Morning Gloryville

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Morning Gloryville
(Morning Glory)
Genre Electronic dance music
Location(s) London, international
Years active 2013-present
Founded by Nico Thoemmes and Samantha Moyo

Morning Gloryville originally named Morning Glory, is a sober, drug-free morning rave. Morning Gloryville was founded in 2013 by Nico Thoemmes and Samantha Moyo.[1][2] It was designed to be "fun... without the alcohol",[3] and an alternative to the morning gym.[2] One of the aims is to "reengage people with a form of exercise" without the negative health impacts of drugs and alcohol.[4] The original event occurs once a month in Shoreditch, East London.[1][5] Since then Morning Gloryville has expanded to 14 cities around the world.[3][6][7] The event is not exclusively raving, but also includes yoga and massage.[7] Because the event is drug and alcohol free it is also popular with families and children.[8]

Notable DJs including Basement Jaxx regularly play at Morning Gloryville.[9][10] Morning Gloryville also features at Bestivle in Sept 2014.[11][12] They also support up and coming DJ's and in August 2016, they had Evan Duthie perform.[13][better source needed]

Conscious Clubbing[edit]

Morning Gloryville is also cited as creating the concept of “Conscious Clubbing[2][7][14] This term can be used to mean a variety of things, clubs such as Raha use this to distinguish Non-profit-making monthly night clubs from commercial night clubs, as they can have more "ethical foundations" and they aim to "altering the concept of clubbing".[15] Clubs such as Asleep At The Wheel use this term to identify this as an alternative club, which incorporates "live music, visuals, art, talks and poetry readings".[15]

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  1. ^ a b "How a morning rave could replace a workout at gym". BBC news. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Driscoll, Brogan. "Morning Glory: Swap The Gym For A 6:30am Rave To Boost Creativity Before Work". Huffington Post. Retrieved 26 November 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ a b Rubin, Gareth. "Wake up to breakfast raves – they're a healthy way to start your working day". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Hate Exercise But Love To Dance? Try Conscious Clubbing". Mind Body Green. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  5. ^ Waterlow, Lucy. "Rave your way to work! Clubbing-inspired exercise class helps early risers feel the burn by dancing to the beat BEFORE breakfast". Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Morning Gloryville locations". Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  7. ^ a b c "Early morning raves hit NYC". Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  8. ^ "It's Sunrise In London And Time For A Rave". NPR. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Basement Jaxx Facebook Post about playing at Morning Gloryville (26th Nov)". Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  10. ^ Whittaker, Adam. "Wake up to a breakfast rave". Retrieved 26 November 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  11. ^ "Spotnight in the spotlight". Retrieved 26 November 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  12. ^ "Bestival 2014 Website photos". Retrieved 26 November 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  13. ^ Evan Duthie
  14. ^ Jones, Toni. "Conscious clubbing: could you rave sober?". Retrieved 26 November 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  15. ^ a b Diski, Chloe. "Forget drugs. City clubbers are on a new buzz now - consciousness". Retrieved 26 November 2014.