Rolling Disco

9th June 2008

Ah, the 1970’s, the decade of E.L.O., unemployment, flares and awful hair. Still it’s not all bad, great things were possible despite all the Nylon, Spandex and John Travolta. Starsky & Hutch, Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith were all there as well, although given their lifestyle you probably know more about it than they do. As ever retro is cool, whether it’s furniture, clothes or cars you don’t have to look far these days to see something that was at least partly inspired by the 70’s.

The folks over at Nokia reckon they’ve created the perfect hybrid of Seventies and Noughties, the Roller Disco that in this case is more Roller than Disco. On the 11th, 12th and 13th July South Bank will be transformed with a specially created roller-rink (complete with glitter-ball) for the ‘Skate Almighty’ event.

Tickets are free, and all you have to do is log on to and get a ticket texted to your phone for an hours skate (be warned, the website isn’t live at the moment).

Music lovers will be pleased to learn that no Aretha Franklin, Chic or Bee Gees will be around, instead music will be provided by, among others, Hot Chip, Norman Jay and Zero 7 who will perform live.

The ‘Skate Almighty’ event will move on to Birmingham for the 18th July and Manchester for the 25th with 3 days at each location.

If you need to get your dance moves sorted out prior to the event then one helpful soul has published the 1979 Disco Handbook online.

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