Another festival in Glasgow? That's right. It's been a busy summer with the West End Festival and the Merchant City Festival and we think there's space for one more. On the 24th of August from 4pm, the Riverside Festival will grace the banks of the River Clyde for one day only bringing you some of the city's hottest DJ talent and a whole host of comedy, culture and food.
Held on the grounds of the fancy new Riverside Museum and the Tall Ship, on Pointhouse Place, two of Glasgow's leading events promoters, Pressure and Electric Frog, have joined forces and assembled a top lineup of DJs to see out the summer on a high and keep you dancing into the night.
The full lineup is yet to be announced, but already on the well-stocked bill are German producer, Boys Noize; Len Faki, resident of Berlin's infamous Berghain club; Jamie XX, the mastermind behind The XX and remixer extraordinaire, and representing Glasgow we have Sub Club favourites, Slam and Optimo.
As indicated from the lineup, the festival is very electronic music orientated, but there will be plenty of other activities on the day. Comedy acts will take over the Tall Ship, along with street food, performance art, covered dance floors and outdoor stages and bars. The Riverside Festival is the first of its kind at this location and it kicks off at 4pm, so you don't have any reason not to head down and check it out. Early bird tickets are on sale for £25 and once they're gone, standard tickets will be £30.
And if you don't want to go home once the festival is over at 11pm and are looking for some after-hours action, you're in luck, with lots of Glasgow clubs nearby. The closest club to the Riverside Museum is newly refurbished West End bar, The Sanctuary, which is about a ten minute walk away. There's also late night bar and club Faktory, at the bottom of Byres Road. Or, if you're looking for somewhere to get your dance on, there's only one place for it - Subculture at Sub Club is the obvious choice, with Harri and Dom upping the ante 'til the wee ones. SWG3 is the place to go though for The Official Afterparty with Optimo and Slam DJs. Buses will bring festivallers to the West End warehouse and with an extended 3am licence, all three floors open AND special guests, this is the place for after hours hi-jinks.
We think the Riverside Festival will be a great end to the summer (wait, didn't it just begin?) and if it's anything like the previous events organised by SWG3 initiative, Electric Frog, it's sure to be a night to remember in Glasgow, and one to finish out this semi-scorching summer in style.