Ivy Weekender, The

The Ivy Weekender

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The Ivy, Fri 23 Feb & Sat 24 Feb

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A new intimate clubbing space is set to open its doors at the end of February in Glasgow. The Ivy has been born out of the ashes of the Old Repertoire bar on North Street next to the famous Michell Library and with the help of Ooft’s Ali Herron and Graeme Clark plus Boom Monk Ben of Mixed Bizness. The last Saturday of each month promises to be nothing less than a dancefloor assault. For the opening Ivy Weekender, Ninja Tunes’ Treva Whateva and Sonar Kollektiv’s Domu take to the decks alongside the residents.

The venue itself holds about 80 revellers, but that’s the beauty of the space says Ali Herron, one half of Ooft. ‘The size of the venue means we can book guests who we respect without worrying about the stress of trying to fill a larger capacity space, and the financial pressures that entails,’ he says. ‘We’re not looking to make any money from this, we just want to have a good time.’

What we want to do is provide a fun night for people to come and enjoy themselves, but playing music that we love. It’s a back to basics approach for us. I think the idea of paying £20 plus just to go and see some big name DJs is getting very quickly outdated. We want to do our own thing in our own venue, and hopefully we can carry it off.’

With more quality guests lined up over the next few months including Sinden (Atlantic Jaxx), A Skillz (Fingerlickin’), Jimpster (Freerange) and Hint (Tru Thoughts), punters will be lucky enough to get up close and personal with some fine talent.

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