Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
“The rebound has been amazing and so good to see people re-connecting, humans are social animals and we need interaction,” says Aaron Mellor, of Tokyo Industries, the company behind Newcastle’s Digital, a regular entry in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs poll. While admitting the cost-of-living crisis is becoming a concern, it’s clear the venue’s restart post-lockdown has reaffirmed how essential it has always been to the region’s club scene.
Seventeen years young, the address remains powered by the Funktion-One shipped from Miami at launch — a prototype back then — while lighting and video have evolved. A new terrace opens in 2023, reflecting the crew’s confidence, regardless of circumstances. Bookings during the past year — including former resident Patrick Topping, who dropped the first track on reopening night, alongside heavyweights like Carl Cox, Denis Sulta, Nina Kraviz and My Nu Leng — emphasise a commitment to drafting serious names for Newcastle’s hedonists.