The best Christmas clubs in Glasgow and Edinburgh 2010
Optimo, Tackno, Colours, Taste, Karnival and Madchester among Christmas and Boxing Day clubbing highlights
If staying in with the family just isn’t your thing over Christmas there’s a few options to get you out on the dancefloor. Things are a bit quieter on Christmas Day itself with a few chart and party venues opening their doors (including the North Pole Party at the Garage, Glasgow which promises fake snow); however the annual Taste Escape Christmas Party (Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh) is bowing out this year as Fisher & Price play out one last Chrimbo dance selection.
By the time Boxing Day rolls around out come the big guns: Colours Winter Party (Arches, Glasgow) Sander Van Doorn, Menno de Jong, Mauro Picotto, Fergie, D Ramirez and more for a hot house/trance/techno mix. There’s more house at the Sunday Circus Boxing Day Party (Venue tbc, Glasgow) with special guest Dyed Soundorom (Freak n’ Chic); but if you want something a bit harder Darkside Meets Infexious (Soundhaus, Glasgow) welcomes Holland’s Neophyte, The Beholder and Tymon (Industrial Strength).
Karnival’s Boxing Day Soma Party (Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh) features deep techno and house from Slam and Silicone Soul; while the Madchester (Liquid Room, Edinburgh) celebrates its 16th Boxing Day party with a guest DJ set from Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets); if you fancy some dubstep and bass check out DJ Producer at Mutiny (The Store, Edinburgh) while Tipsy (Lulu, Edinburgh) supply the hip hop, R&B and urban with G Child (1 Xtra).
Various venues, Glasgow & Edinburgh, 25 & 26 Dec