BLOW UP – Southend – Final tickets released.

Today we have released the final batch of tickets for the final Blow Up 30th event at Twenty OneSouthend-on-Sea,Friday 11th October.  The venue situated on the seafront opposite the world famous pier. This event is now almost sold out.

Blow Up 30th Anniversary – Friday 11th October – Southend-on-Sea.
General admission tickets (Final release) :

Southend has always played an important part of Blow Up’s story, as Blow Up founder Paul Tunkin had been a regular DJ, promoter and musician in the area from his time as an art student at Southend College. After moving to London in the early 90s it was at Paul’s club night The Periphery in Southend where he sketched out the initial concept for what was to become Blow Up. This was around the same time that he DJ’d at several key London concerts for SuedeBlur and My Life Story. He brought elements of his sets at these concerts together with the new sounds trailed at The Periphery into what became fully realised as Blow Up in London.

The original Blow Up flyer and poster appropriated The Periphery’s modish image of a target and arrow which was designed by another former Southend local who had moved to London Jake Shillingford (My Life Story). Whilst many of the original Blow Up club regulars came from the local scene around Paul’s clubs, these included members of Menswear who met and came together at Blow Up after coming up from Southend and longtime Blow Up resident DJ’s The Karminsky Experience were also from the area. 

Blow Up last hit Southend when we celebrated 25 years in Southend in 2019 at the Railway Hotel for a sold out night which featured several Blow Up Records artists live and a DJ set by Paul Tunkin. Strangely enough, this was the only time that we had held a Blow Up event in Southend to date.

So there you have it, Southend is always a special place for Blow Up and we are looking forward to returning there. Whilst with the event taking place at Twenty One on Southend seafront there is the added dimension of this location being just a few hundred yards away from where Paul’s very first club night The Monkey House originally took place, meaning everything is being brought full circle in more ways than one for this event.

We hope that you can join us for a special night of music and dancing.