Hemingway Design bring their Vintage Festival to Glasgow

Vintage Glasgow

Out with the new, in with the old: a weekend to party like it's 1939

Festivals? They’re so last century. No, really. Scotland’s first Vintage Festival (Glasgow, Sat 27-Sun 28 Jul), run by Red Or Dead’s Wayne Hemingway, takes a Quickstep back in time to somewhere between the 1920s and the 1980s and revels in the fashion, music, food, beauty and film of a bygone age.

Go full flapper with the help of some 1920s scran and authentic dance instruction at the Charleston Brunch (Old Fruitmarket, Sat 27 Jul), continuing the theme with the Great Gatsby 1920s Fashion Show (City Halls, Sun 28 Jul). If you still can't get enough of drop waists and beaded headwear (other decades are available), try the Vintage Marketplace (Candleriggs, Sat 27--Sun 28 Jul) for some top browsing and rummaging.

Jump forward a fashion moment or two and attract the attention of a GI at the 1940s Torch Club (Old Fruitmarket, Sun 28 Jul), where you can blow a few ration coupons on getting your hair did like a member of La Résistance and dance the foxtrot with the help of an 18-piece swing orchestra.

There's no focus on one particular period; instead, the weekend time travels from inter-war through to 50s rock'n'roll, 70s soul and 80s disco. Basically it's a chance get togged to the bricks without being a stool pigeon, ya dig? Well, you might as well enter properly into the spirit of the thing.

Various venues (Merchant City, Glasgow), Sat 27--Sun 28 Jul.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

Vintage Trouble

Old school dirty rhythm'n'blues fronted by a charismatic soul shouter with the fancy footwork of James Brown down pat.

Concorde 2, Brighton

Mon 1 Aug 2022

£26.40 / 01273 673311

Lafayette, London N1C

Sat 30 Jul 2022


Leeds University Union

Tue 26 Jul 2022

£24 / 0113 3801 400

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Vintage Glasgow

Hemingway Design bring their Vintage Festival format to Glasgow, featuring music, fashion, film, design and dance that celebrates British creativity from the 1920s to 1980s. In the evening time, things get fancy dress with Vintage Nightclubs themed Soul Casino on Saturday and the Torch Club on Sunday.

The Vintage Sunday Social

DJs Eddie Piller, Paul Molloy, Mikey Collins, Simon Hodge and Mark Robb play the finest exponents of bookaloo, ska, freakbeat and more. Booking is essential.

Vintage Hair and Beauty Salon

Decade-specific makeovers to keep you looking and feeling fabulous, day and night. Booking is essential.

The Vintage Market Place

The finest purveyors of vintage clothes, accessories, mid century modern homewares, records, music memorabilia and up-cycled ephemera.

Vintage Great Gatsby 1920s Fashion Show

Thirty-six looks capturing the 1920s hit the runway with pieces from spring/summer and autumn/winter 2013 House of Fraser stock, with live music from Lou Hickey. Booking is essential.

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