The 1999 British-Irish independent film, Human Traffic, is coming back to life as a three-week pop-up exhibition and rave taking place in London, next year.
Written and directed by Welsh filmmaker Justin Kerrigan, Human Traffic became a cult film of the “Cool Cymru era” in Wales. The film quickly became a classic hit thanks to its unapologetic portrayal of raving and its coming of age exploration of drugs, club culture and relationships. The plot of the film revolves around five young friends and their devotion to the club scene shown over the course of one drug-fuelled weekend in Cardiff, Wales.
The film created a clear picture of a standard weekend of that time, it was a standard weekend of my time. Even since the film’s first release, it continues to spark yearning feelings for those that lived through the era as well as inspiring a modern-day band of professional party people and entertainment seekers.” – Deborah Parsons, Concept Creator
The iconic piece of rave culture will return as ‘Human Traffic Live’, presented by ‘A Lost Weekend’ as an immersive experience running from May 22 to June 13, 2020. The event will take over the 5,000-capacity ‘Printworks London’ and will have four focal points – a ’90s-themed exhibition, food and drink pop-ups, a 50-minute live show and a bunch of parties with Paul Oakenfold confirmed to close the event on June 13 – his only summer date in London for 2020.
The live performance of the film will reportedly be brought to life with breakdancers, actors, aerialists, trampolinists, wall-walkers and more. Watch the event trailer below and read more in the latest entertainment news right here.