New techno party will be pretty much "pitch-black" for 11 hours
Animal Farm's Blackout debuts in Glasgow on March 25
Glasgow promoter Animal Farm is launching its new event Blackout this weekend (March 25).
Berlin-based artist Dax J, Northern Electronics founder Abdulla Rashim, Somewhen and Stephanie Sykes all play the two-venue party, promised to be an immersive clubbing experience in almost complete darkness.
Synth Glasgow spoke to Animal Farm's Quail about the event, who went into detail about what to expect.
He said: "As the title suggests, we plan on keeping things pretty pitch-black in terms of production and musical programming. Having an early start [4pm], we want to transfer what we do in a club environment to a venue with no natural light, allowing the clubber to immerse themselves in the experience and forget about the outside world."
Quail says he took inspiration from a party at Verknipt Warehouse during the Amsterdam Dance Event, claiming the "the Dutch know how to do it."
He added: "We’ve also never really attempted anything like this before, so we relish the challenge. Using unique venues which are not associated with this style of event tend to intrigue people, as it’s something different."
Blackout begins in The Glue Factory before moving onto Joytown Electric Theatre, a former snooker hall in Glasgow's Chinatown, and ending at 3am.
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