What’s on in Bournemouth: fabulous February nights out including Slinky with Paul van Dyk

January is over – we made it! Woo hoo! Freaky February is upon us and my goodness, Bournemouth is in for a treat. The below nights out are recommended by the Bournemouth News & Info team. Have we missed something? Hit us up – email to help us build our ‘What’s on in Bournemouth’ calendar for everyone. We are also looking for writers and photographers to help us cover more ground, and anyone with video skills to work on our special events.

Friday February 1 2013:  V Essentials

After a stunning roster of superstar DJs, V are going back to basics for Fridays, with club classics and drinks deals. Ideal for an after-work night out, it’s also the perfect place to break that pesky January detox. Girls are free before midnight, everyone £3 all night. See Facebook for more info – only two VIP booths remaining at the time of going to press.

Saturday February 2 2013: Terminal at The Winchester, Poole Hill

Tech legend Oliver Lieb is the latest big signing at Terminal, Bournemouth’s premier techno night for discerning DJs and quality clubbers. Terminal head honcho L A Williams (pictured) will be going back to back with the awesome Kuba Drypher to open for Lieb while, in the back room, it’s the return of the Special Branch boys. There’s no break from the beats in the backroom and if you’ve been staying in all January – my goodness, you are going to walk differently in the morning after a night at Terminal. Enjoy!

Saturday February 9 2013: Mash It Up at Taboo, Old Christchurch Road

It that the sound of summer we hear? Mash It Up promises funky house and garage with a touch of the Caribbean alongside the dancehall and hip hop to bring a bit of sunshine to Old Christchurch Road at Taboo. It starts at 11pm and the dress code is ‘hot like pepper sauce’. Fabulously fiery, this spicy event goes across two rooms. Brought to you by Wassmuffin Academy.

Saturday February 9 2013: Vice Versa at Xchange, The Triangle

Vice Versa celebrates its first birthday the same night – expect funky and uplifting house in a fun, friendly atmosphere, masterminded by DJ Dave H. There are two guest DJs bringing the birthday vibes, Miss Hebbie and Lee Harris, as well as the usual drinks deals and coiffed bartenders.

Friday February 15 2013: Slinky at The O2 Academy

It’s Valentine’s Day and, with a line up like this, it’s clear that Slinky really loves you! Paul Van Dyk will be playing a three hour set, more than five years after he originally stormed Slinky and changed the face of trance on the South coast. You don’t want to miss this! Orjan Nilsen, Dav Gomrass and Lee Haslam will be bringing up the main room in preparation for this epic set. Flat shoes for me then! The back room is being run by Ctrl this time, with Leolife headlining an amazing list of local talent. We can’t wait… For a sneak preview of what you can expect, check out this free download, courtesy of the boys at Slinky – head to and use the code PvDSlinky. Tickets are running short so see in double quick time.

Saturday February 22 2013: Shake at The Winchester

It is the first Shake of the year and you can expect quality house and a friendly atmosphere. Fabric resident Daniel Avery is the latest big signing and he will be promoting his Water Jump EP, the latest release from Phantasy Sound. Expect a voyage into the unknown on the night. “I love weird records,” he said. “…that original, lawless spirit of acid house where the music is pulsing but will also throw in some mind-bending, psychedelic elements to knock you sideways and make you lose yourself within it.” So come lose yourself at The Winchester.




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