Our Music & Clubs editor Neive McCarthy takes us through the best places to head to to ensure your Freshers experience is one long party.
Monday 23rd: Bobby’s Disco Club
Still a somewhat new addition to the Leeds nightlife, Bobby’s Disco Club has quickly become a staple – there is something about the pure unadulterated funk delivered by the mysterious Bobby that has you giddy to get grooving every week. Undoubtedly the perfect start to Freshers, there is nothing quite like some disco classics on a Monday night, so channel your inner diva and join Bobby in dancing the night away.
Tuesday 24th: Mixtape Project
No Tuesday is complete without a venture down to a favourite of Leeds students, Hi-Fi, for a night of non-stop hits at Mixtape Project. Beloved for a reason, Mixtape provides the perfect eclectic soundtrack for a feel-good night of singing your little heart out. With a whirlwind playlist taking you from Jorja Smith to Fleetwood Mac to Kendrick Lamar and The Jackson 5, you can’t really go wrong. Plus, when you finally tire of moving and shaking, you happen to be only seconds away from getting your hands on a Mayo Chicken and some Cheese Bites: what more could you want?
Wednesday 25th: Flux
Some would argue that Beaver Works is a rite of passage for every Leeds student – the two are practically synonymous with one another, so getting yourself lost in its abundance of rooms during Freshers for the renowned Flux would be a wise idea. With the likes of Erol Alkan, Konstantin Sibold and Desert Sound Colony delivering sets across the night, there’s enough house, techno and disco to keep you sustained until the hallowed halls of Beaver Works call your name once more.
Thursday 26th: Fuzzy Logic
Expect an overwhelming quantity of glitter and Red Stripe tinnies – Fuzzy Logic has a transformative quality that takes every ‘ex’ indie teen back to their days as a flannel shirt and Doc Marten clad 16-year-old stomping about to The Wombats and Peace. Though Leeds brings out the edgy in many students who arrive in the city, one foot through the door of Wire and that façade dissolves – a place where you don’t have to pretend your music taste is much more refined now, at Fuzzy you can accept that there is nothing you want more than to get on your Dancing Shoes and boogie to the soundtrack of both your teenage years and your uni years in one fell swoop.
Friday 27th: Fruity
The quintessential first week as a Uni of Leeds student would not be complete without your first taste of Fruity; old and reliable, it is always there for you to fall back on, with VKs galore and tunes cheesier than the chips you’ll pick up from Crispys afterwards, it truly is unbeatable. Fruity is a magical experience – rounding off your Freshers with a good old One Direction singalong conveniently in the union is the perfect idea. If you’re after nothing but good vibes, Fruity is the place to be, and will likely remain so for the rest of your time in Leeds.