Scottish Clubs Highlights: May 2022

May sees Danny L Harle, Two Shell and Midland hit Scotland's clubs, while festival highlights include Shapes at the Jail, Cultivate, and Fly Open Air

Feature by Nadia Younes | 29 Apr 2022
  • Danny L Harle

May gets off to a flying start, as one of the most influential producers in modern pop music, Danny L Harle, brings his virtual club experience, Harlecore, to life on his UK tour. The PC Music affiliate – known for his collaborations with the likes of Caroline Polachek and Charli XCX – will be playing two back-to-back dates in Scotland at the start of the month, stopping off in Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s on 5 May and Glasgow’s Broadcast on 6 May.

And the big hitters just keep coming from there. Plant Bass'd and Mile High join forces to bring the duo on everyone’s lips – or at least all over Twitter – Two Shell to The Bongo Club in Edinburgh on 5 May. The following night, Miss World bring former member of 6 Figure Gang and recent resident at Berlin queer party Mala Junta, Yazzus, to Sneaky Pete’s.

There’s a Berkeley Suite doubler on 6 and 7 May. First up, We Should Hang Out More bring the brains behind London’s DialledIn Festival – focused on showcasing the sounds of the South Asian underground – Ahadadream to Glasgow. Then, Shoot Your Shot invite a DJ and producer that needs no introduction, Midland, along for their latest party.

We would say pause for breath here, but there’s no rest for the wicked as we get into May’s festival highlights. And, this month, they take us to some extremely varying locations; from Stirling Old Town Jail, where Shapes at the Jail takes place on 14 May, to Aberdeen’s Beach Esplanade for Cultivate Festival from 14-15 May, to the palatial setting of Hopetoun House in South Queensferry for FLY Open Air from 21-22 May.

Round off the month with a few more, as Industrial Estate return to The Mash House for their second party in the capital on 20 May, with a big techno B2B from Animal Farm resident NEOMA and Eutony boss VXYX. Houseplants bring London-based DJ Lady Passion up to Glasgow for a vinyl-only set at The Berkeley Suite on 26 May, and Stereo team up with Manchester collective Mutualism on 27 May, to bring us sets from BFTT, Clemency and Iceboy Violet.