10 of the best club nights in Edinburgh and Glasgow this Halloween
- Arusa Qureshi
- 23 October 2017
Highlights include Elrow's Haunted Halloween House, the launch of Slam's Maximum Pressure and Denis Sulta's Spooktacular Halloween
Halloween may be on a weekday this year but don't let that stop you from donning your best spooky outfit and celebrating in an appropriate manner. Edinburgh and Glasgow both have some excellent parties lined up over the weekend and on the day itself, with sets from the likes of Jackmaster, Richie Hawtin and Jacques Greene. We round up some of the best events taking place across the two cities this Halloween.
Cowgate Halloween Foodbank Fundraiser
Some of Edinburgh's top DJs and promoters join forces to raise funds for a good cause, with sets from Lezure, Hector's House, Groovers, Ritual and more over three rooms. All proceeds from the night will be donated to food banks in Edinburgh and there will also be a raffle featuring prizes and tickets from local businesses.
Cowgate Halloween Foodbank Fundraiser, The Mash House, Edinburgh, Fri 27 Oct, 11am–5pm.
Maximum Pressure Halloween
Slam's new party series Maximum Pressure launches with a special Halloween edition, which sees a takeover of the entire SWG3 complex with appearances from Richie Hawtin, Rødhåd, Laurent Garnier, DeepChord, Jasper James and IDA.
Maximum Pressure Halloween, SWG3, Glasgow, Fri 27 Oct, 8pm–3am.
Elrow Edinburgh: Haunted Halloween House
Elrow bring their massive Halloween Haunted House production to Edinburgh for the first time, with a cracking lineup featuring Jackmaster B2B Jasper James, Art Department, Mall Grab and more plus interactive performers, stilt-walkers and street theatre. Expect spooky visuals and lots of surprises along the way.
Elrow Edinburgh: Haunted Halloween House, Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, Sat 28 Oct, noon–11pm.
One of many Sub Club Halloween events taking place over the weekend and beyond. Head to the club on Saturday for a Subculture Halloween special, featuring none other than Harri, who will be on the decks all night long.
Subculture Harriween, Sub Club, Glasgow, Sat 28 Oct, 11pm–3am.
Black Magic Nostalgic
Long-running Edinburgh club night Magic Nostalgic returns for a Halloween party where fancy dress is very much encouraged. The Magic Nostalgic wheel is spun every 30 minutes, determining what genre will be played next, with everything from power ballads and Motown to hip hop and boy bands making an appearance.
Black Magic Nostalgic, The Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh, Sat 28 Oct, 11pm–2am.
On the House & Broken Disco: Haunted Cabaret
A haunted cabaret Halloween party with live acts, dancers and performers as well as a spectacular visual showcase. Special guest Mia Dora joins residents Raeside, Broken Disco and Livingstone for a night of house and techno
On the House & Broken Disco: Haunted Cabaret, Wicked Lounge, Glasgow, Sat 28 Oct, 10pm–4am.
Jacques Greene Halloween
Genre-defining DJ and producer Jacques Greene returns to Glasgow following the release of his debut album Feel Infinite. Join him at the Berkeley Suite for a Halloween themed live set with M.Bootyspoon on support.
Jacques Greene Halloween, The Berkeley Suite, Glasgow, Sat 28 Oct, 11pm--3am.
Denis Sulta's Spooktacular Halloween
Denis Sulta presents a 12-hour Halloween bash taking place across two venues in the city. During the day, head to the Leith Theatre for sets from Sulta himself, Chaos in the CBD, Dixon Avenue Basement Jams and others still to be announced and then get shuttled to the Liquid Rooms in the evening where you'll find Big Miz, Kornel Kovacs and more playing into the wee hours.
The Leith Theatre & Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, Tue 31 Oct, 5pm--5am.
Attention/Please x Say No More's Halloween Spookdown
Long-time Subculture resident Domenic Cappello takes centre stage at Attention/Please x Say No More's Halloween Spookdown, with support from A/P and Say No More residents Keyden & Kopka and Kanga & Baz.
Attention/Please x Say No More's Halloween Spookdown, The Berkeley Suite, Glasgow, Tue 31 Oct, 11pm--3am.
A$AP Rocky Horror Picture Show
Hip Hop Time Machine host a special Halloween shindig, taking you on a Halloween journey through hip hop, from the old school all the way up to the present day. Enjoy a live interactive audio-visual set from DJ Nasty P, live break dancers, spooky decor and lots more.
A$AP Rocky Horror Picture Show, La Belle Angele, Edinburgh, Tue 31 Oct, 10pm--3am.