Scottish Clubbing Highlights: April 2023

April sees A LOT of Birthdays including Lezure, Eutony, and Loose Joints, and we also see the start of festival season with Terminal V

Preview by Heléna Stanton | 28 Mar 2023
  • Terminal V

Kicking off April in Dundee, a new festival raises money for The Brain Tumour Charity – DEMFEST has a huge lineup with Scotland's biggest local talent, including Jasper James, a really exciting new take to clubbing at Dundee Student Union (1 Apr).

Easter weekend is a big one for any clubbers. Luca Eck is launching their record label 2626 Group presenting their premiere b2b show with Berghain regular Nur Jaber and a fantastic vinyl-only set by local favourite DJ Smoker in Stereo. In La Cheetah, Lezure celebrates its 8th birthday with Clone Records Selecta Mad Miran. Over in Edinburgh, Miss World invites nu-garage enthusiast Ell Murphy to Sneaky Pete’s (7 Apr). Terminal V returns; the first multi-stage Scottish electronic festival of the year with over 80 artists, expect big main room techno and impressive stage design at Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh (7 & 8 Apr). Lewis Lowe of Redstone Press invites Tano to Sneaky Pete’s (7 Apr). In Glasgow, Loose Joints Celebrates its seventh birthday with Tolouse Low Trax, Mother, DJ Peanut and Dilly Joints (8 Apr). On Easter Sunday MPC bring Amsterdam’s KI/KI – this will have a lot of rave euphoria (9 Apr).

Om Unit debuts his live show, Acid Dub Studies (Live), at Nice N Sleazy, with support from Elanda, Lewis Lowe, Han and General Ludd (22 Apr). Over at La Cheetah Eutony celebrates their sixth birthday with Lacchesi, and VXYX b2b D4N, a big night of trance and techno (22 Apr). A.D.S.R invites Liza Akin to La Cheetah for a mid-week party – expect breaks and techno (26 Apr). Erosion is back after a recent sell-out at Stereo, with Ploy and Jay Duncan expecting lots of bass and breaks (28 Apr). Midland is at The Berkeley Suite with Shoot Your Shot – big ballads and multi-genre mixing will be expected (29 Apr).