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Helter Skelter is very highly acclaimed and specialises in the organisation of world class dance music events and club nights, predominantly in the United Kingdom. The organisation was founded in September 1989 - in the midst of the Acid House party era - when a young David Pratley set out with a group of close friends, including his girlfriend Penny, to host an enormous outdoor dance party. David, Penny, and friends collaborated to organise the party after being inspired by the early Spectrum and Land of Oz nights which took place at the club named Heaven, and outdoor Sunrise events.

Having no prior experience of event promotion and organisation, the team of organisers had a mammoth task on their hands. They soon found that their fairground background was of huge assistance to their plans.

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    Helter Skelter is very highly acclaimed and specialises in the organisation of world class dance music events and club nights, predominantly in the United Kingdom. The organisation was founded in September 1989 - in the midst of the Acid House party era - when a young David Pratley set out with a group of close friends, including his girlfriend Penny, to host an enormous outdoor dance party. David, Penny, and friends collaborated to organise the party after being inspired by the early Spectrum and Land of Oz nights which took place at the club named Heaven, and outdoor Sunrise events.

    Having no prior experience of event promotion and organisation, the team of organisers had a mammoth task on their hands. They soon found that their fairground background was of huge assistance to their plans. Their connections that had been established over the years by travelling the nation with the fairgrounds provided them with a network which enabled them to promote the event on an underground level. Being able to get the word and flyers out on the underground was essential, because at that time it was illegal to host an Acid House party - especially a large scale outdoor event.

    Unfortunately, the authorities soon heard about the planned dance party. An interview with Thames police was broadcast on Central Television news warning land owners and farmers that a group of young men were on the search for land to host an illegal party. After some investigation the police found out the identity's of the organisers, and tried to ban one of them from their home county for a period running up to, and over, the advertised date of the event. Despite the efforts of the establishment, the event went ahead on land belonging to a farm in Oxfordshire (much of which was down to the aggressive negotiations between the QC Helter Skelter hired, and the authorities). However, this didn't deter the police from setting up road blocks and putting up road signs that read, 'Helter Skelter', pointing away from the party site, on the night, in order to stop, and confuse, the convoys of cars making their way there.

    Those many revellers who did beat the police tactics, and get to the event, enjoyed a night of entertainment in the company of a huge selection of major US and UK House music djs and artists including; Frankie Bones, Lolletta Holloway (who performed the original 'Right On Time' lyrics), Nicky Hot Mix Five Oliver, Eddie Richards, KLF, Jomanda, 2 In A Room, Karia, Mark Moore, Ce Ce Rogers, Lil Louis, Jazzy M, Ralph Rosario, and Jolly Roger, to mention but a few.

    Many people ask where the name 'Helter Skelter' originated from. The inspiration came from the fact that all the organisers of the first party had in common the word Helter Skelter for one reason or another. In the years that followed the first legendary Helter Skelter event, David Pratley started promoting and organising Helter Skelter nights at the club Milwaukees (also the original home of Dreamscape). He then leased his own venue - an old cinema in Telford which he and some friends renovated and transformed into a club. Helter Skelter nights were run there, and guest promoters including Fantazia, Obsession, Quest, Pandemonium, Amnesia House and Dance Trance hosted events there also. In 1993 David took Helter Skelter to a new venue. At Telford, David had become more of a club manager and owner than promoter, which was not the route he wanted to take, so he decided to close Telford,

    After taking a break for a few months he began hosting events at the 3000 capacity Sanctuary Music Arena near Milton Keynes. The regular events at the Sanctuary rapidly became a massive success. The Helter Skelter name gained national credibility, and thousands of party goers began travelling from all regions of the country to experience the unique electric Helter Skelter atmosphere. The combination of a warehouse environment, high class production, major artists, and the right mix of like minded people,

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    u need more love helterskelter from the hanger13 crew well done xxx

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    2/26/08
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    2/25/08
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    2/24/08
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    2/24/08
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    2/24/08
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    2/15/08
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    sweet 4 add

    2/8/08
  • Darren Morgan
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    The 1st skelter i went to was kepp the fire burning, and it was a top night. After that i never missed a skelter even NYE 2000, the tickets were £100, but i had a wicked night.

    1/22/08
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    Jasminex

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    1/16/08