Platform 18 Glasgow: Dance Music Royalty to perform for three days in West Street this weekend

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Glasgow dance music fans are gearing up for three days of outdoor raves with the return of the Platform 18 festival this weekend.

Musical royalty is expected to perform in the atmospheric setting under the West Street rail bridges, with the first day of the dance festival kicking off tomorrow (Friday).

Throughout the weekend, artists like Richie Hawtin, Fjaak, Ben Sims and Luke Slater will perform live, just steps from the banks of the River Clyde.

The Friday date was recently added, ensuring that the Platform 18 festival of the year is the biggest yet.

Organizers say: “Platform 18 is delighted to add a third date to its mighty September Street Festival, where it will host dance music royalty on Glasgow’s West Street!

The famous street party initiators are back with not one, but three outdoor raves on the south bank of the Clyde River. Resident and curator Ivan Kutz has gone all out for the newly added Friday date. “

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“Ben Sims, Luke Slater, Harvey McKay, Sosak (aka Gary Beck), Lunarpatz take center stage on Friday. We will also get a special rate live set from the techno festival veteran Surgeon.

“A real highlight for the locals will be Glasgow favorite Ben Sims, who has spent his conscious life exploring the many facets of underground dance music.”

“The electrifying performances scheduled for Friday really add volume to the weekend’s already very diverse musical lineup.”



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As in previous years, mental health will be at the heart of the event. Ivan has been supporting the Scottish Mental Health Association (SAMH) since 2013, in memory of his close friend.

Speaking before the start of the festival, he said: “The SAMH charity is very close to my heart since losing a close friend to suicide… it inspired me to organize the street party and build it. all around mental health awareness. “

Over £ 5,000 has already been generated for the charity and festival organizers explained in more detail: “We looked at this and found an effective way to connect with 18-25 year olds through the power of electronic music with over 10,000 event attendees over the years. “

Meanwhile, Chloe Watson, Community and Events Fundraiser at SAMH, shared her appreciation for the support of Platform 18, commenting, “We are delighted that Platform 18 has chosen to support SAMH.

“Music is a great way to connect with others and break down the stigma surrounding mental health.

“From everyone at SAMH, a big thank you to everyone who has helped us be there for the people who need us.”

Tickets are still available for Friday and can be purchased here.

To find out more about the Platform 18 festival, including the full lineup, you can visit Platform 18 on Facebook, here.


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