Nightlife Exchange: 1. Steve Turnball and Caroline Connor; 2. Emily Mackeogh and Alanna McGurk; 3. Linda Barnes and Jonathan Duane. (Pix. Paul Sharp)
The cavernous CHQ building was the venue for the 2011 Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project which saw Ireland receive the very best of Thailand’s nightlife for a one of a kind experience in which the two countries paired up to exchange the best of their local hospitality.
Guests at the event enjoyed delicious cocktails, the best of Thai food and danced to Australian club sensation the Potbelleez who rocked the dancefloor with their unique mix of dance, electro and hip hop beats. One of Australia’s most loved and recognised bands today, the Potbelleez recently performed at Electric Picnic and in Amnesia Ibiza for MTV UK.
Fourplay DJ’s Ray Shah, Killian O’Sullivan, Steven Cooper and Rory Lynam also took to the stage and put on the ultimate show for their fans while DJ Gordo, who recently supported Calvin Harris on his Irish tour, will kicked off the night in style.
The Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project 2011 included Madonna who partnered with Smirnoff and her choreographers Rich + Tone to hold a global dance competition in New York, along with other big name talent who took to the stage around the world on the night.