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Photoessay: Lakota at 30

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The Bristol institution, which has hosted internationally-renowned DJs, celebrated its 30th birthday in June with a night headlined by Bristol's own drum and bass legend Roni Size.

Photo: Mark Simmons.

The sprawling Stokes Croft club opened on 7 June 1992 during the heady days of the rave scene. Lakota went on to survive plans to develop the venue into flats in 2020, with the team stating they are “invested and as passionate as ever about securing the legacy of the club for the next decade and beyond”.

The venue saw through the pandemic by hosting sit-down events dubbed Lakota Gardens, before reopening to sold-out nights last July. These archive photos were digitised in June by the Lakota team.

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