The Prince of Wales, one of Melbourne’s most iconic music venues, has announce Juke, a new weekly club night starting from the 23rd of August. With a promise to consistently deliver the best dance music and appeal to a diverse mix of revelers, Juke are here to challenge Melbourne’s musical status quo and provide a weekly destination for house enthusiasts and techno lovers alike.
Juke is the brainchild of three of Melbourne’s most well known promoters: David Sticca who has a past relationship with Prince of Wales through the highly successful, but now defunct, Super Disco nights; Harry Rowsthorn who is known for his work with Seven nightclub and is also a partner in the newly refurbished Savoy Tavern, and Kyle Hand, who is one half of Loud Entertainment, the brand involved with respected Melbourne club institutions such as Lockdown Jail Rave, Tomorrow Never Comes, and also the weekly Fake Tits night (currently running in its third year).
“Melbourne has some great events but no real weekly outlet for the sort of underground house and techno that we like, so we decided to do something about it,” Kyle Hand offers on how the idea started. “We really are just looking forward to bringing back high-calibre house and techno to Melbourne on a weekly basis. To do this at such an iconic venue such as Prince of Wales is even more exciting as it is synonymous with quality music and shows and a real Melbourne institution.”
Pressed on what acts we can expect to see Hand is keeping his cards close to his chest: “At this stage we can’t say who we have secured but stay tuned… what I can say though is that we will feature at least one international a month, so get ready to enjoy acts hailing from labels such as Hot Creations, Crosstown Rebels, Cocoon, Diynamic, Defected, 8 Bit and Cecille. We really can’t wait to share the line up with everyone!” And lets not forget a weekly rotating roster of the most revered local DJs the Melbourne house and techno scene has to offer at the 75 year old Prince Bandroom.
Juke will serve those in pursuit of good music, good people and good vibes on a weekly basis every Saturday night.