Primarily a DJ event with two main residents Jane Dalton and Kristen Malone, Dark-Cide also occasionally puts on live shows by international live artists, such NACHTMAHR back in Nov '09, and THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE October 2010, PHOSGORE in 2011 and just recently SAM in 2012.
Dark-Cide aims to keep the dancefloor full and energetic, while squeezing in underground tracks and mixing up a great variety of other good things and many requests, so hopefully everyone has a great night. Check out the Video Wall and the various Setlists for the kind of music Dark-Cide specialises in.
Dark-Cide has a cybernetic sister event called Electro-Cide. This focuses more on the harder Industrial/EBM side of things and has been happening on and off since 2005. Electro-Cide gets to come out of stasis on occasions and some of the events have included having Johnny Violent, the man behind UK Hardcore legends ULTRAVIOLENCE guest DJing in 2011, as well as DJ Jane and Rachel (who together run this event) celebrating their engagement with a free engagement party that was open to everyone back in May 2011.
Dark-Cide is a very open and welcoming event with a great (and genuinely friendly) crowd. From day one it was totally open and supported by people of all sexualities (even though we never marketed it as such), and is pretty much an LGBTQ (and S!!!) event. We were even hosting the event at Blowing Wild for a few years which was Preston's main gay bar at the time. We celebrate everyone and are all here to celebrate in the music in all it's rich diversity, so please come along and see how we all get along and mix and party together. But if you do feel you are the subject of any unwanted attention or comments, for whatever reason, please let either the DJs or door staff know and we will remeby this.
Also - we DON'T have a dress code. Never had one and so far never needed one. Dress up to the max (and then some), dress down, dress however. Again, like our music, diversity and being yourselves here is the key. You def don't have to wear black (though it's a fave colour), but if you're worried you might feel uneasy, don't. Check our gallery and you'll see we have a great mix of people coming along and it all works fine. The flipside is though we don't put up with people harrassing anybody so please be tolerant of others at our events, and the 53 Degrees door staff will turn away people if they look like they'll be trouble. That's to keep us all safe and the night stress and worry free. 53 Degrees employ excellent professional door staff and they all say what a great stress-free crowd we attract.