Scottish Clubbing Highlights: January 2023

2023 starts off with a BOOM – join us as we review January’s best club nights in Edinburgh, Glasgow and across Scotland

Article by Heléna Stanton | 05 Jan 2023
  • Josey Rebelle

2023 starts off strong. Stereo has a monster lineup with Aquarian, DJ Amtrak and Bake on 13 January. One for break and deconstructed club lovers.

The same weekend sees another busy one for Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh. HOT MESS, Edinburgh’s longest running queer party, has resident Simonotron all night (13 Jan), while Redstone Press return with Lewis Lowe all night on the 14th; big bass, UK club bangers are to be expected.

The 20 January brings BALLADS: a new night at The Poetry Club with SILKARMOUR, COMFORT. The purpose of this night is to combine live experimental gigs of goth and punk with DJs. Nearby on the same night, RARE Club presents Tommy Holohan at SWG3, a big night for fans of trance and techno.

EPiKA return to Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh with a lot of snares & claps, support from Penstkart and ona:v (23 Jan) – this is one of the few nights in Edinburgh specialising in electro.

Erol Alkan.
Erol Alkan

Over at Audio in Glasgow, Event Research Programme (ERP) invites Josey Rebelle, support from DJ Peg, Jemima (DJ), Brunnera (Live) and Boosterhooch (DJ), huge bookings from the patron pledge sustainable night (27 Jan), while the following night Erol Alkan is at The Berkeley Suite all night long.

On the same night in Edinburgh, DJ Heartstring have their first Scottish appearance, at The Bongo Club. The German duo’s sound is fast becoming a combination of euphoric lyrics and down-tempo techno – this night will have something for everyone.

Finally, on 29 January at The Berkeley Suite, Missing Persons Club have some VERY special guests – keep an eye on this.