Profile: the Riverside Festival, featuring 2manydjs, Pan-Pot, Tiga and more
Jamie Jones, Visionquest, Francois K and DJ Sneak will also be playing the dance music two-dayer
This article is from 2014.
Where and when?
Riverside Museum, Sat 3 & Sun 4 May, 4–11pm.
What’s it all about?
A collaboration between five-year-old urban weekender organisers Electric Frog and 20-year-old techno event kings Pressure, this is the second time the pair have joined forces to host this rather brave outdoors festival (there are two covered stages, naturally). Having expanded across two days, the line-up remains a solid homage to house and techno, with big, floor-filling favourites squeezed up against each other. Any nervousness one may have regarding the temperamental Glasgow weather really didn’t come to fruition last year: when the sun began to set over the ragged Clyde skyline, you really could have been anywhere in Europe. Proper Europe.
On Saturday we have 2manydjs, Vitalic (live), Pan-Pot, Slam, Tiga, Matthew Dear, Derrick May, Felix Da Housecat, Andrew Weatherall and Moritz Von Oswald while Sunday features Jamie Jones, Visionquest, Francois K, DJ Sneak b2b Cajmere, Derrick Carter and Lord of the Isles (live).
Any highlights to watch out for?
DJ Sneak and Cajmere playing back-to-back on the house stage should be fairly special, and festival promoter Dave Clarke recommends the Pan-Pot vs Slam exclusive.
Which less well-known acts should we catch?
‘There are two that everyone should make the effort to see,’ says Clarke. ‘Moritz Von Oswald, and the Lord of the Isles live show.’
Have any frogs been harmed in the making of this event?