Radisson Red launches series of Sky Bar parties as Irvine Welsh and fellow DJ Darren Emerson join forces

Radisson RED launches a series of parties with big names in dance music in its iconic Sky Bar.

Glasgow locals are invited to dance to the Clydeside Hotel with some of the best views in town with a busy schedule of nights in store.

After its launch last night with Jon Mancini on the decks, Melting Pot takes over on Sunday April 10 for disco mayhem.

Regular guest star John McLaughlin of Johnny Mac and the Faithful plays Oui Bar and returns on April 22 – after supporting The Fratellis on their UK tour and before supporting Rod Stewart again.

Easter weekend, Friday, April 15 is hosting a special The Guilty Pleasures night with RED residents Jon Mancini and Michael Kilkie featuring a carefully curated selection of classics, editions and surprises galore.

On Easter Sunday, Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and Darren Emerson of Underworld fame are joining forces for the very first time for a FREE party – a warm-up for Streetrave’s Easter Sunday party at the Sub Club.

Radisson RED is also unveiling an all-new clubbing concept, SKYLINE, at RED Sky Bar on May 1 – featuring progressive house superstar globetrotters Guy J and Danny Howells.



Radisson RED Sky Bar

Last month, the hotel launched a new Boogie Brunch concept, bringing Stevie Lennon and Gav on Sax to the massive Oui Bar downstairs for tunes, incredible dancers and stellar food – it returns on Sunday May 22, with a special Ibiza theme and the amazing Ace Tribe dancers.

Curator Graham Chalmers said: “It’s really important to me to lead the way in everything we do here. Music is my absolute passion, so being able to combine it with my other great passion, my career in hospitality, is so exciting.

“I promote the kind of events I like to attend and have always organized. Having Guy J, Danny Howells and Darren Emerson DJ at RED Sky Bar is truly mind blowing to me. I’m thrilled to be able to bring these kinds of events to our city in such a cool, exclusive, intimate and upscale venue with THAT view.

“We will always try to bring something really different to Glasgow and that’s exactly what I think we’ve done with these events. I don’t know if there’s a hotel anywhere that delivers this caliber international DJs playing in their bar, as well as TRNSMT main stage artists like Callum Beattie.

“But then, I don’t think there is a hotel like us anywhere.”



Series of parties to throw at the Radisson Red
Series of parties to throw at the Radisson Red

Speaking about performing for the first time with mate Irvine Welsh at RED Sky Bar, Darren Emerson said: “I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad time in Glasgow. I’m sure it will be the same.

“The first time I played in Glasgow was for the Tunnel club. It was their first birthday and I did their birthday party, I think it was maybe 91. After that, I used to play regularly with the SLAM boys at the Arches. I still remain good friends with a lot of the Scottish team, so I’m really looking forward to coming back.”

Irvine said: “It’s great to be back at the Radisson RED to play in front of a crowd – the live night was good but it will get better.

“Daz and I are buddies, often together at West Ham, but we’ve never played together before. So it will be fun.

“I love pre-events because I enjoy the party knowing I’m semi-responsible.”

Longer term, there’s a warm-up party at the Riverside Festival on June 5 with Silicone Soul and a VERY special guest to be announced.

This is the first time Silicone Soul have played together as a duo in Glasgow for around six years. So it’s a special night for everyone – and for the duo themselves.



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Craig Morrison of Silicone Soul added: “I played a warm-up set before the Riverside Festival a few years ago. It’s a beautiful space for sure, with stunning views. Hoping the weather is good for the outdoor area.

“For the festival itself, there’s a top crew and great sound and lighting systems, it should be a lot of fun.

“And at Radisson RED, playing in a glass-walled room overlooking Scotland’s most iconic view is thrilling.

“I always like to play more relaxed sets in those sorts of settings. I guess we’ll be looking to provide a nice soundtrack for the folk night with some good new and old music.

“Honestly, we struggle to remember the last time we played together in Glasgow, so we’re really looking forward to it.”

Speaking of the new Skyline party on May Day, Danny Howells – international superstar DJ – said: “I can’t wait! It’s been a while since I was in Glasgow and this party seems to be unforgettable. I’ve always been to more unusual places, so this is a definite win for me. I will dig deep to find music that I hope matches the environment.

Follow Radisson Red Glasgow on Instagram. The last remaining tickets for May Day are available now from Skiddle.



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