- UK and BC: Bonnier Zaffre
- Published: 22nd June 2023
- Agent: James Wills
Rave New World
As a humble barman at the M25 Orbital raves, Kirk Field witnessed the moment acid house exploded. Inspired by media lies to start writing the truth about what he saw unfolding, Kirk became a ‘raving’ reporter for the clubbers’ bible Mixmag, covering the historic parties from the inside and sending sweat-soaked dispatches from distant dancefloors as the scene expanded across Europe and beyond.
With a cast of characters including Diego Maradona, Timothy Leary, the KLF, Michael Eavis, Genesis P-Orridge, Brigitte Nielsen, Boris Yeltsin, Boy George, Saddam Hussein’s wife, the president of Tunisia, the CIA, the KGB, Dave Courtney, Norman Lamont’s dominatrix and even Her Majesty the Queen, Kirk’s whirlwind account of the golden age of clubbing tells the story of what really happened in the ‘naughty ’90s’, exposing the seedy underbelly of rave culture while also capturing the nostalgic spirit of the era.
Told through a mixture of vivid first-person narrative, surreal insider anecdotes and incisive social commentary, this honest, hilarious and uncensored postcard of hedonism will appeal to anyone who’s ever put their hands in the air like they just don’t care.