Grab your glow sticks! Norwich’s Chapelfield Gardens hosting East Anglia’s first ever Big Fish Little Fish family rave

Families enjoying the Big Fish Little Fish family rave in Manchester. The event is coming to Norwich

Families enjoying the Big Fish Little Fish family rave in Manchester. The event is coming to Norwich's Chapelfield Gardens on July 30, 2017. Picture: Nathan Cox Photography - Credit: LEON NEAL

Children and rave music are not normally a combination you associate with each other.

A scene from a Big Fish LIttle Fish family rave gig. Picture: Charley Williams

A scene from a Big Fish LIttle Fish family rave gig. Picture: Charley Williams - Credit: LEON NEAL

But this summer families will be able to grab the glow sticks and enjoy 1980s and 1990s club classics at a party with a difference in Norwich city centre.

The Big Fish Little Fish live DJ event is aimed at newborns to eight-year-olds, as well as their parents, and comes to Chapelfield Gardens on July 30 for the first time.

Older siblings can also attend the family rave.

Dave Davis, who has a three-year-old boy, will be providing some of the live music under his guise as DJ Trax to hundreds of people.


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He will be joined in the big top-style tent at the family rave by English breakbeat hardcore group 2Bad Mice.

Mr Davis, 44, from Essex, who produced his first track aged 16, said: 'I'm really excited about it. I have always loved Norwich. It has a creative bunch of people and I think they would appreciate something different.

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'The children dance with their parents and it is a really nice and different experience for children. The kids love it. It is also an unusual family event.'

He added it was nice for people to revisit the rave culture with their families.

'The music at the Big Fish Little Fish events is euphoric and energising rather than being too heavy. Everyone likes to reminisce.

'There is a happy atmosphere where everyone dances around.

'The reaction to the events has always been positive. I love DJ'ing for it. It is amazing and really good,' Mr Davis said.

Big Fish Little Fish started in 2013 in London and first started putting on the special gigs at festivals including Glastonbury.

It now puts on the family raves across Britain and at multiple festivals.

The Norwich show will be the first time it has come to East Anglia.

As well as DJ sets, the live gigs include craft activities and encourage people to dress up.

This year's theme is the summer of love and up to 650 parents and children will be able to enjoy the Norwich set, which starts at 2pm and finishes at 4.30pm.

The noise will be monitored and played at a safe level.

Tickets should be bought beforehand and cost £8 for adults, aged 18 and over, and £6 for children. Pre-walking youngsters can go for free. Visit www.bigfishlittlefishevents.co.uk

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