5 reasons to go to Coloursfest
- David Pollock
- 17 May 2011
Scotland's favourite dancefest returns to Braehead
1 It’s the 10th anniversary Colours themselves have worked out that’s 500 artists over 90 hours and 50 arenas in the last decade. As Scotland’s longest-running dedicated dance festival, it’s surely due some deserved recognition on its big day.
2 It sticks to a winning formula On the banks of the Clyde, with five indoor and outdoor arenas based around the Braehead complex and a bunch of amusements and sideshows, Coloursfest has hit upon a combination that’s led to a sell-out for the last six years running.
3 Superstar DJs … The occasion means this will be the biggest line-up yet, with trance icons Ferry Corsten and Eddie Halliwell co-headlining the main arena, alongside Gareth Emery, Judge Jules and newcomer Dash Berlin. The second arena will host a smoother house sound, featuring headliner Pete Tong alongside Chuckie, Robbie Rivera, Martin Solveig and many more.
4 … here we go! Ibiza’s Judgement Sundays will host the outdoor arena, featuring another set from Jules amongst others. Then the Back to the Future arena welcomes all the hard house and hardstyle whistle posses, with sets from Headhunterz, Tatanka, Tommyknocker, Endymion and more. Finally the Nu-Generation arena showcases up-and-coming talent including DJ Tydi.
5 It’s Scotland’s radgest festival T in the Park? Pah. It’s like Royal Ascot in comparison. The DJs who come to Coloursfest play hard and so do their fans, with a playlist drawn from the harder edges of the trance and techno genres. It’s not for the faint hearted, but annual crowds of around 10,000, as the rallying cry has it, ‘go fuckin’ mental’ for it.
Braehead Arena & Waterfront, Glasgow, Sat 4 Jun.