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The cast of 'The Tell Tale Heart', a Zap production at the South Bank Centre, London
The cast of 'The Tell Tale Heart', a Zap production at the South Bank Centre, London
The first pure Acid House night at the Zap Club.
The first pure Acid House night at the Zap Club.

1988

1988 was a seminal year for the Zap Club and the start of its relationship with clubbing. Thanks to Shoom, Danny Rampling; Damian, Skint; Chris Coco; Carl Cox; Paul Oakenfold and many more, the club earned a worldwide reputation for pure sounds and wild strobes.

But acid house didn't oust Ian Smith who compered on, although the Silver Tongue Club replaced his famous Tuesday Performance Platform.

Meanwhile, the Zap continued to widen its appeal with the ICA's 40th anniversary for BBC2: a ten-day dance festival on London's South Bank and the creation of the StreetBiz festival in Glasgow. This kick-started a long-term relationship with the city as it looked forward to its tenure as European Capital of Culture in 1990. It also led to the creation of Zap affiliate UZ Events in 1994.

FEATURED EVENTS

January
Zap Club January Listings
The Zap Club invades Towngate

February
Zap Club February Listings

March
Monsters from Outer Space

April
Zap Club April Listings

May
Zap Club May Listings
Zap Tent

June
Shoom Party
Let’s Dance Festival
Yorkshire Post Zap Tent

July
Zap Club July Listings
Frenzy Acid House Trips in July

August
Zap Club August Listings
Acid House Trips in August
Rose Street Carnival
Street Biz ’88

September
Zap Club September Listings
The Tell Tale Heart
Black Fire (Kalyi Jag)
Frenzy Autumn Flight Path Details

October
Zap Club October Listings
Frenzy Special Guest DJs

November
Zap Club November Listings
Frenzy November Flight Details

December
Zap Club December Listings
Joan Collins Fan Club
Frenzy Christmas House Party

ZAP Art Archive
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