Vicky McClure Day Fever disco set for Edinburgh – how to get tickets for Line of Duty star’s daytime club

Vicky McClure and Jonny Owen’s nightclub that runs during the day is coming to Edinburgh
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Vicky McClure's daytime nightclub is coming to Edinburgh for the first time – and she could be reunited on the dancefloor with Line of Duty co-star Martin Compson if he takes up her invitation.

Day Fever – the brainchild of Vicky and her husband Jonny Owen – has sold out parties across the UK since launching just before Christmas. Catering for the over-30s, it aims to give people the chance to party “and still make it home in time for dinner”.

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Trigger Point actress Vicky, 40, says: “Instead of dancing the night away, this is dancing the afternoon away”.

Line of Duty star Vicky McClure and filmmaker husband Jonny Owen are bringing their daytime club event, Day Fever, to Edinburgh.Line of Duty star Vicky McClure and filmmaker husband Jonny Owen are bringing their daytime club event, Day Fever, to Edinburgh.
Line of Duty star Vicky McClure and filmmaker husband Jonny Owen are bringing their daytime club event, Day Fever, to Edinburgh.

Filmmaker and actor Jonny, who has appeared in TV shows including Shameless and Murphy's Law, is hoping the event at Edinburgh’s O2 Academy, on Sunday May 26, will be the most successful one yet.

“The biggest Day Fever event so far has been in Nottingham – that was 1,700, in Vicky’s hometown, so she’s very proud of that. But we’re hoping Edinburgh can smash that with a 2,000 capacity.”

Speaking about how the idea for the club first came about, Jonny, 52, says: “I just thought, as I’m getting a bit older, I like going out in the day. I prefer it.

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“So I created that nightclub that we all grew up going to in our teens and 20s, cos I thought there might be a market for it, with people similar to me and wanting to do the same thing. We put one out in Sheffield before Christmas and it sold out right away.”

Since then, Day Fever events in London, Newcastle, Manchester, Nottingham and Liverpool have sold out too – and now the club is set to make its way north to Edinburgh.

The event will see the husband and wife duo playing classic party anthems chosen by DJ and Reverend and the Makers frontman Jon McClure, but Vicky admits she’s no Calvin Harris.

Laughing, she says: “I kind of stand behind the decks… I’m not pretending to DJ but I’m just turning this dial that shows me the songs that we’ve got. And then I just press the button and dance my little head off.”

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Vicky is no stranger to Edinburgh, having filmed BBC mini-series The Secret Agent in the city. “It was the first time I’d ever really spent any long period of time in Edinburgh,” she recalls. “It was so nice. I remember going for a walk up Arthur’s Seat, where you could see right over the city. It was stunning. I kind of fell in love with the city.”

Laughing again, she adds: “I am a McClure remember, so I feel very connected to Edinburgh and Glasgow when I go.”

Welshman Jonny knows Auld Reekie well too. He says: “I've been going to Edinburgh since my late teens because of the rugby, and the welcome is always fantastic. I also know Irvine Welsh really well. He’s been a good mate over the years, so I’ve been down to Leith, filmed there a few times… so like Vicky, I really love the city.”

Vicky says Line of Duty co-star Compston has been invited to the event, and he’s promised to drop in for a dance if he’s around. “Let’s see if he makes it – he lives in Vegas to be fair. But it would be great to get Martin along.”

To buy tickets to Day Fever at Edinburgh’s O2 Academy on May 26, visit The event will run from 3pm to 8pm.

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