Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Glasgow Mod Weekender 25-28 June 2009
GLASGOW MOD WEEKENDER 25 – 28 JUNE 2009
It's not long now until the much awaited 7th Glasgow Mod Weekender, and the organisers are working hard to present their best weekender yet.
Friday Street, Scotland’s Premier Mod Club, is behind the Weekender and running from Thursday 25th until Sunday 28th June, there will be four night time events and two day time events with enough of a variety of music for everyone to enjoy themselves. Starting at the Weekender’s spiritual home, McChuills on Glasgow’s High Street, the welcome party on Thursday night has Friday Street resident DJ’s Mikey and Paul joined by guest DJs and Glasgow garage band, The Laynes. Visit www.myspace.com/thelaynes for a preview of their sounds.
Last years Friday and Saturday nights at the Winchester Club were two of the best yet, and with this years special guest DJ Michael Wink from Berlin’s Blowup Club, this will not disappoint. Other guests joining Mikey, Paul and fellow resident Lenny Harkins (ex Caley Soul, Glasgow) are Andrew Symington (Divine, Glasgow), Gav Arno (Pow Wow, Sheffield) and Holly and Sarah (Eyes Wide Open, Glasgow).
Saturday and Sunday afternoon’s at McChuills are always a good opportunity to hear a wide range of mod sounds, from the earliest R&B to ska, soul and psych from a collective of local and visiting DJs. There will be all sorts of stalls selling vintage clothes, records, cds and mod memorabilia. On Saturday afternoon there’s a real treat with a live set from soul band Berry Tweed & the Chasers (www.myspace.com/berrytweedandthechasers).
On Sunday afternoon there’s more DJs, and the line-up of scooters outside the venue is a sight to behold. Last year almost 100 scooters were lined up in preparation for the competition and rideout through Glasgow. Sunday night at The Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick Street has the goodbye party where the Weekender DJs play good old Mod classics.
There’s a huge choice of accommodation in Glasgow from low cost motels, to boutique hotels. The Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick Street, Merchant City is offering reduced rates to all attending the Weekender. Call 0141 552 0001 to book, and quote Friday Street Mod Weekender. Alternatively, within a few minutes walk you’ll find The Merchant Lodge, Travel Inn etc. The Friday Street Myspace page has a full list of hotels.
If you’re looking for a little respite from all the music, Glasgow has probably one of the best shopping centre’s outside London and Manchester, with exclusive designer wear, independent and chain stores as well as quirky vintage shops. The Merchant City area also hosts numerous top restaurants, bistros and cafes.
Admission is free to Thursday and Sunday night and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Tickets for admission to Friday and Saturday night at The Winchester Club are on sale now priced £6 from The Red Lizard Pub, Bell Street or from www.ticketweb.co.uk Any remaining tickets will be sold on the night priced £10.
For further information on the Glasgow Mod Weekender please visit www.myspace.com/fridaystreet or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit www.seeglasgow.com for accommodation and cultural information.