Glasgow Funk & Soul Festival

Get ready for the inaugural Glasgow Funk and Soul Festival coming to Queen's Park Arena on Sunday 12th September!

Glasgow Funk & Soul Festival

About Glasgow Funk & Soul Festival

A new annual summer festival, the first of its kind in Scotland, will showcase the nation's finest funk and soul live acts; Glasgow's very own SHAKA LOVES YOU, the mesmerising BIG BOSS MAN from London and headlining this year's festival one of the hottest and hippest bands shaken it currently, Gateshead's amazing SMOOVE and TURRELL.

The festival also boasts the scenes finest Dj's featuring full vinyl sets ANDY SMITH (ex Portishead), PAUL MOLLOY (Friday Street), MARK ROBB, NICK PEACOCK, who combined, boast one of the most enviable record collections known and unknown within the Funk & Soul scene.

Revellers will also be able to browse through our rare record fayre, vintage clothing store, grab a snack at one of our delicious food stalls and the site will provide a free scooter park up area for all modernists.

Come and soak up the Southside atmosphere at the stunning amphitheater at Queens Park, a unique outdoor space. What could be better than grooving along to your favourite acts in the leafy confines of the Queens Park Bandstand?

SMOOVE & TURRELL - are a British group hailing from Gateshead in the North East of England. The Georgdie soul crew play a style of music they describe as "Northern Funk" - a contemporary fusion of funk, soul, northern soul, hip-hop and electronica.

BIG BOSS MAN - formed in 1998 when three long-time friends Nasser Bouzida, Trev Harding and Scott Milsom, got together to form the (mostly) instrumental based group centred around some furious Hammond and heavy groove action.

SHAKA LOVES YOU - “Dancefloor-friendly party rockers” are just two of the credits awarded to Glasgow duo Shaka Loves You.
“If you don't like these guys, just throw away your ears” - Craig Charles (BBC Radio 2 / 6 Music)
DJ’s

ANDY SMITH (ex Portishead) the first DJ to release a multi-genre mix album on a major label. His seminal mix-CD The Document hit the streets back in 1998 and became the soundtrack for a generation

NICK PEACOCK - Nick is true Glasgow DJ royalty, he was a Sub Club resident before the Sub Club was even the Sub Club! Nick has kept his head down and has been long standing resident of the Buff Club, happy to keep playing the music he loves to the crowds he knows.

MARK ROBB - Mark Robb is one of Glasgow’s most illustrious Funk & Soul DJs. He is the man behind the original Buff Club, Buff Records, Starla Records and the Rio Café. Mark’s self-professed career high is supporting James Brown live from the o2 Academy

PAUL MOLLOY - Co-founder and resident at Friday St events celebrating 21 yrs, this year, vinyl obsessive who developed a passion for records as a teenage mod. Spinning classic and contemporary Soul, Funk, Acid Jazz and (proper) RnB

Ticket Buyer Info
If the event has to be moved due to Covid issues we will carry the ticket automatically over to a new rescheduled date or you can obtain a full refund - the choice is yours.
This removes any worries or concerns you may or may not have.

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