Hi everyone and sorry not been any updates on here for a while (been having probs accessing the site on the server but that’s all fixed now).

Just to confirm that Dark-Cide-Returns to the fabulous upstairs Clubroom of 53 Degrees on Sat 14th Feb for £4 entry (10pm-3am), and with a new Discount offer of just £3 for those who arrive before 12 Midnight. All you have to do to get on the Discount List is go to our facebook page, and click attending and add you name to the wall.


The discount list though closes at 5pm Sat 14th Feb (just as we need to prep the list, then head off to the club to set up)

Also included for everyone paying in is a FREE raffle ticket to win a bottle of booze (this month its a bottle of Messershmit Schnapps)  – and we’ll be drawing the winner at 1am.

Hope to see you then, and the website will be getting a major revamp in the coming weeks now I’ve got full access again to the site.

DJ Jane Dalton


Dark-Cide New Years Eve Party Weds 31st Dec

Dark-Cide New Years Eve Weds 31st December 2014

Facebook event link:

Dark-Cide NYE £8.00 on the door
(we’ve sold a lot of online tickets but still plenty of capacity for one the door sales)
(18+ only – please bring valid ID!)

Online tickets have now closed – if you’ve ordered any please check your email inbox for confirmation. If you’ve not found it, please either print off your Paypal confirmation or have that email on your phone.

Breaking News:

Thankfully we’ve had a bit of a reprieve at 53 Degrees and we’ll actaully be carrying on in their upsatirs Clubroom for Sat 14th Feb onwards. As some of you may have heard back in June, 53 was all set to fully close after NYE, but thankfully since then the SU are letting us carry on putting on our Clubnights in 2015, and very recently we also read HD Concerts (who put on Gary Numan and New Model Army at the venue) will also be carrying on.

Sadly the very large downstairs room of 53 will still be closing and a lot of the fabulous events and tech team are moving on (and will be *very* sadly missed – can’t thank them enough for all they’ve done for us these past 5 years at the venue!), but we’re aiming to keep carrying on promoting underground and Alt and underground music here in Preston at what we feel is still one of the very best venues in the country (and we’ve been to many over the years big and small) .

So, NYE now thanfully will be somewhat of a celebration and a new chapter for us (rather than the sad farewell we were looking at just a few months back!), and hope you can join us for that, and then see you in Feb for when Dark-Cide goes monthly (new on that to follow very soon!).


COMBICHRIST & WILLIAM CONTROL play LIVE at 53 Degrees Weds 10th Dec

We’re now at the halfway point for capacity but you can still get tickets from the venue – 53 Degrees

Dark-Cide is VERY proud to announce, playing as part of their UK tour on Weds 10th December,  Combichrist! Supporting them will be another of our all-time fave acts, and indeed who played an amazing show for us back in May 2013 at our first ever Dark-Cide-Fest – William Control!!

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK << Please share and invite – let’s make our last ever gig here a stunner!

Combichrist and William Control live at 53 Degrees, Dark-Cide 14th December 2014

Tickets are STRICTLY limited to 370 as this will be upstairs in the Clubroom of 53 Degrees. As the venue is winding down operations then (they are sadly set to close at the end of this year), this show, unlike our VNV Nation show back in 2013, WILL NOT BE MOVING DOWNSTAIRS EVEN IF WE SELL OUT THE UPSTAIRS CLUBROOM – so please be sure to get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets will go onsale at various outlets soon, but we have 130 earlybirds that you can buy advance tickets from this website only without booking fee NOW and with FREE postage on the paypal link below. This offer is only open for 7 days (4th July), and all tickets will go onsale at full price plus booking fees after this date or sooner if earlybirds sell out.

UPDATE: HUGE thanks to the tremendous early take up of the earlybirds and we’ve now sold All OF OUR TICKET ALLOCATION!!! Plus we’re now at the halfway point for tickets which in September and this gig is in December is amazing. You can still grab tickets but they’re only available now from 53 Degrees’ outlets.


[Please note, this is an over 16+ event and please bring valid ID]

Here are two of the latest videos by Combichrist and William Control (please note both are DEF NOT WORKSAFE!)


This will be an incredible gig and sure to be a great ‘bonus event’ for us to finish our wonderful run at 53 Degrees (our last being a few weeks after on 31st Dec New Years Eve, which will be the closing down event – please scroll down to see more info below)

For those who’ve never been to 53 Degrees before, this is an awesome venue with a killer soundsystem, lights and facilities. Here’s a ‘rather drunken’ collection of video clips fromwhen we flew in Germany’s SAM to play one of our previous events to give you an idea of things.

Both acts are incredible seasoned performers – COMBICHRIST plus WILLIAM CONTROL will be an incredible show and a great one for Dark-Cide to end our run of gigs at 53 Degrees which we’re incredibly sad about – we’ve had Nachtmahr Uberbyte and Kommand+Kontrol ’09, The Birthday Massacre in ’10, Phosgore in ’11, SAM and Sigue Sigue Sputnik in ’12, Gothminister William Control Marionettes The Cureheads Pretty Addicted Squid Mechanical Cabaret Sinnergod Phosgore (again!) and VNV Nation in ’13, Zombina & the Skeletones Jensen Vince Ripper & The Rodent show this year, and now Combichrist and William Control (and one more live act to be confirmed), PLUS the venue has Gary Numan this July 1st (and they had New Model Army last year)!!!

As they say, ‘all good things must come to an end’ and looking at that list, that’s a fantastic list of good things. HUGE thanks to everyone who’s come along over the years and supported those shows and Dark-Cide and the venue, and hope you can manage to come along to this show, and our ‘Final Three at 53′ clubnights (details below).


Some photos from our past events

Our website’s sadly not got many photo’s from our past events. We’re going to update this soon and create full galleries, but in the meantime here’s a few we grabbed from our facebook (please check there for many more and friend us, and if you’ve any photos please tag us in them).

DJ Jane (having a bad hair night!)



Gothminister @ Dark-Cide-Fest 2013gothminister_dark-cide-fest13


Vince Ripper & The Rodent Show (at our 13th Birthday March 2014)VNV vince_ripper-13thbirthday


VNV Nation (Nov 2013)



William Control (Dark-Cide-Fest 2013)william_control_dark-cide-fest13



Resident DJs of Dark-Cide for our 13 Years – Kristen and Jane



Remaining dates announced for 2014 – plus GARY NUMAN is playing 53 Degrees !!

So…. here’s the Dark-Cide/53 Degrees lineup of things for the rest of the year

1st July – Gary Numan (he’s returning to 53 Degress!!)

20th Sep – Dark-Cide returns (+ were doing a vinyl and video special!)
31st October – Dark-Cide goes to Whitby! Guests of the mighty Bunker 13
8th Nov – Dark-Cide @ 53 Degrees
31st Dec – Dark-Cide NYE!!!

Plus – we’re aiming to sort a Dark-Cide-Fest for early Feb 2015 (look out for details on this in a few weeks).

Exciting times ahead !