The Arches present
Sat 4 Oct 2014 | 7pm-10pm | £12 + £1.20 BF & £1.50 TF (Web Only) | 14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an 18+ adult)
Signed to Andy C’s RAM Records, London’s Wilkinson is one of the biggest names in UK drum and bass. Get ready to reach for the lasers – this October, Wilkinson brings his full-on, high-intensity live show to The Arches for one night only.
Following his massive anthem ‘Afterglow‘ (featuring Becky Hill), which smashed into the top ten in 2013 selling quarter of a million copies, Wilkinson became one of the most talked-about producers and DJs in the bass music spectrum. Championed early on by Radio 1′s Annie Mac, Zane Lowe and MistaJam, his success has been assured since his first big track dropped in 2010 on a Hospital Records compilation. He moved to RAM Records later that year, dropping the EP Moonwalker/Samurai.
Last October, he released the phenomenal album Lazers Not Included , reaching number 2 in the UK dance music chart. The album’s most recent single, ‘Half Light,’ a collaboration with singer Tom Cane, was released in June, as Wilkinson began preparing to drop Lazers Not Included 2.0 – slated for release in August. Since the release of his RAM Records debut, he has produced for the likes of Katy B, Wretch 32, Wiley, Ed Sheeran, Angel Haze and Knytro, among others.
Playing live and mixing drum and bass classics into his sets, Wilkinson’s show is a huge production – hi-octane, intense and loud, so get ready to watch those bassbins! After absolutely smashing it back in May at BBC Radio 1′s Big Weekend, Glasgow bass fans will be ready and primed for Wilkinson’s return. This promises to be an eclectic, crowd-pleasing show – and in the live arena, lasers ARE included.
14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an 18+ adult)
Enter via Midland Street
Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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