Clubbers burning up Lava's dance floor
Lava and Ignite review
A double whammy of nightclubs signalled that the clock had run out for Time, Norwich's first superclub. Lava and Ignite erupted on the Riverside in Time's carcass - targeting two different types of clubber, writes our man about town Tom Hutchings.
Lava and Ignite are the results of a £1.5m revamp to replace the former superclub occupant, Time.
The new kids on the block opened in July 2005 in an effort to entice two different groups of clubbers through their doors.
Ignite, Norwich Riverside
While Ignite plays host to over 18s, Lava is aimed at the over 25s on weekends.
Ignite is essentially Time with a different name.
A few additions to their lighting rig, video screens and an enhanced 20-kilowatt sound system have proved that it's no longer lagging in entertainment technology.
In my opinion, it's now one of the clearest sounding clubs in Norwich.
A reduced capacity also means that the unbearably rammed dance floors are a thing of the past as are snaking queues for the bar.
One of the most striking differences though is the hydraulic stage opposite the DJ booth.
When needed, a stage is provided at the push of a button which will play host to dancers and performances from special guests.
Lava is the other venue within Luminar's Riverside club complex and offers a more intimate atmosphere.
Dancers on Ignite's hydraulic stage
The ceiling is low and the club is around half the size of its neighbour.
Again, state-of-the-art light and sound equipment add a flourish to proceedings on the dancefloor.
Sandwiched between the two clubs is a chic-looking VIP lounge with a table waiting service and a chillout area - but first you have to find a way in!
last updated: 05/09/07
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