Big Night Out

February 2017

Season 1 Episode 6 - Locked Off

3.0 18 x
Rave culture is one of Britain's great cultural exports, but after its first wave in the late 1980s and early 1990s it was forced into the underground by stringent new laws and the rise of licensed super clubs. Fast forward 25 years into the midst of a nationwide purge on the UK's nightlife, where nearly half of all British clubs have shut down in the last decade, and a new kind of scene has emerged: a 21st century version of rave, where young people break into disused spaces with the help of b...

Season 1 Episode 4 - Dancing On The Devils Isle

3.0 15 x
Ibiza is a place that looms large in all our imaginations: the sun-kissed, beer-drenched rock in the middle of the Mediterranean where all hedonistic dreams can come true. But what is it that makes people come back year after year to the same tiny island? Host Clive Martin sets off to investigate the magnetic appeal of "the party island", and meets a cast of characters including DJs Carl Cox and Luciano, a crew of scantily clad club-dancers, puking Brits abroad, Alfredo Fiorito (the man who bas...

Season 1 Episode 5 - Bolero Of The Balkans

4.0 44 x
After overthrowing their communist regime in 1989 Romania celebrated the dawn of a new era of freedom. But which freedom did they mean? Two beaches. Two Tribes. Two expressions of newly found freedom. But at what cost? Mamaia is the stomping ground for the nouveau riche who earn big in Romania’s capital Bucharest in the week and spend bigger in the elite bars and clubs on Mamiai beach every weekend. 20-year-old rich kids pouring Ciroc over each other at pool parties, economic and market freedom...
January 2017

Season 1 Episode 3 - Bastards Of The Bible Belt

3.0 86 x
Hardcore music provides an escape for young misfits from Holland’s industrial ghost towns, but the Protestant Church is fighting back, making rave the new generational battleground.

Season 1 Episode 2 - Purgatory In Paradise

4.0 14 x
Greece is a hub of hedonistic nightlife and the site of a refugee crisis. How do the tourists, the immigrants and the destitute locals coexist in this paradise of party islands?

Season 1 Episode 1 - Rave In The Rebel State

3.0 25 x
Ukraine is a politically polarised nation divided by war. But how has the country's party scene been affected by the deep-running conflicts of cultural identity?