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Winter's hottest reunion - Gold Coast institution Fever Nightclub rises again cover

Winter's hottest reunion - Gold Coast institution Fever Nightclub rises again

During its prime from the late 1990s to 2003, Fever Nightclub was the Gold Coast's hottest destination for dance music. Relive the golden era of underground dance music on June 3 as the Fever crew gathers for an epic reunion event.

Get ready to relive the golden era of underground dance music as the iconic Fever Nightclub returns with an epic reunion event on June 3.

In a time before social media and smartphones, the Gold Coast was home to Fever Nightclub. During its prime from the late 1990s to 2003, Fever was the Gold Coast’s hottest destination for dance music. In a remarkable testament to its legacy, Fever still has a dedicated following 20 years later. Next month, on June 3, Fever reunites at another iconic Gold Coast venue, elsewhere, to revive the spirit and relive the Fever experience.

Fever Nightclub left an indelible mark on the Gold Coast’s nightlife scene, thanks at least in part to its iconic resident DJ, Craig Roberts. Roberts DJ’ed under the moniker DJ Tran-C from 1997 to 2003. In addition, guests from Brisbane’s thriving club scene at the time, such as Jen_e and DJ Barking Boy joined a line-up of renowned international artists, including British hard-style act Public Domain, Wayne G, Stuart Who, Brainbug, and Ultra Sonic.

Winter's hottest reunion - Gold Coast institution Fever Nightclub rises again
DJ’s Jen_e and Tran-C mix on vinyl in Brisbane in 2019. Image supplied by Nick Olas

Nicholas Corraele, a seasoned club owner from Melbourne, owned it. For the first four years, it was just me and DJ Ainsley, who would warm up for me on occasion. The vibes were unreal; it was pretty rockin’”, reminisces Craig Roberts (Tran-C).

Interviews with Fever Nightclub staff and punters, 1998

A symbol of the city’s vibrance and energy, the club’s contribution extended beyond its own walls as it influenced the landscape of Surfers Paradise. Despite its popularity, Fever Nightclub eventually closed its doors in 2003 due to financial difficulties, marking the end of an era for the Surfers Paradise dance music scene. A 1,000-member Facebook group has kept the memories alive, and on June 3, the Fever crew will assemble for the 2023 reunion.

Ready to deliver the best old-school classics from the golden era of underground dance music, the Fever 2023 Reunion promises to reignite the passion and bring back memories of Fever’s heyday. For the uninitiated, this is a rare opportunity to step back in time and experience the vibrant energy of the late 1990s and early 2000s rave scene.

Winter's hottest reunion - Gold Coast institution Fever Nightclub rises again
The Fever Reunion is set to deliver the unforgettable sounds of the past. Image supplied by Nick Olas

The event sports a stellar line-up, including Mark Dynamix (Ministry of Sound), Magoo, and the one and only Bexta, alongside original Fever crew legends Jen_e, Scott Walker, Barking Boy, Day_V, and Dan Carter. These DJs will take you on a musical journey through the unforgettable sounds of the past, transporting you back to the energetic atmosphere that defined Fever Nightclub.

Cruising down the Coast to play guest spots at Fever in ‘97 and ‘98 was always a buzz. The place was always heaving. Sweat, lasers, smiles, unity, dance podiums, and hands in the air – that Fever crowd always came to party” said Troy Linthorne (aka DJ Barking Boy).

Winter's hottest reunion - Gold Coast institution Fever Nightclub rises again
DJ’s Barking Boy and Scott Walker are on the line-up for the Fever Reunion. Image supplied by Nick Olas

The reunion party not only aims to bring together the Fever faithful but also seeks to revive the spirit of an era when dance music held a special place in the hearts of clubgoers. It’s a chance to reunite the crew, make some shapes on the dance floor, and celebrate the music that defined a generation. The Fever Nightclub reunion promises to be an afternoon and evening filled with underground classics, where nostalgia meets the pulsating beats of the dance floor.

The event is being held in partnership with elsewhere, and has a strictly limited capacity. Click here for for tickets and more information.

Ky Mi
Ky Mi

Ky Mi is a Radio show host and music blogger at Electronic Music Australia as well as an independent record label owner with a passion for all things music, but particularly electronic music.

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Winter's hottest reunion - Gold Coast institution Fever Nightclub rises again cover

Winter's hottest reunion - Gold Coast institution Fever Nightclub rises again

During its prime from the late 1990s to 2003, Fever Nightclub was the Gold Coast's hottest destination for dance music. Relive the golden era of underground dance music on June 3 as the Fever crew gathers for an epic reunion event.

Get ready to relive the golden era of underground dance music as the iconic Fever Nightclub returns with an epic reunion event on June 3.

In a time before social media and smartphones, the Gold Coast was home to Fever Nightclub. During its prime from the late 1990s to 2003, Fever was the Gold Coast’s hottest destination for dance music. In a remarkable testament to its legacy, Fever still has a dedicated following 20 years later. Next month, on June 3, Fever reunites at another iconic Gold Coast venue, elsewhere, to revive the spirit and relive the Fever experience.

Fever Nightclub left an indelible mark on the Gold Coast’s nightlife scene, thanks at least in part to its iconic resident DJ, Craig Roberts. Roberts DJ’ed under the moniker DJ Tran-C from 1997 to 2003. In addition, guests from Brisbane’s thriving club scene at the time, such as Jen_e and DJ Barking Boy joined a line-up of renowned international artists, including British hard-style act Public Domain, Wayne G, Stuart Who, Brainbug, and Ultra Sonic.

Winter's hottest reunion - Gold Coast institution Fever Nightclub rises again
DJ’s Jen_e and Tran-C mix on vinyl in Brisbane in 2019. Image supplied by Nick Olas

Nicholas Corraele, a seasoned club owner from Melbourne, owned it. For the first four years, it was just me and DJ Ainsley, who would warm up for me on occasion. The vibes were unreal; it was pretty rockin’”, reminisces Craig Roberts (Tran-C).

Interviews with Fever Nightclub staff and punters, 1998

A symbol of the city’s vibrance and energy, the club’s contribution extended beyond its own walls as it influenced the landscape of Surfers Paradise. Despite its popularity, Fever Nightclub eventually closed its doors in 2003 due to financial difficulties, marking the end of an era for the Surfers Paradise dance music scene. A 1,000-member Facebook group has kept the memories alive, and on June 3, the Fever crew will assemble for the 2023 reunion.

Ready to deliver the best old-school classics from the golden era of underground dance music, the Fever 2023 Reunion promises to reignite the passion and bring back memories of Fever’s heyday. For the uninitiated, this is a rare opportunity to step back in time and experience the vibrant energy of the late 1990s and early 2000s rave scene.

Winter's hottest reunion - Gold Coast institution Fever Nightclub rises again
The Fever Reunion is set to deliver the unforgettable sounds of the past. Image supplied by Nick Olas

The event sports a stellar line-up, including Mark Dynamix (Ministry of Sound), Magoo, and the one and only Bexta, alongside original Fever crew legends Jen_e, Scott Walker, Barking Boy, Day_V, and Dan Carter. These DJs will take you on a musical journey through the unforgettable sounds of the past, transporting you back to the energetic atmosphere that defined Fever Nightclub.

Cruising down the Coast to play guest spots at Fever in ‘97 and ‘98 was always a buzz. The place was always heaving. Sweat, lasers, smiles, unity, dance podiums, and hands in the air – that Fever crowd always came to party” said Troy Linthorne (aka DJ Barking Boy).

Winter's hottest reunion - Gold Coast institution Fever Nightclub rises again
DJ’s Barking Boy and Scott Walker are on the line-up for the Fever Reunion. Image supplied by Nick Olas

The reunion party not only aims to bring together the Fever faithful but also seeks to revive the spirit of an era when dance music held a special place in the hearts of clubgoers. It’s a chance to reunite the crew, make some shapes on the dance floor, and celebrate the music that defined a generation. The Fever Nightclub reunion promises to be an afternoon and evening filled with underground classics, where nostalgia meets the pulsating beats of the dance floor.

The event is being held in partnership with elsewhere, and has a strictly limited capacity. Click here for for tickets and more information.

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Ky Mi

Ky Mi

Ky Mi is a Radio show host and music blogger at Electronic Music Australia as well as an independent record label owner with a passion for all things music, but particularly electronic music.