Station 1 back for one night only

September 22, 2017

Excited about reviving the retro Station 1 are (from left) Jason Kelly, Peter Cardamone and Nathan Zurcas.

Retro-revival club night tickets were in such high demand sales raised more than $20000 for charity in just more than an hour.

Shepparton’s favourite club of yesteryear, Station 1, is coming back for one night to raise money for Goulburn Valley Health.

Peter Cardamone from Triple M’s The Curtain Raisers wanted to bring back the club when thinking about the fun times he had.

The club, which peaked in popularity in the 1990s, packed in hundreds each weekend with its laid-back atmosphere and popular DJs.

‘‘It was the place to go and catch up with everyone,’’ Mr Cardamone said.

He decided to bring the club back for one night only, with all funds raised to go towards GV Health’s children’s ward.

But he had no idea just how many people longed for the days of Station 1 until all 550 tickets sold in an hour and 10 minutes.

‘‘I thought that we might sell out within a week, not an hour,’’ he said.

Part of the Sherbourne will be transformed back into Station 1 for a night of music and fun with all the old regulars.

DJ Brett Jeffrey will be back behind the decks to spin tunes from back in the day as well as new music.

‘‘It was really a place to go a catch up with everybody because it was the non social media age,’’ Mr Cardamone said.

‘‘We would have people come up from Melbourne, from Bendigo from Wangaratta because of the music and the atmosphere.’’

He promised the night would bring back the music and atmosphere of yesteryear and that there would be plenty of door prizes and surprises during the evening.

The revival night will leave a lasting legacy for Shepparton, with Mr Cardamone confirming the funds raised would buy two cardo respiratory monitors and one set of phototherapy lights for a neo-natal cot.

Station 1 is on Saturday at the Sherbourne from 9pm to 2am. You must be a valid ticket holder to enter.

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