The Big Beach Ball

Preview by Calum Sutherland | 30 Mar 2012

The salty shores of the granite palace are set to be smashed to bits this May, by way of a unique and unseen-in-Aberdeen all day party, The Big Beach Ball. Created and curated in part by the people of Club Snafu, one of the very few viable venues for alternative electronic music in the city, the Big Beach Ball presents the kind of outing long desired by fans of underground music in the north east. Set in the resplendent surroundings of the iconic and oft-overlooked Beach Ball Room, the debut of Aberdeen’s first alternative festival is set to welcome around 2,000 hedonists who are undoubtedly going to get what they came for. 

Spanning 12 hours of live music and DJ sets, and plucking the choicest cuts from the local and national circuit, the Big Beach Ball will see many of the city’s employers reaching repeatedly for their holiday rotas as Heartthrob (M_nus) and Tiger and Woods (Editainment) top the bill. Home grown talent comes in the form of Glasgow storm trooper collective Bigfoot’s Tea Party, youthman reggae/dub team Chungo Bungo, disco duo Den Haan, Scottish Alternative Music Award winners Fridge Magnets, local heroes The Little Kicks and Aberdeen’s own inimitable party starters Minival, while Glasgow duo Slam, who should by now require no introduction, pour further fuel on the fire as they present a much sought after and highly anticipated house set - rarely heard, never forgotten. Keep an eye out for further line-up releases, with early bird tickets long gone. The Big Beach Ball will be here before you know it.

Aberdeen Beach Ball Room, Sun 6 May 1pm-12am, £24.50 + BF until Sun 15 Apr, £27.50 + BF then on