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Hit the Dance Floor
The island’s nightlife scene is finally re-awakening after the summer break with new bands, the chance for talented singers to shine, a new nightclub and international DJs visiting.

At the freshly-minted Cavallo Club, in Juffair’s Atiram Premier Hotel, resident DJ- Jono, from South Africa, will be mixing it up from house, dance and commercial to Top 40 tunes, R&B and hip hop. And since August is the opening month there are a whole host of international DJs and local favourites set to guest on the decks including DJ Swing, DJ Windy City, DJ Neil, DJ Peekaboo and DJ Craig flying in from London. A team of beautiful dancers from Scotland is also promised, and we don’t think they’re talking highland fling. The programme of events is still to be confirmed so keep an eye on the club’s Facebook page for more details.

Over at Klub 360, at the Elite Crystal Hotel, the legendary Pacha Ibiza on Tour makes a return to the island on Friday, August 7, with DJ Maxine Hardcastle. Known for blistering dance floor sets that foster the best party atmosphere, the Pacha DJs take the spirit of the ‘White Island’ around the world and Bahrain will be no different. DJ Maxine, who is also a singer and songwriter, has been known to take to the mic during her appearances and has several recordings to her name with another huge club brand, Hed Kandi. And if you think the name sounds familiar, A. you’re giving away your age and B. you would be right, her dad’s Paul Hardcastle who ‘revolutionised the sound of 80s’ pop with the song 19. Tickets are BD15 for ladies and BD20 for men. For reservations call 33 360-300.

Auditions for one of the island’s favourite singing competitions, The Vocalist, kicks off at Harvesters at the Crowne Plaza on August 15 when a panel of three judges will have the difficult task of picking a group of talented songsters to go through to the knock out stages of the contest. Last year was a nail biting battle right up to the final so, even if your only singing is done in the bath, it’s a good one to go along and watch and cheer on your favourites.