Global music event comes to South Yorkshire

12 February 2015

More than 4,000 party goers are expected to arrive at Magna as it welcomes an event to celebrate the history of ‘house’ music.

Around 50 DJs, will play on Saturday 7 March, including Todd Terry, Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk and Julie McNight, who are flying in from America specially.

Running through the night from 8pm to 5am, ‘History: a journey through house’ will span five separate arenas at Magna.
The event, organised by The History brand, has already been to Ibiza, Qatar and Dubai.

General admission tickets are £28 and there is an option to pay £35 on the night. A range of VIP packages are available but are limited.

Donna Shaw, of Magna, said: “It’s great to bring this international event to South Yorkshire, and we hope everyone is looking forward to a great night.

“Hosting an event like this just shows what a versatile venue Magna is. We can offer space for dance events and wedding receptions right through to big business conferences.”

Magna, which is housed in the former Templeborough steel works, can cater for between 5 and 5,000 people.

As well as being a corporate venue, Magna is also an award-winning visitor attraction with more than 100 hands-on exhibits designed to explore the four elements of air, water, earth and fire, and it hosts regular school trips.

Notes to editor

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Magna is an educational charitable trust housed in the giant former Templeborough steel works. Employing 10,000 people at its peak, it opened in 1916 but was mothballed after closing in 1993 until its conversion to Magna in 2001. At one time the steelworks, which were a mile long, were said to be Europe’s largest. There were 14 open-hearth furnaces and 14 chimneys, which were replaced in the 1960s with electric arc furnaces. One of the arc furnaces is now a giant pyrotechnic display in the visitor centre called the Big Melt. The steelworks, which became known as Steelos, after the owners Steel, Peech and Tozer, produced up to 18 million tonnes of steel a year. Regular steel tours telling the story of Magna are led by former steel workers.

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