“This could turn Hare Krishna into a bad bwoy…” Human Traffic Live comes to London’s Printworks next summer
Nice one bruvva! Some 20 years on from its cinematic debut, cult classic Human Traffic is being transformed into a multi-tiered ‘immersive experience’ at London’s Printworks.
Set to run for three weeks next summer (commencing 22 May), Human Traffic Live will incorporate a 90s culture exhibition, a pop-up bar and street food showcase, a theatrical performance and a club experience, with 18 shows scheduled for the 5,000 capacity venue.
There’s also going to be a pop-up record store (“got any jungle in, guy?”) and visitors will even be able to take a selfie from within the confines of Moff’s (Danny Dyer’s) bathroom. As you do.
The closing night, on 13 June, will be curated by Paul Oakenfold, with the Perfecto Records head honcho also manning the ones and twos for his only summer date of 2020.
As Deborah Parsons, founder and chief executive of promoters A Lost Weekend puts it, “Human Traffic exhibits the realism of not only 1990s British youth culture but aims to pull that thread all the way through to 2020.
“Even since the film’s first release, it continues to spark yearning feelings for those that lived through the era as well as inspiring a modern-day band of professional party people and entertainment seekers. […] We wanted to create Human Traffic Live to provide a truly never-been-felt-before experience.”
The A Lost Weekend team have brought on board Kim Gavin, the creative director for the 2012 Olympics opening and closing ceremonies, as artistic director for the live show element, while Joe Crossley (Burning Man, Arcadia) has been named digital art director.
Elsewhere, Ron Elliston and Nick Stevenson have been named as consultants, and Universe’s Alon Shulman (check out our interview with the The Second Summer of Love: How Dance Music Took Over the World author here) is acting as special advisor.
Check out 909originals’ rundown of the top five moments from the 1999 Justin Kerrigan directed cult classic.
We’ll leave the final word to this guy… 🙂