What's On Scotland 12-19 Jul: Glasgow Pride
With Edinburgh’s Pride celebrations taking place last month, it’s left to Glasgow Pride to pick up where they left off, so grab your glitter and start making plans. Plus, Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, Sneaky Pete's 10th Birthday Big Day Out and more...
In the immortal words of the Pet Shop Boys, go west this weekend, where Glasgow Pride takes over Kelvingrove Park for two whole days of celebrations. Follow the parade through the City Centre and up to the park on Saturday, where Lasgo V Ian Van Dahl and The Sundaes will be performing, among others. On Sunday, the game really steps up though, as Mel C and Courtney Act take to the park's stage, while the after party will feature a performance from, the one and only, Steps. Brush up on your 5, 6, 7, 8 ASAP.
If you're looking for post-festival plans on Saturday night, then take your pick from either Love Boutique at SWG3 or PUSH IT: Pride! at Stereo. The former returns for the first time in 20 years, since launching at The Arches as a monthly one-nighter in 1994 and setting Glasgow's gay nightlife scene alight; the latter is a more recent institution, with their monthly themed nights always completely packed out.
BSB: Dancing on Tables, CRYSTAL & Gallus
Broadcast, Glasgow. 12 Jul, 7pm
Broadcast Summer Breakdowns continues with another free show tonight. Dunfermline pop rockers Dancing on Tables, Glasgow grunge four-piece CRYSTAL (pictured) and Glasgow indie lot Gallus are all lined up for another night of impressive, emerging Scottish musical talent. Image: James A. Grant
SWG3, Glasgow. 15 Jul, 7pm
The Dewaele brothers take a break from being 2manydjs and return to their preceding Soulwax moniker. Having released their first album in over a decade last year, the Belgian group clearly caught a bit of a creative bug, returning just over a year later with new album Essential and a series of shows in support. Image: Jennifer McCord
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Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
Various venues, Edinburgh. 13-22 Jul
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival celebrates its 40th year, continuing to showcase acts working in every realm of both genres. Also celebrating an anniversary – but for them, their tenth – is Italian group Rumba de Bodas (pictured), who return to the festival’s Spiegeltent following a string of sold out shows last year. British institution Jools Holland also returns to tinkle the ivories with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.
Doune the Rabbit Hole
Cardross Estate, Port of Monteith. 13-15 Jul
Looking for a music and arts festival you can take the kids to? Well, family-friendly festival Doune the Rabbit Hole allows you to do just that. This year’s music line-up includes live performances from the likes of Akala (pictured), Temples and The Orielles, as well as DJ sets from Sofay and Sarra Wild and a full activities schedule, including morning yoga and a travelling library. Image: Sara Cameron
Brian Griffin: POP
Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow. Until 16 Sep
Brian Griffin has shot album covers, single sleeves, posters and press for everyone from Iggy Pop to Kate Bush (pictured) and is recognised as one of the most influential British photographers of the 70s and 80s. First issued as a book last year, POP showcases Griffin’s music photography, including over 160 record covers from more than 100 bands and musicians. Image: Brian Griffin
Scotland Vegan Festival
Hampden Park, Glasgow. 14 Jul, 10.30am
Tofu, tempeh, seitan; there are more meat-alternatives now than we ever thought possible, and they're all actually tasty too. If you're not quite sure about that statement, then find out for yourself at Scotland Vegan Festival on Saturday, where 100 stalls will be making, selling and teaching you about vegan products. As well as the food there will also be workshops, yoga classes and even a psychic medium, obviously.
Sneaky Pete's 10th Birthday Big Day Out
Meet at Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh. 15 Jul, times vary
Beloved Edinburgh venue, Sneaky Pete's turns 10 this year and you can count on them to celebrate in style. We've got a pair of tickets to give away to the day-long party; all you have to do is send us your favourite Sneaky's memory over the last 10 years to firstname.lastname@example.org. Competition closes tomorrow (13 July) at midday, so be quick and start reminiscing. Image: Nick Stewart
Nightrave x La Cheetah: 5th Birthday Special / Nightwave & Friends
La Cheetah Club, Glasgow. 13 Jul, 11pm
Also celebrating a birthday is Glasgow DJ Nightwave's (pictured) genre-traversing club night, Nightrave. The party's namesake promised to bring "a mystery selection of close DJ pals" along for the ride, and that she has, with LISALööF, NATALIE and Wardy all joining her behind the booth on the night. Expect party vibes as soon as the doors open, especially since the first 50 go free. Image: Natalie Davidson