"Locked Off" is a forthcoming Film by Vice about Britain's new illegal rave scene. Rave culture has been one of Britain's great cultural exports in the late 80s and early 90s, but the scene cracked under pressure of rules and regulations administered under Thatcher's reign. Soon the scene was forced to go underground, only to reemerge in a new form more than 2 decades later.
This is a 21st century version of rave, where young people break into disused spaces with the help of bolt-cutters and complicated loopholes in squatting laws, to suck on balloons and go hard into the early morning. But with the police using increasingly extreme tactics to clamp down on these parties, and more than one fatality causing nationwide media panic, can the scene survive?
"Locked Off" premieres Monday, May 23rd on Vice.