Monday, 9 August 2010

XENON: a silent disco

XENON explores the theme of “The Stranger” through six separate but linked events taking place throughout East Kent during 2010. An opera in six acts, XENON goes to Broadstairs Folk Week on Monday 9th August when the artist delivers a silent disco with a difference. Taking place at The Pavilion on The Sands, the silent disco will bring together two usually distant musical genres: folk and electronica. The evening’s entertainment will begin with an introductory performance from the spectacular folk musician Olivia Chaney and her band before DJ Miss Bailey takes to the decks to spin the tunes; allowing the audience to switch between folk and electronica on their headphones as they prefer.

Audience members are encouraged to arrive dressed in clothes appropriate to their musical choice; to create a unique cross-genre disco experience, which feeds into XENON’s over-arching fascination with how different societal sub-groups interact with each other.