CLUBBING is set to be turned on its head as city workers grab their glow sticks and start the day with an early morning rave.
Leeds will follow the likes of New York, Berlin and Barcelona by hosting its first Morning Gloryville event at Belgrave Music Hall later this month, with top DJs, dancers and even free massages to get reveller’s blood pumping before a day in the office.
It has been set up by Leeds yoga instructor Collette Davis and her business partner, artist and events organiser James Clarke, who saw the attraction of the sober style of dancing in London.
Collette, 34, of Woodhouse, told the YEP: “Morning Gloryville kept coming up on my radar on visits to London and I thought Leeds is the type of city that would really embrace it. Leeds has always been known for top DJs, legendary club nights and knowing how to put on a cracking party. Morning Gloryville just seemed to be the perfect fit.”
The party will get started at 6.30am on February 25, where revellers will be welcomed by ‘Wake Up Angels’ offering free massages, yoga, reiki and even hugs. Fresh smoothies will be on sale, while top DJs, motivational dancers and a pumping dance floor will keep people partying until 10.30am.
Colourful rave gear is encouraged, but people are advised to “dress to sweat” to make the most of the workout.
Children are also welcome, with a dedicated Kidszone, and shower facilities will be available for those who have to dash straight to the office at the nearby Pure Gym.
“The great thing about it is the mix of people you see, everyone from office workers, accountants and solicitors to yogies and people who are perhaps a bit more spiritual and open minded,” Collette said.
“We want to build a community in Leeds, where we raise people’s spirits and put joy into their lives.”