When it comes to the illegal rave, every punter who has an interest in dance music has somehow ended up at one more than likely. Raves in general date back to the 80’s but truly started to blossom in the early 90’s when the music being made at that time truly reflected that era. It’s easy to say the illegal rave has been a backbone to dance music and always will be. As they say though… having fun always has a price. The government never liked the idea of these ‘raves’ as they felt they were a negative reflection on them and wanted to shut down them all with every bit of power they have.
Come 1994 the government have come forward with a law to stop them stating;
“The Criminal Justice and Public Order act 1994 states “Gathering on land in the open air (including a place partly open to the air) of 100 or more persons (whether or not trespassers) at which amplified music is played during the night (with or without intermissions) and such as, by its loudness and duration at the time at which it is played, is likely to cause serious distress to the inhabitants of the locality”. Music is described as “sounds wholly or predominantly characterized by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats.
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