Put your hands in the air: in an unprecedented move, Channel 4 is to host an ad-free, live six-hour House party to mark the birth of rave. The show will feature sets from international DJs, including Grandmaster Flash and Annie Mac, in an attempt to “turn the TV into the ultimate DJ booth”. As well as no adverts, House Party, will have no commentary and no interruptions. Just like a real club, reveller will be able to make requests for tunes – although this will be done through social media rather than shouting across a DJ booth.
The event, which will air from midnight on the evening of 24 August and run through to 6am, marks the 20th anniversary of 1992’s infamous free rave at Castlemorton near Malvern in Worcestershire, which was attended by 40,000 people.