Scottish Clubbing Highlights: July 2022

From birthday parties to festivals, the summer of love is upon us and all we want to do is dance! This month across Scotland, you can catch the likes of Violet, Jon K, Kerri Chandler, DJ Lag and many more...

Feature by Nadia Younes | 05 Jul 2022
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There are two big parties taking place across Scotland, no matter what your music taste, to kick off the first weekend of the month (or at least the first weekend by our print schedule).

In Glasgow, there’s A Night of Italo Disco at The Berkeley Suite. And in Edinburgh the following night, Redstone Press & Friends returns to Sneaky Pete’s with Jon K, Elle Andrews and Lewis Lowe in tow.

Then it’s back to Glasgow we go for a couple of birthday parties, and my brief yet feeble attempt to wedge in as many door puns as possible. First up, legendary Glasgow recording studio The Green Door Studio celebrates its 15th birthday party at The Old Hairdressers on 9 July. And as one door closes, another one opens (yes, I’m aware this doesn’t make sense in this context), as the following week The Yellow Door celebrates its eighth birthday party at The Berkeley Suite on 15 July.

Dundee troupe Le Freak and friends bring a new day festival to the city with their Newport Pier party – not the one made famous by The O.C. we’re afraid – on 16 July. The same weekend in Glasgow, the legendary Sub Club celebrates its 30th anniversary with its two-day ​​Sub Club Southside Weekender in the Queen’s Park Arena on 16 & 17 July, with headliners Hunee and Kerri Chandler.

Gqoming in hot this month is Gqom pioneer DJ Lag, following the release of his debut album, Meeting with the King, earlier this year. He plays Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on 23 July. And if you fancy a warm-up, Isoscelees are throwing a party at Leith Arches, with all proceeds going to the Scottish Refugee Council.

And there’s one last festival to round off the month, as new kids on the block Junction 1 bring their summer festival to Glasgow’s Morris Park from 29-31 July. Across the weekend, you can expect to catch an eclectic mix of acts, including The Wailers, Soul II Soul, Groove Armada and Kelis, as well as more local names like Rebecca Vasmant and Nightwave.