Step On! is the longest-running indie night in Dubai.
Founded in a moment of madness in 2007 by DJ, promoter and charlatan Mark Evans, or 'ME' (see what he did there?), and fellow spinner Conor P.
Conor, one of the best lo-fi/raregroove/eclectic DJs in Dubai, knew shit all about indie, and promptly left Step On after one night.
Indie lovers Rude Larry and (occasionally) Rossy complete the line up these days, playing the best new and classic indie.
Past guests have included (in no particular order) Razorlight, Bez (Happy Mondays), The Charlatans, Just Jack, Kaiser Chiefs, Matthew ‘Gavin’ Horne (Gavin & Stacy), Dan Greenpeace, Andy Rourke (The Smiths), Michael ‘Naboo’ Fielding (The Mighty Boosh), Athlete, Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly, The Futureheads, Carl Barat (Libertines), Zane Lowe and a lots more people that we loved, but can’t quite remember now.
We've warmed up for The Killers, Noel Gallagher, Happy Mondays, Kate Nash, The Kooks, The Charlatans, Kaiser Chiefs and New Order, among others.
We could have opened for Kings Of Leon too, but we couldn't be arsed, so we said no, stayed in, and had tea and toast and watched telly instead.
Step On! does, and always will do, operate a strict no mingers policy. Mingers affect the lives of many. There is still no known cure for someone that’s minging, but we can raise awareness. If you, or anyone you know has been affected by a minger in your life, then Step On is here to help.
Step On! Indie Pogo For Punks In Pumps.
Please, strictly no mingers.