Newcastle DJ’s raves on Metro and Arriva bus go viral

A Geordie lad has gone viral online after he hosted impromptu raves on the top deck of a bus and then on a Metro train.

Commuters were left shocked when North Shields-born DJ Schak, who recently appeared on BBC Radio 1, held the unusual raves on the Metro and an Arriva bus.

In one of the videos partyers could be seen taking over the top deck of the 308-bus service in Newcastle, fully prepared with decks and a sound system.

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And in another the DJ took over the back carriage of a Metro train, joined by ravers wearing fake Metro hi-vis jackets. Posting the video he claimed the metro train was “literally wobbling side to side”.

The stunts are the latest by the artist, after he descended on North Shields B&Q earlier last month to host a ‘sesh’ in a showroom kitchen.

The videos have racked up over 100,000 views on Facebook alone.

Now Metro and Arriva have both said they were unaware of the raves until videos were posted online.

The Northern Echo: Arriva says it did not know about the rave on top of the 308 service.Arriva says it did not know about the rave on top of the 308 service. (Image: SCHAK/GB)

In a statement a spokesperson for Nexus, which runs the Metro, said: “This was clearly a prank that was carried out as a flash mob style performance without obtaining any prior permission.

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“The stunt seemed to take place extremely quickly on board a train heading into Newcastle, but the nature of the performance could well have caused alarm or distress to other customers.

“Metro is firmly part of the communities that it serves, and we are always keen to work with people who want to bring more performing arts events to our network.

“However, it is vital that this is done in conjunction with Nexus so that it can be managed safely and appropriately, which should have been the case in this instance.”

An Arriva spokesperson added: “We were not aware the activity taking place onboard our service and is currently being investigated.”

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