Trailer for documentary on iconic Birmingham techno venue Que Club lands: Watch
The trailer for a documentary about iconic Birmingham techno venue Que Club, called In The Que, has landed. You can watch it below.
Released in May, the documentary charts the Que Club’s thirty-year history, from when it first opened its doors in 1989.
The project, headed up by researcher Jez Collins of Birmingham Music Archive C.I.C., is happening through a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £42,000.
The Que Club saw Daft Punk, Underworld, and Massive Attack perform on its stage, as well as Carl Cox, Sven Vath, and Paul Oakenfield record BBC Radio One Essential Mixes in the club.
Through its 30 years it also hosted night from The Bubble Club, Flashback, Atomic Jam, Spacehopper, and more.
Speaking about the documentary, Collins said, “The Que Club was home to many different communities irrespective of colour, gender or sexuality and this was reflected in the mix of artists and club nights that performed there. Its labyrinth of corridors and rooms allowed for innovation, exploration and experimentation for DJs, MCs, promoters and clubbers whilst the incredible main hall, with its raked seating and imposing organ, offered the perfect space and backdrop for large-scale events and superstar DJs.
“In The Que is not only about the music. It’s also concerned with what The Que Club tells us about the social, cultural and political history of the city and club and youth culture.
“It’s hard to imagine now, but rave and dance culture were subject to government legislation, police crackdowns and hysterical tabloid headlines. To those who went there, the Que Club was somewhere they could call their own, where they could listen and dance to music, meet new friends and express themselves.”
Watch the trailer for In The Que below.
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This club is the number 1 reason I play and produce techno. It had one of the best atmospheres I have ever experienced in a venue. Now they have made a documentary about it out in May. Ladies and gentlemen this is the Que Club in Birmingham. Not far from what the techno scene is experiencing in Europe right now (well before and hopefully after Quarantine) Great to see @billychauhan and Mistress Mo talking about their experiences. What’s the venue/party that gives you goosebumps when you think of it?