Frontier Club splashes out on superstar DJ

Frontier Club splashes out on superstar DJ

SUPERSTAR DJ Judge Jules is to star at an under-threat Batley nightclub tomorrow night (Sat).

In a coup that harks back to a bygone era, the former Radio One dance guru is to perform at the Frontier.

His set at the Bradford Road venue, called Judgement Day, starts at 11pm and last entry is 3am.

The Frontier in its previous guise as the Batley Variety Club attracted stars like Tom Jones in the 1960s and 70s.

Judge Jules jets into Batley from Greece, where he was performing this week on top of events in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Earlier this year it was revealed the owners were considering knocking the club down.

A campaign was started to save the venue, including a push to get the building listed by English Heritage.

Since then rumours about interested buyers have flown about, the latest of which involved an unnamed Leeds-based developer.

This firm was said to have a DIY chain lined up, but that claim was scotched by club bosses this week.

Manager Nick Westwell said: "There's been nothing further since the story was first reported in January.

"We're still developing the business and until we're told different that's what we'll keep doing.

"Judge Jules doesn't come cheap. He's one of the world's top 20 DJs and getting him here is a sign of our continuing commitment to the club."

• For the uninitiated, Judge Jules is a lawyer, club DJ and broadcaster best known for his dance music shows on Radio 1 from 1997 to 2012.

He now has his own clothing range and DJs across the world, including regular  dates in Ibiza.

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