Gorey based collective, Subversive continue to reignite the towns much needed club culture
Similar to many locations around Ireland, club culture frequently gets thrown on the back-burner, and more often than not, it’s importance can be eradicated completely due to the stigma surrounding electronic music or even dated licensing laws. Gorey town in Wexford follows this unfortunate trend with a lack of club culture and no place for punters to witness memorable nights. Cue the creation of Subversive. Created by local Dylan Moore, Subversive aimed to bring that much needed outlet to the people of Gorey. Hosting such acts as Mark Blair, George Feely, Sarah Mooney, Alt8 and Luciid, Subversive have delivered a much needed scene to Gorey, but it hasn’t come without some problems.
“Licensing has definitely been our biggest challenge to date, as we operated out of a function room we could only play until 12.30/1am which left us very limited”, Dylan explains.
Problems like this arose quite soon after their launch with local authorities forcing the cancellation of an event due to a stigma of drug taking attached to it, making it near impossible for them to achieve their goal.
Despite the challenges the Subversive collective have secured a new 450 capacity venue in their hometown, further showing how persistence and passion can win against Ireland’s archaic mindsets and laws. Subversive plays their own part in a country-wide problem that is slowly becoming a smaller feat as time goes on.
Shampain arrives to Gorey this February as he joins the Subversive crew for their second show in their new home. Keep your eyes on these guys.