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Riverside Festival returns with a celebration of all things techno

Riverside Festival returns with a celebration of all things techno

 Today, Riverside Festival welcomed fans back to the grounds of Glasgow’s iconic Riverside Museum for the opening day of this year’s Jubilee Bank Holiday weekender. Kicking off the ninth edition of the internationally celebrated electronic music festival was a fiery line-up stoked full of the best in global and homegrown techno. 

Belgium’s Charlotte de Witte on the main stage at the Riverside Festival Glasgow as Thursday’s headliner- Photo Credit: Martin Bone

Pioneering Belgian innovator Charlotte De Witte headlined, bringing day one to an explosive close with her signature fusion of maximal and ambient techno, while I Hate Models closed the Waterfront Stage with a blistering set. Earlier on in the day, fans were treated to sets from Glasgow’s own champions of techno and festival curators Slam, Parisian maverick Bambounou, the incendiary SPFDJ and Detroit’s finest Robert Hood; as well as rare live sets from 999999999 and FJAAK

Bambounou -Photo Credit: Tim West

As well as the biggest and best in international techno, fans were graced with sets from some of the most exciting emerging local acts, including a live set from Kavari and a formidable B2B from Neoma and VXYX who headlined the Satellite Stage. Today marked the return of the Satellite Stage after being introduced last year as a platform dedicated to showcasing the diversity and abundance of up-and-coming homegrown talent Glasgow is renowned for.


 Stuart McMillan, one half of Slam and co-festival curator said: “It felt amazing to be back. This is only the second time in the festival’s history that we’ve held a three-day party, an incredible start to summer – and festival season. As always, the crowd were absolutely brilliant and we can’t wait to show them what we have in store over the rest of the weekend.” 

Riverside Festival Glasgow – Slam – Photo Credit: MARTIN BONE

Tomorrow promises to be just as unforgettable a day, with a line-up featuring headliner Carl CoxJoseph Capriati and a special live set from Overmono, before disco queen Roisin Murphy closes the festival on Saturday + many more.

Helena Hauff on the main stage at the Riverside Festival Glasgow – Photo Credit: Martin Bone

For those who want to continue the party, organisers will be opening the doors to Riverside By Night. Slam will be taking over SWG3’s warehouse complex alongside Helena Hauff and more to keep the dancefloor ablaze long after the main festival closes.

For more information & last remaining tickets please visit:www.riversidefestivalglasgow.com

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Riverside Festival Glasgow – Photo Credit – Martin Bone

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