Nottingham’s Iconic Rock City Dancefloor Will Soon Be On Sale to Fans
Hours of cleaning, soaking, sanding and sawing have seen the old Rock City floor ripped up in January transformed into keepsakes from the iconic venue.
The name of the Nottingham venue coming up to 40 years in 2020 is being painstakingly carved into each piece with around 2,000 more still to be completed.
Several artists who have played the venue have already been in touch to request a piece of rock history.
More than 15,000 people have signed up to a waiting list to be in with a chance of owning a piece of rock history. Several designs will be available and will vary in price dependent on the size, design and condition of the piece of floor.
Made of Canadian Maple, around 3,000 limited edition pieces of the floor will be available priced between £25-£35, after being cleaned, sanded and branded with the Rock City logo.
Craftsman Darren Shaw, of the Basford based Jabba’s Designs, has been enlisted by DHP Family to transform the sticky alcohol soaked floorboards into desirable keepsakes.
Rock City promotions manager Adam Wood said: “If you know anything about this legendary venue, you’ll certainly know it’s always been famed for its sticky floor, and has even been dubbed ‘Rock Sticky’. It’s exciting to see these pieces transformed into iconic keepsakes and I’m sure fans will enjoy getting their hands on them soon.”
After opening in 1980, Rock City has seen the likes of Nirvana, David Bowie, The Smiths, Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Queens Of The Stone Age, Rage Against The Machine and countless more grace its stage and fans have been keen to get their hands on this piece of history.
Rock City will be contacting everyone on the waiting list as soon as the work to transform all the usable pieces of floor is complete to offer them first refusal to purchase their own piece.