Vice document illegal rave culture in Locked Off

Vice and Thump‘s latest documentary Locked Off explores a new kind of rave culture sweeping the UK as clubs close down

With clubs closing down across the country British youth are having to find increasingly creative ways to party. Of course, the UK has always had one foot in the rave but in more recent years the illegal free party scene has trickled off somewhat with tame family friendly festivals and booze-focused student events taking their place.

That won’t stop the kids though as Vice and Thump found out in their new documentary Locked Off. The film, directed by Rhys James and hosted by Clive Martin, focuses on “a 21st century version of rave, where young people break into disused spaces with the help of bolt-cutters and complicated squatting laws, to suck on balloons and go hard into the early morning.” And examines just how long this extreme hedonism can continue uninterrupted.

Check out Locked Off in the player above and read more over at Vice’s website.