Sun 13 September
The line-up will remain largely intact and we also plan to bring in some additional new treats. Full information will be released in the coming weeks. All tickets remain valid and will be automatically transferred to the new dates. If you have a question or if you have a ticket and think you might be unable to attend on the rescheduled dates please email firstname.lastname@example.org (If you’ve already purchased a ticket, please check your email for important info. Your support is extremely important. Carrying forward your tickets to the rescheduled dates massively helps our ability to deliver a quality event on the other side of this pandemic, when it will be needed and enjoyed more than ever).
Sat 12 + Sun 13th (ORIGINAL LINE-UP)
After a blistering set at Return to Mono in December which won techno hearts and minds in Glasgow town, 999999999 are returning to deliver another crushing live set. The buzz surrounding the enigmatic Italian two-piece is rooted in the improvisational nature and spontaneity of their live performances, which has seen them making waves in some of the most formidable clubs around Europe in the last few years, becoming one of the most in-demand acts in the international techno scene. Coupled with the fact that their blistering releases on their "Nine Times Nine" label sell out after only a few hours, makes them undisputedly one of the hottest properties in techno today.Soundcloud
Afrodeutsche, otherwise known as Henrietta Smith-Rolla, makes music that’s not for the faint-hearted. The past couple of years have been huge for Smith-Rolla. She runs a monthly Black Forest radio show on NTS; her debut album came out on pioneering UK label Skam; and she's released music with Eclair Fifi's River Rapid label. As a DJ, she's crushed sets alongside some of the biggest names in the game, like DJ Stingray, Aphex Twin and Marie Davidson - and she made her Boiler Room debut at Dekmantel 2019.Soundcloud
A rising star in the soma camp and infamous for her sets on Glasgow’s afterparty scene, Aisha’s sets are etched with deep electro grooves, acid and heavy techno.Soundcloud
All U Need
All U Need for a good time is good tunes. A simple ethos that this collective has stayed true to over their 5 year stint as promoters and DJ's in Glasgow. The crew have made waves with regular shows at the Sub Club and SWG3 and will be making their debut at the riverside festival this year!Soundcloud
Amelie Lens has taken the scene by storm ever since releasing her blistering debut EP, Exhale, the title track of which became one of the most recognisable up-tempo techno tracks of the last decade. As a DJ, Amelie has shared line-ups with some of the biggest names in the game, while still giving local talent a platform to get discovered on the bill of her Exhale parties. She will be bringing her signature, unapologetically heavy techno sound to the banks of the Clyde when she closes the main stage in another of the Riverside’s Scottish exclusives which is also her first UK festival date of the summer.Soundcloud
A fixture in Resident Advisor’s top-10 DJs for the best part of a decade and longstanding Berghain resident, Klock has established himself at the forefront of Berlin’s modern Techno movement. His long-standing relationship with the notorious Techno institution has formed the backdrop to his success, providing an invaluable platform that has allowed him to become one of the most influential and in-demand DJ-producers of the current generation.
Live, Klock is known for his diverse selection and ability to create unbridled energy on the dancefloor, whether it’s in an intimate club setting or the main stage of a festival. His supreme talent behind the decks has seen him incessantly touring the globe. After a momentous set at RF16, Klock is back in Scotland alongside one of the most formidable Riverside line-ups to date.
Bonzai Bonner has for the past five years been the single creative force behind SHOOT YOUR SHOT, one of Scotland’s best loved club events where she occupies the multi-faceted role of curator, DJ, performer and host. The parties started as a celebration of all things Italo but quickly evolved into a truly 'anything goes' party more focused on bringing the freedom, energy and most importantly the fun of after parties and raves back into the club spaces. This spirit has kept through to the satellite multi-artform club extravaganza, Weirdo Warehouse and LEZZER QUEST parties making them some of the hottest dates in Scotland’s calendar.
“He makes a way for everything to fit into his peculiar universe.” Resident Advisor.
Call Super is the primary moniker of Joseph Richmond Seaton, a DJ and musician from London who has carved out his own place in the landscape of electronic music. His ability to craft sets with hypnotic intensity and musical breadth has brought him across the world, from headline slots at Sónar festival’s 25th anniversary in Barcelona, to his regular appearances at the Golden Pudel, Hamburg’s famous sweatbox, Berlin’s crown jewel, Berghain and Admstedam favourite, De School.
Chaos in the CBD
Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, brothers Ben and Louis Helliker-Hales are Chaos In the CBD. Now living in Peckham, it’s the memories of New Zealand that produce their characteristically mellow house sounds. “It’s testament to just how chill we are; we grew up by the beach,” claims Louis, while Ben chimes in: “It's very much a representation of our childhood.” Despite their horizontal approach to studio work, their live sets are on a different level. “Our DJ sets are completely different to how we produce,” says Louis. “We play heavy.”Soundcloud
Najaaraq Vestbirk, aka Courtesy, is a DJ and label owner from Denmark who has a real passion for championing the best music to come out of her hometown of Copenhagen. Formerly a member of the Apeiron DJ crew, her latest solo venture, the Kulør label, continues to shine a light on Danish talent while seeking to push beyond the music world into art, photography and writing. Known for her diverse and immersive live sets, Vestbirk has a supreme talent for creating an environment where streamlined stompers are seamlessly blended into whip-crack electro and churning EBM – held together by a common thread of smart and emotive melody.Soundcloud
Daniel AveryDetroit Swindle
Dutch duo & Heist Recordings label bosses Detroit Swindle are genuine purveyors of the underground house music scene. As avid record collectors of both old and new music, their DJ style is as varied as their taste in music. Rather not limiting themselves to a certain sound, Detroit Swindle will play just about anything. So whether it’s classic house, obscure disco, African funk, soulful techno or any other genre from across the globe: if it puts a smile on your face, they’ll play it.Soundcloud
Disclosure are playing their first high production show in Scotland in 4 years as they take to the stage to close out the 2020 main stage on Sunday night at the Riverside. Disclosure’s impact on electronic music has been momentous ever since the release of their extraordinary debut album ‘Settle’ in 2013. The Grammy nominated duo comprised of brothers, Howard and Guy Lawrence, have established themselves at the helm of a new wave of electronic music, topping the charts with singles like Latch, White Noise and Omen.
Their second album, ’Caracal’, asserted themselves as platinum-grade songwriters and their last stand-alone releases, Moonlight and Ultimatum in 2018, left fans wanting more new music - material that the boys have teased will be released early this year.
Live, Disclosure is not a plug-in-the-laptop-and-press-play situation. The audience get a sense of improvisation and Disclosure’s more freewheeling and inventive approach to dance music. The new shows for Caracal will be even bigger and crazier, pinned down with pure analogue madness as well as iconic choruses everyone knows the words to. With Riverside’s line-up boasting the only Scottish live date of 2020, Disclosure promises to be one of the most phenomenal headline acts the festival has had to date.Soundcloud
Fatima Yamaha, one of the many aliases used by Dutch producer Bas Bron, is the name behind one of the most iconic and loved electronic music EP’s of all time, 2004’s What’s a Girl to Do. In the years since its release Bron amassed a huge underground following with his retro, synth-led music and woozy sets that immerse the audience in the beautifully crafted moment he creates for you. Having already blown the Riverside Festival away on the Mastermix stage in 2017 and already having sold out SWG3 in no time at all, we are delighted to welcome Fatima Yamaha back to the Riverside for his only Scottish performance in 2020!Soundcloud
We love Floating Points here at RF, so when his outstanding album Crush dropped - he was high on the list of first acts to book! Crush is universally lauded in all the places that matter - Resident Advisor, Pitchfork, BBC 6 Music, so we are delighted that his first ever live Scottish performance will be at RF20.
Floating Points will be performing his groundbreaking mesmerising audiovisual show in Scotland for the very first time with state of the art visual technology to seamlessly translate the sound into something tangible. This will be a highly memorable set that will close the Waterfront stage on Saturday night - don’t miss this one:)Soundcloud
Following the launch of his brand new label, Lifetones, the DJ and producer and general musical connoisseur has cemented himself at the forefront of the global electronic music scene with his fresh and eclectic approach to DJing. His sets are as likely to include a classic house record as a disco curveball, a boogie delight or mixing an African bomb into a techno record. “I just try to do my own thing,” he says, and no-one could argue with that.
Ida may be from Finland but is firmly an honorary Scot now, where she regularly tears up the dancefloor with her Acid Flash parties . Her sets here saw the young DJ emerge as one Scotland’s most sought-after DJs, having already landed multiple bookings at Glasgow’s legendary Sub Club, as well as being snapped up by Slam as a resident for their mammoth Maximum Pressure parties.Soundcloud
JASSS (S. Jiménez Alvarez) is a sound artist and producer born and raised on the northern coast of Spain, where Jazz, African, and South American rhythms became some of the first and most formative influences of her life. Her releases take these influences down a darker path and can take several forms on the acoustic - electronic scale. With releases on the likes of Mannequin and Mosaic worth shouting about and an all encompassing album on iDEAL, her work as a producer comes highly recommended! As a DJ she brings light to narly rhythms and will take paths you might not expect to hear in a club setting!Soundcloud
Already a household name, been on the cover of Mix Mag and selling out parties all over the world , Jayda’s house, soul and disco infused sets are packed with her infectious energy, rhythm and boundless enthusiasm. She released her acclaimed debut album “Significant Changes” via Ninja Tune on 22 March 2019, having risen steadily through the underground dance ranks and is on the brink of global domination.Soundcloud
Family has always been front-and-centre for Leon Vynehall. His breakthrough EP 'Music For The Uninvited' was inspired by the funk, soul and hip-hop tapes his mum used to play in the car. Spreading organically on the strength of the music, the record finished the year on an array of 'Best of the Year' lists including Pitchfork, FACT and Resident Advisor.
In 2018, Leon debuted on Ninja Tune with his debut album, Nothing Is Still, inspired by his grandparents’ move to New York City from Britain in the 1960s. His latest release I, Cavallo, which sees him tread into darker, more psychedelic sounds certifies Leon Vynehall as one of the most ambitious producers in the scene a true master craftsman and an artist of distinct talent.Soundcloud
Berghain legend and head honcho of Marcel Dettman Records and new label Bad Manners, the exemplary Berlin DJ and producer is recognised as one of the most influential names in techno. Integrating art with the scene, Dettman is consistently innovating his interpretation of electronic music, tirelessly looking for new ways and inspiration to further develop his own concept of the genre. As a DJ, Dettmann seeks to inspire with sounds that are simultaneously reduced and rough, balanced by more tender, emotional moments throughout his sets. Between pure Techno, banging Chicago, tracks old and new of the past twenty-five years, Marcel Dettmann communicates his message with ease.Soundcloud
A producer defined by a willingness to experiment with a wide range of sounds, concepts and landscapes, Mella Dee (aka Ryan Aitchison) has never limited himself in his approach to making music. Following the breakthrough success of the iconic ’Techno Disco Tool’; which reached no. 1 in BBC Radio 1’s Dance Music chart, Aitchison has had a string of stellar releases, including Techno Belter EP released late last year and the forthcoming Ridgewood. His label Warehouse Music won the ‘Best Breakthrough Label’ award at the 2017 DJ Mag awards, certifying Aitchison as one of the most sought after names in dance music and leading Mixmag to name him one of their ‘Stars of the Year’ in 2018 and Radio 1 to debut his inaugural Essential Mix. After blowing everyone away last year, Mella Dee returns for another scintillating set on the banks of the River Clyde..Soundcloud
Mother, AKA Mark Maxwell, worked as John Peel’s assistant in the early 2000s on his seminal BBC Radio 1 show. After Peel’s death Maxwell went onto become a resident at Fortified Sessions, the original crew of devotees that brought dubstep in its earliest forms to Scotland. In the years since, Maxwell has become many of your favourite DJs, favourite DJ. He’s the head buyer for Glasgow institution, Rubadub and you’ll find him in the shop day in day out pointing out the records you didn’t know you needed. His sets are immaculate curated and able to explore the darkest corners of techno, house, ambient noise and everything in between.Soundcloud
La Cheetah's DJ residents help celebrate 10 years of La Cheetah at Riverside Festival.
A vast knowledge of various genres and tempos is what separates Or:la from many other young DJ's at the moment; aptly summed up by Thump as "One of the most underrated DJs on the UK circuit at the moment, and one of those selectors blessed with the ability to really tell a story." The young Irish DJ and producer channels a nostalgic broken beat vibe, spanning chuggy acid numbers to skippy percussive sounds and more techno-leaning four to the floor.Soundcloud
Under their respective artist names Truss and Tessela, brothers Tom and Ed Russell have forged formidable individual reputations as producers. Defining tracks such as 'Truss’, ‘Kymin Lea’ and ‘Beacon’ and Tessela’s ‘Rough 2’ and ‘Hackney Parrot’ for the likes of R&S, Perc Trax, and their own Poly Kicks label, have encapsulated so much of what is exciting and vital in UK underground, electronic music. Together as Overmono they’ve worked on key releases over the past few years for XL recordings and Nick Taskers excellent ‘Whities’ label with notable underground smash hit such as ‘Daisy Chain’ and ‘Quadralove’ and ‘La Tigra’ all making waves on dancefloors worldwide. Last year they combined with Joy Orbison for the Joy Overmono project, headline track ‘Bromley’ has been in the bag of every DJ worth their salt ever since! They Bring their impressive live show to the Riverside festival for the first time this summer!Soundcloud
Last year Palms Trax, aka Jay Donaldson, returned to Dutch dance music powerhouse Dekmantel with his first solo record in three years, To Paradise. Ambitious and energetic while simultaneously dense and melodic, the record was a testament to the work he’s put in to his sound to date. It led to him closing the main stage at the festival in 2019 as well as closing stages at Sonar alongside Peggy Gou. His now infamous ‘Cooking With Palms Trax’ residency at La Cheetah Club is on to its 4th year in 2020, we’re very excited to welcome him to our new Dockland stage at the riverside festival this year.Soundcloud
Paula Temple’s visceral style of techno offers a fitting climax to the proceedings. Since her debut album Edge of Everything earlier this year, Temple has been smashing it at clubs, festivals and even on the airwaves, from 6music adoration to her outstanding ‘Essential Mix’!Soundcloud
These days, Sassy J is as likely to appear at Panorama Bar as she is at London’s Giant Steps. In the past she's broken up her selections into "Kaleidoskopes Mixes," which focus on downtempo tunes, and "Dance Floor Meditations Mixes". Her latest compilation, Patchwork, named after her long-running club night, boasts both sides of her musical knowledge.
Hailing from the de facto beautiful Swiss capital of Bern, Sassy J’s sound is reflected by her all-consuming love for music and emotion. A tactile and heartfelt selector, with each set Sassy J strives to transport her listeners into her own colourful word.
As one of the UK’s best-loved selectors Skream has enjoyed the kind of consistency most DJs and producers can only dream of. His passion for collecting and playing music is unrelenting; disco, house, techno and everything in between… it runs deep into his core and he lives it every single day.
After selling out pretty much every club north of the border as well as delivering some show-stopping sets in the Slam Tent and at the Riverside Festival, the Croydon-based DJ and producer is returning to his second home of Glasgow. This legend has had an affinity with the Scottish crowd since his roots in the early 2000’s, and now, as he begins to release a whole host of eagerly anticipated tracks, including Song For Olivia and Ectogazm, Scottish fans are looking forward to hearing the brand new material played live at the country’s favourite dance music festival.
Their iconic Soma Records label boasts in excess of 600 releases, hosting Mcmillan and Meikle's own productions and many of today's most cutting-edge techno artists.
The last few years have seen some of the duo's most prolific studio output as they continue to innovate and keep things moving forward, most recently with the release of their experimental full length record Athenæum 101. In addition, Slam have also remixed tracks from the likes of Planetary Assault Systems, Clouds, Dax J, Damon Wild, Richie Hawtin, and Truncate, to name just a few.
Slam also host one of Techno's most respected weekly podcasts, Slam Radio, which has now surpassed over 300 episodes. The show allows the duo to demonstrate their conviction to creating and promoting music and vibes that provide an antidote to the mainstream by inviting fellow artists from the vibrant Techno scene, from obscure names to current trailblazers.
Sofay is at the helm of a new wave of Glasgow artists. An exceptional selector with a versatile approach - as comfortable creating hypnotic vibes using dubby minimalism and sublime oddities as she is fusing curious electro, techno and house.
With residencies held at La Cheetah, and Numbers, as well as gigging further afield, playing at Nitsa in Barcelona for their Off Sonar party; Elsewhere in NYC, Golden Pudel in Hamburg, and Berlin. She was also invited by Palms Trax and Midland for their residencies in London, and by Optimo to Nachtdigital for the huge 20th anniversary party. Now holding down a regular NTS Radio slot alongside Ribeka, 2020’s gonna be a big year for this exceptional talent!
Growing up in a musical family with a big emphasis on post-punk, it didn’t take long for Becky Marshall, aka Ribeka, to tap into her appetite for music. After years of avid record collecting, Marshall finally took the step of investing in a set of decks in 2014 – applying for a show on Subcity Radio shortly after. Along with friends Iona Fortune and Katie Shambles, Marshall has been running So Low, a club night dedicated to the darker recesses of synth, wave and industrial music.
Fast-forward to 2020 and Ribeka is sitting on a tonne of exciting new music as an A&R for Mute records, Liberation Technologies, she also holds down a residency at La Cheetah club and you can regularly find her lighting up dancefloors across Europe at stapels such as The Golden Pudel and Lente Kabinet. The Riverside Festival is a special one as she will she be joined in the booth by close friend and regular back-to-back partner/fellow NTS Radio host, Sofay.
There’s no two ways about it, if you love Aphex Twin, Warp Records, Autechre,B12 and Rephlex Records, then you’ll love Squarepusher.
After a 5 year hiatus, Squarepusher is back with a new album project and tour, Be Up A Hello out on 31st of January, 2020. With this new album, Tom Jenkinson (Squarepusher) has returned to using an array of vintage analogue and digital hardware, the same equipment that first helped him develop his sound in the early ‘90s.
Reflecting this album project, Squarepusher, in his inimitable style, will be debuting a spectacular Audio-Visual live show across Europe and the US for the 1st half of 2020. With strobes and LED screens in part influenced by the rave scene that Tom grew up in, audiences are to expect the same no holds barred approach to production as with his recent sell out shows at the Hackney Empire and Barbican which left fans reeling.
Expect more strobe lights than normal:)
Manchester, Sheffield and Glasgow. Three cities enriched with such vibrant musical histories have all played a major role in shaping one of the UK’s new emerging talents. Stevie Cox wouldn’t be who she is without having spent years on the dance floor at Hoya:Hoya and Swing Ting - two infamous Manchester parties that she credits as amplifying her love for all kinds of music. Having always felt a strong affinity to its musical scene and output, a move to Glasgow was the natural next step. Known for a sound that has always resonated deeply with her, the iconic Sub Club quickly became home. Alongside some of her favourite DJs she has joined the ranks as one of the club’s residents.Soundcloud
Wardy & Dom D'Sylva
La Cheetah's DJ residents help celebrate 10 years of La Cheetah at Riverside Festival.