The Great Western
Various Venues, Glasgow.
This event is for 18 and over - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.
SONGHOY BLUES | !!! (CHK CHK CHK) | CASS MCCOMBS
THE PASTELS | SACRED PAWS | TOM MCGUIRE & THE BRASSHOLES FREE LOVE | TRASH KIT | WARMDUSCHER | MALCOLM MIDDLETON
LIGHTSHIPS (FT. GERRY LOVE) | BIG JOANIE | SORRY | PEANESS | DRY CLEANING
Rev Magnetic | Los Bitchos | Art School Girlfriend | Heir of the Cursed | Callum Easter Chuchoter | Start to End plays ‘Hats’ by The Blue Nile ft. Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow) Dana Gavanski | Molly Linen | Caitlin Buchanan | Scarlett Randle | Rory James | Avocet Lizzie Reid | Cara Rose | Cousin Kula | Bobby Kakouris | Freakwave | Nekkuro Hana Deni Smith | Russell Stewart | Dlu | Home$lice (plus many more acts to be announced)
The Great Western is an exciting new multi-venue music and arts festival taking place across Glasgow’s West End on Saturday 23 November.
This brand new all-day city festival was conceived as a unique day of ‘musical exploration and discovery’, with a strong focus on community spirit and the celebration of underused and underappreciated spaces in the area.
The Great Western will host over 50 incredible, innovative live acts (global, local and UK-wide) across several specially-curated stages throughout the west end of Glasgow, from nearby community spaces such as Burnbank Bowling Club, The Glue Factory and Maryhill Community Central Halls to more established venues such as The Hug & Pint, Òran Mór and QMU, as well as the beautiful Mackintosh Queen’s Cross Church.
These amazing spaces will play host to some of the most dynamic and goosebump-inducing acts on the planet, with legendary Malian desert blues collective Songhoy Blues leading the charge. This welcome return to Glasgow follows a series of incredible shows in the city including an absolutely raucous and transcendent performance as part of BBC 6 Music Festival at the Barrowlands in 2017.
Taking their place alongside Songhoy Blues will be incendiary Californian dance punks !!! (Chk Chk Chk) who will be bringing their aptly-titled new album ‘Wallop’ to town for an airing; visionary US singer-songwriter Cass McCombs, whose own stunning new effort ‘The Tip of the Sphere’ is arguably his finest to date; and influential Glasgow indie heavyweights, The Pastels, who will also be curating their own programme at Maryhill Community Central Halls.
Joining them will be: SAY Award-winning indie pop crew Sacred Paws (whose guitarist/singer Rachel Aggs will be pulling a double shift with London DIY punk heroes, Trash Kit); electro spiritual life guides Free Love; festival-slaying masters of funk, Tom McGuire and the Brassholes; darkly funny post-punks Warmduscher; Lightships (ft. Gerry Love of Teenage Fanclub); Scotland’s own master of the bittersweet, Malcolm Middleton (Arab Strap); London feminist punk pop trio Big Joanie; sardonic UK post-punks Dry Cleaning; and a raft of other incredible new artists including Sorry, Peaness, Art School Girlfriend and many more.
There will of course be a healthy dose of exciting local/Scottish talent too including Lost Map Records rising stars Callum Easter and Molly Linen, the extraordinary Heir of The Cursed, Rev Magnetic, Cara Rose, Scarlett Randle, Lizzie Reid, Chuchoter, Dlu, Bobby Kakouris, Caitlin Buchanan, Rory James, Nekkuro Hana, Russell Stewart, Freakwave and Home$lice with many more to be announced across all festival stages.
As well as exceptional live music, The Great Western will also be working closely with local restaurants and bars in the area to offer attendees the chance to sample some of the finest food and drink on offer, with plenty of veggie, vegan and reasonably priced options available. And there will be a wide variety of community workshops on offer too, giving visitors the opportunity to try their hand at a new skill, or simply sharpen an old one.
So whatever you’re into, wherever you may be, head west this November and explore, discover and more at The Great Western.
Line-up and timings are subject to change.