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On sale now: Slam Tent set for huge return after 6 year hiatus

The Slam Tent

29 April – 01 May 2022

Hopetoun House, Edinburgh

Slam and FLY announce huge line-up for the return of the Slam Tent this summerSlam, Skream, Rebekah, Optimo, Ellen Allien, Jasper James, Len Faki, Viper Diva + confirmed

Slam and FLY announce huge line-up for the return of the Slam Tent this summer
Slam, Skream, Rebekah, Optimo, Ellen Allien, Jasper James, Len Faki, Viper Diva + confirmed
Jasper James
Optimo (Espacio)
Big Miz b2b Eclair Fifi
T e s t p r e s s
Gav Miller b2b Jezz Simpson
Hayley Zalassi
Van Damn b2b Macka

Len Faki
Gary Beck
Ansome (live)
Quail b2b Aisha
Lisalööf b2b Neoma
Jay Celino

Ellen Allien
Viper Diva (Hadone & Shlømo)
Liam Doc b2b Kilimanjaro
Butho the Warrior b2b Plantainchipps

This summer the legendary Slam Tent is returning after a six year hiatus as Slam Events and Edinburgh promoters FLY join forces. Across one unmissable three-day May Day Bank Holiday Weekender, legions of music fans will once again be welcomed back to what has become globally renowned as one of the biggest dance tents on the European festival circuit. 

Organisers are thrilled to reveal the full line-up which will showcase sets from across the spectrum of electronic music inside the hallowed walls of the original Slam Tent as they recreate the greatest dancefloor that Scotland has ever seen.

Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle of Slam said: “We’re so happy to be bringing our iconic Slam Tent to Hopetoun House over the May Day bank holiday weekend. We’ve invited some amazing international DJs as well as a host of incredible Scottish talent to join us in celebrating its return! It’s been 6 years since the last one and we’re looking forward to welcoming a new generation of Scotland’s ravers and clubbers to enjoy this special and unique experience.”

Tom Ketley, Director of FLY said: “We’re delighted to be working with Scottish legends Slam in bringing back the Slam Tent.  After a 6-year hiatus, the return of such a cultural institution will be an awesome way to kick off the summer festival season and we could not be more excited in welcoming a huge lineup, brimming with so many great Scottish artists  alongside an array of international acts.”

Since its inception in 1997, for 20 consecutive summers, Slam’s cave of rave was an unquestionable highlight at Scotland’s premier festival, T in the Park and this summer it is set for an epic return with the infamous producer/DJ duo Slam, Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle, at the helm.

The Slam Tent set the bar for dance culture and was consistently invaded by festival goers the moment the doors opened, staying packed until the last beat dropped. Slam played every year without fail and were joined by some of the best artists in the underground scene, including luminaries such as Daft Punk, Nina Kraviz, Ricardo Villalobos, Carl Cox, Maya Jane Coles, Skream, Richie Hawtin, Basement Jaxx, Jeff Mills, Jamie Jones and The Chemical Brothers.

Tickets on sale now:

LY Events
FLY, started in 2013 as a club for friends and is now one of the UK’s largest dance music brands – championing good music for good people in great locations. FLY boasts some of the most breath-taking dancefloors on the planet which take place at – Hopetoun House, Scotland’s finest stately home and UNESCO world heritage site – Princes St. Gardens, under the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. FLY events welcome over 75,000 customers per year across all of their shows but the very core of the brand is dedicated to developing local homegrown talent and their resident DJ roster is one of the strongest in dance music. With the launch of their latest festival, Otherlands Music & Arts alongside taking the brand international to Ibiza this summer, 2022 is set to be FLY’s biggest year yet.

Slam Events
Slam are a tour de force on the global electronic music circuit. Their unique, 6 deck, back-to-back DJ performances have seen the duo play leading clubs & festivals across the world. They are renowned for both their experience and their powerful, contemporary sound. Co-owners of Glasgow’s Riverside Festival, they also host the legendary Maximum Pressure parties at SWG3 and have a long-standing residency at the Sub Club. Their iconic Soma Records label boasts in excess of 700 releases in its 30 year history, including Daft Punk’s early releases and Slam’s own productions as well as many of today’s most cutting-edge techno artists. They also host a respected weekly podcast, Slam Radio, which has now surpassed over 450 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.

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Martin Bone - Editor-in-Chief

Martin is a founding member of Patchchord News and is Director & Editor-in-Chief for PCN Magazine / Patchchord News Martin also is a Freelance Photographer and lives in the Scottish Borders Scotland. Martin also specialises in Commercial Photography in Music & Events, Sports and Portrait Photography and Video. Also the Official Photographer for Football Club Maybole Juniors.
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