Scottish Clubbing Highlights: September 2021

Clubs are back, and so are festivals! Here are the best ones you should go to this month...

Feature by Nadia Younes | 31 Aug 2021
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An events column?! With club nights?! And festivals?! It’s almost like it’s 2019 again! While most clubs across Scotland opened their doors as soon as they possibly could after being given the go-ahead to reopen on 9 August, some opted to hold off a little longer. But, this month, it’s all systems go and Scotland’s promoters have got you covered for all your dancing needs.

Sub Club officially reopened its doors on 27 August, with a full weekend of partying across three nights, and they’re doing it all over again on the first weekend of September. This time around, though, proceedings will run from Thursday to Saturday, with parties from All U Need, Optimo and Harri & Domenic.

In Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s will also be reopening this month, returning to its usual set-up after briefly rebranding as a bar and pizza parlour, serving Civerinos pizza. The reopening will see the return of old favourites like Heaters (1 Sep) and Miss World (3 Sep), and the launch of new parties, including Morrison Street Collective (6 Sep) and Stand B-Side (9 Sep).

September also sees the return of festivals, as Riverside Festival is back at Glasgow’s Riverside Museum from 3-5 September with a brand new stage from Clyde Built Radio featuring a whole host of local talent. Shapes at the Jail is back behind bars at Stirling Old Town Jail on 11 September, FLY Open Air swoops into Princes Street Gardens from 17-19 September, Platform 18 Street Festival heads to Glasgow's West Street from 24-26 September, and Cultivate returns to Aberdeen from 25-26 September.

Elsewhere, Boiler Room bring their Open Dancefloors tour to Dundee’s Fat Sams and Aberdeen’s Unit 51 on 10 and 11 September respectively. And, in terms of international bookings, La Cheetah Club presents DJ Stingray 313 on 10 September, Fatima Yamaha plays SWG3 on 24 September, and Pulse and Substance team up to bring Berghain resident Boris (the other one) to The Mash House on 25 September.