Electric Frog Street Carnival
- Richie Meldrum
- 20 August 2009
The Notting HIll spirit comes to Glasgow
‘The Street Carnival came about from us deciding that we’re the north’s version of the Nottinghill Carnival in London,’ explains Jack Revell, aka Numbers DJ Jackmaster and one of the people behind The Electric Frog Street Carnival, a new all day event taking place at the SWG3 gallery warehouse space in the west of the city, ‘I’m sure in 5 years time you’ll see Jack’s Reggae Reggae Sauce on sale worldwide’. A brave claim, but condiments franchises aside, this could be what Glasgow’s been crying out for.
For one reason or the weather, outdoor events in the Scotland’s cities have rarely been attempted. Electric Frog aims to set that right, and with a nicely weighted stack of local and international DJs and producers they’re not wasting time on warm ups. ‘The line up was carefully drawn up with a view to creating a flowing event that has no fillers,’ says Revell. ‘It’s all action from when the doors open at 2pm ‘til they close at 11pm. The likes of Tim Sweeney and Tim Goldsworthy, along with Rahaan and Floating Points will all perform in the afternoon, whilst Theo Parrish, Stacey Pullen, Optimo, Den Haan and ourselves will be performing in the evening.’ It appears all bases are reassuringly covered, and even the weather has been tamed. ‘We’ve organised two large gazebo structures and space heaters in case the weather is unpleasant, but hopefully they won’t be needed: it will be a gorgeous bank holiday weekend and the site will be completely open.’
SWG3/Eastvale Place, Glasgow, Sun 30 Aug