Chesterfield prepares for revival of retro nightclub Aquarius

A revival of one of Chesterfield’s most famous nightclubs is coming.

Sheffield Road’s Aquarius dominated the town’s nightscene from the day it opened in 1972 – and a special reunion will take place in August.

The Drifters, Bob Monkhouse and Bernard Manning were just a few of the acts to grace the stage of the venue which pulled in punters from right around the region week after week.

The ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1970s Chesterfield’ book – which was published in 2014 – contained scores of rare Aquarius photos and interviews with staff and punters.

Author Neil Anderson said: “The Aquarius was a true one off.

“It dominated Chesterfield’s nightscene for decades and brought some of the country’s biggest stars to the town to perform.

“Requests for the book still come thick and fast nearly two years after it first came out – and the main topic of conversation is always the Aquarius.”

The Aquarius reunion event takes place at Real Time Live on Marsden Street, Chesterfield, on Saturday, August 13, and offers DJs, guests and more. Tickets are £8 each.

Tickets can be purchased at www.acmretro.com, Real Time Live and Tallbird Records.

The ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1970s Chesterfield’ was produced in conjunction with the Derbyshire Times and is available from all good bookshops priced £12.95.