Get Totally Wired this Friday

Kent’s longest running alternative night re-opens its doors this Friday at Margate’s most loved landmark.

Totally Wired will hold its first night of the year at Dreamland Margate, home of the UK’s oldest roller coaster.

The club night, which has been running for over 13 years, has seen rapid growth since its birth in 2006, from starting in a one-room bar to holding events in 1000 capacity venues.

Dean Fragile, who founded Totally Wired, explains how the night came to find its home in Margate.

“I had just come home from djing for Ibiza Rocks when I decided I wanted to start my own alternative club night in Thanet. I told a family friend I was looking for a venue and he came with me to look at The Bit on the Side (now The Quarterdeck). Two months later Totally Wired was born.

We really just wanted a club that was a little different, played good music and offered cheap drinks; and that’s exactly what we did.”

Dean, alongside resident DJ Scott ‘Orlandimus’ Sibley, have held over 460 Totally Wired nights in Margate alone, with a vast range of themed events and guest DJs such as Nicky Graham and Academy Award winner Anthony Rossomando.

Dean Fragile and Nicky Graham

“We’ve held so many amazing nights, I couldn’t possibly think of what one is best. Our Mighty Boosh party was great, that could possibly be my favourite.”

The dynamic duo also put their mark on the map by djing at Download Festival last year, something that Scott Sibley describes as one of their biggest achievements yet.

“It’s something we’ve never taken for granted. There’s no bigger stage in what we do within this niche market. It was one of our biggest learning curves in the sense that it allowed us to look at what we were doing with Totally Wired and where we could take it.”

Friday’s event, which will be held at Hall by the Sea and is the largest of Dreamlands three venues, will take influence from Totally Wired’s Download venture by bringing Thanet a night filled with indie, rock and metal.

“This was supposed to be our Brexit party, but our country can’t even get that right,” explains Fragile. “Expect high energy, lots of dancing and a good old Margate knees up.”

Dean, who has worked closely with The Libertines, believes that their relocation to Margate has sparked a trend within the music industry in Thanet.

“As for the future of Totally Wired, we absolutely love Dreamland. Our good friends The Libertines seem to have started a new wave of bands moving down from London, so who knows what the future fully holds for us. All I know is whatever happens, Wired’s true home will always be Margate.”

You can also catch Scott and Dean at Tap ‘N’ Tin every Monday and Friday.


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