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RIVERSIDE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES VIP AREA INSIDE GLASGOW'S OLDEST STREET

By on March 31st 2016

RIVERSIDE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES VIP AREA INSIDE GLASGOW'S OLDEST STREET

The Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival will open up the Riverside Museum for VIPS. Get access to fast track entry to the event, cash bars, premium toilets and enjoy DJ sets on Glasgow's oldest streets with its own vintage subway station.  Upgrades available now price £25.

Hospitality opens each day at 5.30, come join us in Glasgow’s most unique party space! 

Hospitality Upgrade can only be used with a valid Day/Weekend ticket.

Line Up

Sven Väth

Sven Väth

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Sven Väth: is a man whose commitment has influenced electronic music all over the world. A global player, the DJ possesses the most legendary reputation imaginable. As the charismatic head of Cocoon, he is an enigmatic figurehead of the German techno scene, passionate DJ pioneer and one of the biggest names in global techno today.

Fatboy Slim

Fatboy Slim

When we decided to book a headliner for the North Stage, there was only one choice: Fatboy Slim. Since the days of acid house, Norman Cook has been rocking parties and creating and dropping anthems. A true live wire behind the decks, he has an arsenal of huge material to draw on, from 2014's humongous  'Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat' to timeless classics like 'Right Here, Right Now' and 'The Rocketfeller Skank'. 

Fatboy Slim has rocked the biggest parties in the world, from Glastonbury to EDC Las Vegas, playing many unforgettable shows in Scotland -including the Slam Tent at T in the Park in 1999, and at the first ever Rock Ness in 2006 in particular are the stuff of legend. 

With a production career stretching back to the late 80s under aliases such as Beats International, Freak Power, through his involvement with Skint Records and The Housemartins, Cook is one of dance music's immortals. Don't miss this your chance to see thus dance music legend deliver an iconic closing set at this year's Riverside Festival! 

Dimitri From Paris

Dimitri From Paris

When it comes to disco Dimitri from Paris is a genuine authority; a gentleman DJ who loves an image yet eschews spectacle in favour of fastidiously executed musical selections drawing on four decades of glorious music. A global and hugely popular DJ for no other reason than he can educate and create a real party at the same time, Dimitri is a modern-day maestro who has fans that span the spectrum, from 'heads' to occasional musical thrill seekers.

Ben Klock

Ben Klock

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Berlin born DJ, producer and label owner Ben Klock is without a doubt one of the most significant characters in techno’s recent history. A resident at Berghain since its opening in 2004, he has been able to leave his mark on the club’s unique sound, in turn the special space influenced Klock’s approach as a DJ and producer as well.

Playing techno sets full of hypnotic, deep and heavy grooves, releasing records on Ostgut Ton and last but not least the aesthetics of his own label Klockworks (founded in 2006), have earned him an excellent international reputation over the last few years. Supported by stringent and enthralling tracks, remixes for such diverse artists as Kerri Chandler, Martyn or Depeche Mode, the revered debut album “One” on Ostgut Ton and his Berghain mix, Ben Klock’s name is synonymous with the vitalization of an essential definition of techno.

His music is free of crippling nostalgia and rather wins you over with consistency, tension, and dynamics and time and time again with a sensibility, one would usually expect from house music. In this vein, Klock pursues an unexacting fusion of quantum jumps and tradition – including effortless melodies or hook lines. Being able to harmonize this method of industrial austerity, natural musicality and an impressive physicality is Ben Klock’s great art and skill.

And of course his monthly marathon sets at Berghain that escort all what’s being said with pure sound and consistently motivate Ben Klock to skip the trapdoor called routine.

Jackmaster

Jackmaster

You never know exactly what you’re going to hear with Jackmaster. The element of glorious surprise is crucial to his sets: from the lost Dance Mania gems he spends his time unearthing to forgotten Disco tracks to straight-up house and techno sets, the Numbers co-founder has more options up his sleeve than just about any other DJ out there – and a rare knack for connecting seemingly disparate styles with each other. “I don’t do eclecticism just for eclecticism’s sake,” he states firmly.

What you are guaranteed to get is a master selector’s instinct for creating and riding the energy of a crowd: few can get a dancefloor as hyped as Jackmaster. “I don’t think about music in terms of genre, I think about it in terms of energy levels,” he says – and as his star has risen over the past few years, this has been on perfect display at parties from Glasgow to Berlin to New York, and from superclubs such as Berghain and Fabric to legendary underground warehouse parties.

When Jack takes to the stage ahead of Joris Voorn and Fatboy Slim you will experience first hand why Jackmaster was ranked in the top 5 in Resident Advisor.

Dixon Avenue Basement jams

Dixon Avenue Basement jams

Label heads Dan Monox & The Wasp launched Dixon Avenue Basement Jams  in late 2012 and since then they have established themselves as one of the most exciting labels in house and techno. The Glasgow based imprint go for a quality over quantity approach and have released show stopping EPs from burgeoning underground talent Marquis Hawkes, Vernon, TX Connect, Denis Sulta, Modini and Jared Wilson.

As expert selectors and technical DJs, their mixes have found homes and acclaim on Rinse FM, Boiler Room, XLR8R, Juno Plus as well as rocking the best clubs across UK & Europe.

They keep things simple, rugged and real and in their own words they bring you ‘real rockin’ raw shit from the street for the clubs’.

Kerri Chandler

Kerri Chandler

Kerri 'Kaoz' Chandler one of deep house music's originators, has been injecting soul into music since the early nineties. An ambassador of the natural and instinctive 4/4 beat, Kerri's influences can be traced back to New Jersey growing up in a family of jazz musicians. His father being a respected deejay, provided Kerri with a rich background in the origins of soul, disco and the New York Underground Sound (known also as "Garage" music). Accompanying his father to the gigs, Kerri began playing records at the Rally Record Club in East Orange, New Jersey at the tender age of thirteen. Exposed to such musical creativity, it wasn't long before Kerri found himself interested in production. 

Since the signing of his first single "SuperLover/Get It Off" by Atlantic in 1991, Kerri began producing a prolific body of work that has helped coin him one of the most respected house producers in the world. This has been achieved by remaining true to his style. When listening to tracks such as the "Atmosphere EP" on Shelter Records and the seminal, "A Basement, Redlight and A Feeling" album on Madhouse, one has to marvel at Kerri's ability to not compromise his unique sound for commercial gain. His ability to blend tradition and innovation produces avant-garde music with soulful roots reaching back into the history of Afro-American music. Tradition as in the soulful roots of Jersey house, innovation as in his use of streamlined sparse arrangements and technology, Kerri masters rhythm and space piecing together vocals and instruments with uncanny precision delivering beautiful monster jams.

Kerri Chandler @ MN2S

Julio Bashmore

Julio Bashmore

Julio may have appeared to burst on to the scene in late 2009, but the lead up to the Julio Bashmore EP for Claude VonStroke's highly influential Dirtybird label was essentially a lifetime in the making. Siphoning the tastes of his older brothers through hip-hop cassettes, Julio's interest in electronic music began in earnest after hearing Daft Punk's "Da Funk", which was handily around the time that turntables arrived in the house via his elder sibling. There was something Julio warmed to in the typically French approach Daft Punk and Cassius took to house music composition, and his earliest vinyl purchases reflected this. Aged 14, a battered old PC and a copy of Reason became Julio's very first 'instruments.' He later experimented with synthesizers and guitars, playing in bands for a brief period, but by the time he was old enough to experience club culture firsthand, Julio had made the realisation that DJing was the true vehicle in which to deliver his music. 

MASH

MASH

For two decades, Glasgow based Martyn Henderson aka Mash has been djing, producing, writing, and broadcasting in the dance scene. Having previously released on labels like Southern Fried, Glasgow Underground and Dirt Crew, he had one of his most productive years in 2015 releasing for Toolroom, Optimo, Love & Other, Peppermint Jam and Bulletdodge; finding support from Seth Troxler, Hot Since 82, Sasha, Groove Armada, Francois K, Gorgon City, Laurent Garnier, Duke Dumont and more.

Mash has recently shared the decks with Eats Everything, Pete Tong, Rudimental, Chase and Status, Fat Boy Slim, 2 Many Djs, Matthew Dear and Tiga amongst others. He recently contributed to the celebrated ‘6 Mix’ series for BBC 6 music, following in the footsteps of Groove Armada, Erol Alkan, and Andrew Weatherall. 

If that wasn’t enough, Mash is a respected journalist and radio jock. He is the ‘House’ editor for the world’s biggest dance music magazine, Mixmag, and writes a weekly ‘Mash Hits’ column for the Sunday Mail.

DJ Deeon

DJ Deeon

Though he's revered among Chicago DJs and around the world as the original master of ghetto dance music, Deeon started small, on Chicago's south side. He sold his DJ mixtapes in the parking lot where he lived, and played house parties in the projects. 
These crowded living room parties started the feeling and inspiration for the sound Deeon produced, music he simply refers to as, "for the strippers, for the street".

DJ Deeon @ MN2S

Joris Voorn

Joris Voorn

After developing a more focused interest in house and techno, Joris invested in the versatile MC-303 Groovebox and began to experiment with synth sounds and drumloops.

 

Joris Voorn is a record producer and Dj from Rotterdam, Netherlands. Raised in a musical family, music naturally became an intrinsic part of Voorn's life from an early age. Electronic music first caught his attention in the mid-90's, and he started DJ'ing in 1997. 

By the end of 2000 Joris began building a small studio to produce his own music, which led to his first release
called 'muted trax pt.1' on Keynote. His first EP was massive success, filling the record boxes of Carl Craig,
Laurent Garnier, DJ Rush and Technasia. In 2003 'Lost memories Pt.1' was released on Technasia's SINO label
and was followed by 'Lost memories Pt.2' containing the anthem 'Incident' which was heard on dancefloors
around the world.

After the success of 'Incident', Voorn released his debut cd album called 'Future History' on the Sino label.
Encompassing 3 years of ideas and inspiration, the cd contains 20 diverse tracks, a seamless soundscape that
represents his arrival as one of the most relevant techno producers of this time.

Harri & Domenic

Harri & Domenic

After cutting his DJ teeth in the Sub Club and elsewhere around Glasgow during the 80’s, Harri teamed up with Slam duo Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle. Together in 1990 they started the infamous Sub Club weekly Saturday, “Atlantis,” where they collectively carved out their own wee piece of clubbing notoriety over the following four years.

The departure of Slam from the club in 1994 saw Harri join forces with one of Glasgow’s most talented young DJs, Domenic Cappello. Together they created Subculture, the Sub’s flagship weekly Saturday night.

21+ years on, Subculture, with Harri and Domenic still at the helm, is the longest running weekly House night in the U.K. and very possibly worldwide. Subculture has hosted the cream of international House DJs and has a reputation as one of the best and most credible House nights in the world.
Subculture has thrived where so many house clubs have flagged because the night has always embraced and sought out the most innovative and culturally relevant electronic music - regardless of fickle fashions or commercial pressures.

Together and independently Harri & Domenic have headlined slots at the UK’s most important underground clubs such as Back2Basics (Leeds), Chibuku (Liverpool), Plastic People, The End and Fabric (London), and at clued-up, taste-defining international dance floors such as Panorama Bar (Berlin), The Rex (Paris), Moog (Barcelona), Deep (Madrid), Food Club (Brussels) and Propaganda (Moscow).

Harri and Dom have also recorded 2 Subculture mix CDs on Arista (“Subculture”) and Loaded (“Subversion”) and one on Soma (“20 Years Underground”). Their Resident Advisor podcast in August 2010 was widely acclaimed as was their Pete Tong Essential Mix for Radio 1.
 

Rødhåd

Rødhåd

Rødhåd has been socialized by Berlin's looptechno nights and always finds the perfect balance of timeless techno to lift the dancefloor higher and higher. His style is always deep, powerful and melancholic - from dub to techno and back to house.

 

At the the end of the 1990s Rødhåd laid the groundwork for his DJ-career. He organised small open-air-parties in the outskirts of Berlin just for the fun of it. The word spread quickly far beyond Berlin’s and Germany’s borders about the new kid on the block. His specific style, consisting of Dub-Techno mixed with percussive grooves and his timeless, perfect mixing technique garnered him widespread recognition.

Gaiser (live)

Gaiser (live)

There’s no ego, just music, when Jon Gaiser brings his live act to the club. Those who have met Gaiser will know he appreciates a good joke and an even better bass line. An avid producer with an arsenal of sounds at his disposal in the booth and inside the studio, it is no wonder that he has commandeered everyone’s attention. 

 

Years of honing his skills on machines and cultivating his sound in a studio that integrates analog alongside digital have resulted in a perpetual progression of artistic development. Digressing at times from the 4/4 beat under the alias Void, his “No Sudden Movements” (2011) album delves into the exploration of a spacey, ambient, industrial sound. An accompanying live set for the album was developed and performed on the Plastikman UK tour, which was well received. 

Nearly a decade has passed since the electronic music community first heard Gaiser’s name. Needless to say, his talent is continually a force to be reckoned with. Unafraid to experiment with pushing boundaries, Gaiser has kept his eager listeners only guessing at what will come next.

Slam

Slam

2016 promises to be one of the biggest years yet in the glittering career of Riverside Festival Co-Organisers & dynamic Glaswegian duo SLAM (aka Stuart McMillan & Orde Meikle). 

 

As Slam's Soma label prepares to embark on the 25th year of it's epic journey, you only have to take one look at it's release schedule to understand why they have remained on the cutting edge and firmly at the forefront of musical innovation. 

Protagonists since the early days and always in the vanguard, forward-thinking techno producers Slam's recent 'Transmissions: Glasgow compilation showed a continued commitment to the future, this time centered around the talent of their home town and focusing on the burgeoning Techno scene which is so prominent in the city.

 

Over the last 3 years the pair have also developed 'Slam Radio', delivering some of the best DJs and music that Techno has to offer to a massive and loyal weekly following, with a truly underground flavour.

 

SLAM instigated Glasgow's underground House music scene in the late 1980s, going on to be instrumental in the explosion of the UK Techno scene, and their quarter of a century of exploits have seen them travel far and wide, leaving scorch marks on dance floors everywhere while taking their uncompromising vision of Techno around the world.

 

Closer to home, since 1997, SLAM have curated the 'Slam Tent' at Scotland's biggest festival 'T in the Park', with some of the world's best known DJs and live acts playing alongside underground ground breaking talent on their monumental stage. Their firmly established monthly club events in Glasgow, 'Pressure' (formerly at the Arches now at SWG3) and 'Return To Mono' at the Sub Club, are ranked amongst the best nights out on the planet.

 

After presenting some of their finest work to date with their fifth album, 'Reverse Proceed', the legendary producers continue to demonstrate why they are an important part of modern day electronic music, recently with their remix of label mates' Clouds' 'Complete Control', a veritable bomb which is being dropped by the leading DJs across the spectrum of the Techno scene, being followed by their enormous 'Make You Move' on their Paragraph track series.

 

SLAM have never been ones to rest on their musical laurels and they are constantly and consistently experimenting in the studio, working multitude of tracks, many of which have surfaced in recent times in the form of singles for labels like Figure, Drumcode and of course their own Soma Records and Paragraph imprints. When Soma reached its 400th single release, who better to provide the soundtrack, and with Soma reaching it's silver jubilee of 25 years in the game the duo who were instrumental in its formation will reach another pinnacle in a glittering ascent.

 

Laurent Garnier

Laurent Garnier

Laurent Garnier has been making the planet dance for almost 30 years. And, for all these years, his boundless energy has seen him grooving behind record decks, bouncing up and down behind studio equipment and leaping around radio studios. He is a multi-faceted artist whose impact on the music scene is far-reaching. But above all he is a DJ, a true DJ: transformed by music, passionate about the crowd. Bodies move in a trance on the dance floor, minds elsewhere. Yet he is also an explorer of old and new sounds and has an amazingly rich musical culture. He spends most of his spare time sifting through old vinyl in record shops, following the most obscure leads on the internet and listening to every single piece of music he is sent. Music, the pulse of our planet, is his Holy Grail.

Gary Beck

Gary Beck

As a regular fixture at the world's top clubs and festivals, Glasgow
born producer and DJ Gary Beck has long been established as a primary
figure in techno.

Known and respected for his unique sound, he has gained support from
the best names in the business and released music on some of the
genre's leading labels, institutions such as Drumcode, Cocoon and
Saved as well as his own BEK Audio imprint.

Since his emergence onto the scene in 2007, Beck has accumulated an
impressive list of achievements. Highlights include a BBC Radio 1
Essential Mix and a Boiler Room session, as well as numerous
collaborations with similarly exceptional talents such as Green
Velvet, Mark Broom and Speedy J. 2012 saw the release of his seminal
debut album 'Bring a Friend' on the legendary Soma Records label.

Ilario Alicante

Ilario Alicante

For DJ and producer Ilario Alicante, all recent successes come down to one thing: he started clubber, still considers himself a clubber, and he will always maintain that vital link with the dancefloor.

Ilario’s rise has been nothing short of meteoric. A record-breaking Time Warp debut at the tender age of 15, acclaimed productions for Cocoon Recordings, Cécille Records and SCI + TEC Digital Audio, and famed sets over the past two Ibiza seasons, have all firmly established him as one of the scene’s most serious new contenders.

Vril (live)

Vril (Live)

Seemingly out of nothing, through dust and with no bang, Vril appeared on the scene. His music made such beautiful noise that it instantly found his place on Marcel Dettmann’s selection for his “Conducted” CD and on Ostgut’s release schedule. His sound is a search for the evergoing movement, exploring a never stopping energy. Once he catches you in his groove it will shine so bright you won’t be able to escape it.
Tales of his live sets being heard at the Fusion Festival and the Berghain all share the same common feature that it was an as euphoric as energetic travel in sound. His recent release on Delsin records has been acclaimed and played everywhere, while his highly anticipated debut album “Torus” from 2014 contained some great surprises.

 

Animal Farm

Animal Farm

Animal Farm’s Quail, Turtle & Lamb have been bringing the very best in underground techno to Glasgow for over 10 years, showcasing their favourite artists from across the globe to a loyal and ever up for it crowd. As well as digging deep into the international techno sound, you get to hear their own brand new productions and label releases for the very first time, keeping it rugged and raw every time.

Zones

NORTH ZONE
FOOD & DRINK ZONE
SOUTH ZONE
SUNSET ZONE
North zone
Food & Drink zone
South zone
Sunset zone

NORTH ZONE

Saturday Lineup - 
Cocoon Stage - Sven Väth, Ben Klock, Gaiser (live), Ilario Alicante, Slam

Sunday Lineup -
FatBoy Slim, Jackmaster, Joris Voorn, Dimitri From Paris, Melting Pot, Mash

New North Zone map
Entrance 1

Entrance 1

North Stage

North Stage

Saturday - Cocoon stage
Sunday - FatBoy Slim

Box Office

Box Office

North Stage Main Bar

North Stage Main Bar

North Zone Beer Garden

North Zone Beer Garden

North Zone Token

Token (Food & Beverage)

North Zone Toilet

Toilets

North Zone First Aid

First Aid

VIP

VIP Hospitality Area

FOOD & DRINK ZONE

Food And Drink ZOne
Entrance 2

Entrance 2

Riverside Main Bar

Riverside main bar

Food Court

Laneways Collective food court

 Gourmet Street Food

Heverlee

Heverlee Beer Garden

 Seating Area & Gourmet Fish & Chips

Food And Drink Tokens

Tokens

Market Stall

Market Stalls

Toilet

Toilets

SUNSET ZONE

Saturday -
The Revenge, Silicone Soul, Sub Rosa, Kev Stevens

Sunday -
Hammer, Telford, Tricky (Sunday Circus), Kev Stevens

Sunset Zone
Sunset Zone Stage

Sunset Stage

Sun Set Bar

Sunset Bar & lounging  

Swinging Garden

Swinging Garden

Sun Set Toilets

Toilets

SOUTH ZONE

Soma 25 Stage - 
Laurent Garnier, Rødhåd, Slam, Gary Beck, Vril (live), Animal Farm


Sub Club Stage -
Kerri Chandler, Julio Bashmore, DJ Deeon, Harri and Dom, Dixon Avenue Basement Jams

South Zone
South Stage

South Stage

Saturday - Soma 25 Stage
Sunday - Sub Club Stage

South Zone Main Bar

South Stage main bar

The Tall Ship

The Tall Ship

South Zone Toilets

Toilets

Location

The Riverside Museum
100 Pointhouse Rd, Glasgow, G3 8RS

Info

  • Are event tickets transferable/refundable?
  • Can i bring my own alcohol?
  • Drugs, weapons and legal highs.
  • Can i bring my own food?
  • Will there be cash machines on site?
  • Will there be info-stands?
  • Is there a site map of the festival?
  • Will there be a first aid/welfare tent?
  • Am i allowed to bring my camera along?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • What will the weather be like during the festival?
  • Are there any after parties?
  • Are event tickets transferable/refundable?
  • Can i bring my own alcohol?
  • Drugs, weapons and legal highs.
  • Can i bring my own food?
  • Will there be cash machines on site?
  • Will there be info-stands?
  • Is there a site map of the festival?
  • Will there be a first aid/welfare tent?
  • Am i allowed to bring my camera along?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • What will the weather be like during the festival?
  • Are there any after parties?