Scottish Clubbing Highlights: April 2022

As we launch into festival season, this month's highlights include the return of Terminal V and none other than The Slam Tent, as well as a 25th anniversary celebration from Optimo, and much more...

Feature by Nadia Younes | 29 Mar 2022
  • Loraine James

An early feature this month is Szentek's Moving Castle, which will bring Donk connoisseur (Donkonnoisseur?) Asquith, Shoot Your Shot’s Bonzai Bonner, and more to Mains Castle in Dundee on 1 April.

If you’re not quite ready for festival season yet, there’s a double whammy at Stereo on 1 April, as Club Sylkie makes its Glasgow debut with diessa in tow. The following night, the venue continues its Stereo presents series with Manuka Honey and Bianca Oblivion. Sneaky Pete’s and Palidrone join forces to bring Night Music to Edinburgh in The Fruitmarket Gallery’s new space on 15 April, and they’ve invited DjRUM, Loraine James, and object blue to join the party.

It’s all systems go for Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Terminal V returns with its Resurgence event at the Royal Highland Centre on 16 and 17 April. Over in Glasgow, London label Scuffed Recordings host a party at Stereo on 16 April, showcasing some of the label’s talents. And Glasgow’s Sunday seshers have Lunacy to thank for sorting out their Easter Sunday party plans, as they invite Young Marco and Elena Colombi to join residents at Drygate on 17 April.

The team behind FLY bring back The Slam Tent for one weekend only (or at least for now) to Hopetoun House in South Queensferry from 29 April-1 May, with a heavy focus on local talent. Alternatively, you could opt for something a bit more lowkey, as this year’s Tectonics Glasgow festival celebrates the work of Scottish electronic music pioneer Janet Beat in a series of events taking place from 30 April-1 May.

And *deep breath* finally, end the month on a massive high as Optimo celebrate 25 years (!!) with help from Melting Pot and Heverlee. On 30 April, Queen’s Park Recreation Ground will be transformed into an Optimo funfair, with the duo themselves DJing, a live performance from Free Love, and a stage curated by Electric Shores featuring DJ sets and live performances from Nightwave, Bemz, and Junglehussi B2B Plantainchipps