Hockley Hustle are Hosting a Free Silent Disco in Victoria Centre This Saturday

Words: LeftLion
Photos: Robin Trow
Friday 30 September 2022
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A silent disco in the middle of Victoria Centre? What could this all possibly be in aid of? The return of Hockley Hustle, of course...


Hockley Hustle is back after a three year hiatus on Sunday 23 October to once again showcase the strength and variety of Nottingham’s creative scene. Of course, there’ll be plenty of live music on offer, with around 350 artists performing on the day. There’s also plenty of hands-on creative fun for young people in the offing via their Young Hustlers festival around Sneinton Market. 

To promote the festival, the Hustle Collective team will be rocking up to Victoria Centre to give Nottingham residents a taste of what’s to come this Saturday 1 October from midday - 2pm with a free silent disco - mirroring the legendary headphone-based singalong spectaculars that have become famously popular at their festivals.

Hockley Hustle sponsors, Nottingham BID (the city centre business partnership behind It’s in Nottingham), have keenly supported the silent disco pop-up as part of their series of fun pop-up events that have been dotting around the city. These have seen a menagerie of colourful street performers raise awareness of the festival’s return, from stilt walkers to hula hoopers, as well as samba dancers from the Brazilian Culture Centre.

The silent disco is open to all, and will see participants don headphones to enjoy the dancefloor, with two DJs playing head-to-head at any one time so that members of the public can switch between them. There’s a total of six DJs on the bill, each bringing their own unique flavour to the occasion. Headphones will be available from the Hustle Collective team in the Victoria Centre’s South Square (next to Boots and Next).

With support from Nottingham BID and It’s in Nottingham, there’ll be free family tickets for Hockley Hustle this year, to help include those who are struggling with the cost of living. Families wishing to apply for these are encouraged to email [email protected].

Head to the Hockley Hustle website for more info on the festival


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