Celtic Connections 2013 presents
Fri 25 Jan 2013 | 9pm-3am | £10 + bf
Back by popular demand after its sellout debut in 2012, the Beat Bothy takes over The Arches for the ultimate Celtic club night. Your hosts once again are Glasgow-based trio Halcyon – guitarist Barry Reid, accordionist John Somerville and fiddler Adam Sutherland – cooking up headily kaleidoscopic concoctions of folk, electronica and bangin’ dance beats.
Expanding the sonic palette into a truly global dimension, a special collaborative appearance by Glaswegian Sikh duo Tigerstyle teams their groundbreaking marriage of bhangra, Punjabi folk and electronic dance music – self-styled digi-bhang – with brilliantly inventive accordion/fiddle duo Angus Lyon and Ruaridh Campbell.
All the way from Lisbon, Batida is the multi-media brainchild of Angolan/Portuguese DJ Pedro Coquenão, splicing Angolan traditional and pop music with heavy electro-grooves, in carnivalesque performances featuring dancers, live sampling, MCs and visuals.
Like all tonight’s acts, Glasgow four-piece Laki Mera explore the interface between digital and organic, live and programmed sounds, in richly atmospheric tapestries of contrasting textures and moods, sewn through with Laura Donnelly‘s hauntingly fragile vocals.
In between the live music, a special guest DJ will keep the dancefloor filled throughout the night.
Please enter through Argyle Street entrance
IMPORTANT CUSTOMER INFORMATION:
Arches clubs are open to 18s and over, with valid ID required for entry. We work closely with Police Scotland and have adopted many operational procedures which we believe help provide a safer clubbing environment. The Arches operates a strict zero tolerance drugs policy and is committed to protecting the health and safety of our customers, whom we urge to act responsibly at all times.
The Arches want everyone to enjoy themselves when clubbing so please stay safe and look after each other.
If you have any queries, please email email@example.com or call us on 0141 565 1000.
As Scotland’s original superclub, the Arches is the stuff of clubbing legend. There really is no other venue like it in the world.
Repeatedly voted one of the top 100 clubs in the world in DJ magazine, the industrial brick arches are home to a continuous roster of the world’s most in demand DJs and producers from across the dance spectrum, whether it be minimal techno, big bassline electro, hardstyle, deep house, UK bass, dubstep or trance.
With a Funktion 1 soundsystem and three fully stocked bars spread over six subterranean arches, the space is transformed each weekend depending on the faces behind the decks. From huge, sell out nights with platinum selling Ibiza trendsetters such as Alesso and Laidback Luke or legendary acts such as Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox and Jeff Mills, to the hottest, most-hyped names on the dance scene’s lips – from Jamie Jones and Nina Kraviz to Jackmaster and Omar S, ours is one of the most diverse club programmes in the city.
As well as the Arches’ own club nights, which have recently brought the likes of Hot Creations label, Madeon and Chase & Status to the venue, for many fans the Arches is synonymous with either of its two biggest nights, Pressure and Colours.
Slam have now been playing and promoting in the Arches since 1992 with their monthly techno and house night Pressure celebrating it’s 16th anniversary in November 2014. Normally taking place on the last Friday of the month, Pressure sees the biggest names in the game playing regularly, with guests like Richie Hawtin, Ben Klock, Laurent Garnier, Joris Voorn, Maya Jane Coles, Pan-Pot, Chris Liebing, Dave Clarke, Len Faki, Dubfire, Gary Beck, Visonquest, Heidi, Vitalic and Green Velvet joining resident DJs Slam in recent times.
Scotland’s biggest dance promoter, Colours regularly bring the biggest and best names in big room house, tech-house, electro and trance to the venue, with recent guests including Alesso, Otto Knows, Laidback Luke, Dannic, Hardwell, Markus Schulz, Showtek, Gareth Emery, Nervo, AN21 & Max Vangeli, Nicky Romero and many more.
The Arches Box Office | 0141 565 1000 | boxoffice at thearches dot co dot uk