What's On Scotland 27 Jun-4 Jul: Paradise Palms 5th birthday

Celebrate five years of Paradise Palms this weekend, with celebrations kicking off tonight! Plus, THEM!, Art Car Boot Sale, Charlotte Prodger, DJ Nobu and more...

Feature by Nadia Younes | 27 Jun 2019
  • NikNak

Paradise Palms have brought us a dizzying maelstrom of wacky games, gigs and Buckfast cocktails over the years, and they’re celebrating some of those greatest hits at their fifth birthday.

They're kicking things off tonight with a party hosted by the Fringe’s alternative drag hit Polyfilla, featuring poetry from Iona Lee, live music by Maranta and sets from Palms regulars NikNak and Jacuzzi General. There will also be party games, drinks and nibbles from Palms' veggie/vegan food-supplying residents Lucky Pig.

They continue, and conclude, the celebrations on Sunday night, when the Palms staff will be facing off with the EH-FM family in a "DJ death match". Get down to see who will win the almighty battle and steal the crown as Edinburgh's best DJ collective (sort of).

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