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Features

Could Magic Mushrooms Bring About a Rural Raving Revival?

It's easy to forget that the rural raves of old were powered by a distinctly fungal fuel.
Kamila Rymajdo
8.25.16
Music

Have 20 Years of Leeds' Unity Day Free Party Actually Brought Anyone Together?

After some unrest – and the burning down of a pub – in Leeds' Hyde Park 20 years ago, the community decided to start an annual event to prove that people there weren't so bad.
Simon Doherty
7.22.16
Interview

An Interview With My Uncle Gaz About Pills, Thrills and the Old Bill

"I remember parties of ours where the police put their blue lights on for us to add to the lighting effects."
Lewis Moulds
7.14.16
Music

We Asked 90s Ravers What They Think of Today's Illegal Party Scene

Do they think this is a bold new illegal rave movement our just the next generation copying them?
Angus Harrison
5.27.16
Britain at Night

LOCKED OFF: Can Partying in a Field Ever Count as Political Resistance?

Is there anything more we can learn from Britain's illegal rave scene, or is it just another generation of kids taking drugs and dancing?
Sam Wolfson
5.23.16
deep dive

We Spoke to the Ravers Who Battled Police in a Field in Lincolnshire Last Weekend

There is a real anger in the UKTek community after unreported aggressive action from the law.
Angus Harrison
6.3.15
Stuff

The Beginning of the End for Britain's Illegal Raves: Remembering the 'Battle of the Beanfield'

Thirty years ago today, a convoy of new-age travellers – including men, women and children – on their way to a free party at Stonehenge were savagely beaten by 1,200 cops.
Frankie Mullin, Photos: Alan Lodge
6.1.15
Stuff

How UK Ravers Raged Against the Ban

The 1994 Criminal Justice Act is responsible for the club culture we know today.
Frankie Mullin, Photos: Matthew Smith
7.15.14
Music

Photographing the UK's Free Party Raving Crew

Molly Macindoe spent the late 90s with her camera at raves.
Photos: Molly Macindoe, Words: Bruno Bayley
7.14.14
Music

A Petition to Legalise Free Parties in the UK Has Almost Hit Its Target

I spoke to the teen who's trying to overturn the anti-rave act.
Jamie Clifton
4.11.14
Stuff

Swiss Lips Are Throwing a Month-Long Party and You're Invited

Oh, and it's all free and you can bring your own booze.
VICE Staff
10.25.12
Photo

Brighton Issue Launch: April 2012

What's with the 50-year-old biker gang, Brighton?
Sam Hiscox
5.3.12