Lush! 14th birthday

THE mighty Lush! Portrush will celebrate 14 years of weekly clubbing on Saturday, March 13.

Who would have thought way back in March 1996 that the then 'rave' at Kelly's Portrush would be guided under the careful hands of Alan Simpson (now BBC Radio Ulster) and resident DJ/promoter Col Hamilton to one of the best and most talked about clubs on the planet.

Lush! has won more awards than you could shake a Grammy at and was the first club in Ireland to bring the Legendary Radio 1 Essential Mix "live" broadcast to these shores way back in 1997 with Pete Tong.

Sign up to our daily NorthernIrelandWorld Today newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Fast forward a decade and Lush! is still the daddy of Irish clubbing and packing eager clubbers in week after week.

With a recent 1million pound refurbishment under its belt it has breathed a new lease of life into the clubbers' favourite.

Join Lush!'s celebration on March 13 with former world No.1 DJ Paul Van Dyk playing an exclusive four-hour classics set imagineered for the Lush! Birthday party and for the first time anywhere in the world.

Tickets are on sale now priced only 15 from all ticketmaster outlets or with no booking fee from or by telephone on 028 7082 6600.