The East End Social Presents The Last Big Weekend

The East End Social and Chemikal Underground are delighted to announce an extended line-up for The Last Big Weekend.

It will be the culmination of over six months spent enlivening the East End of Glasgow – from community workshops to church performances; from gigs in care-homes to day-long street parties – and a late-summer blow-out that’s set to celebrate excellent music from round the corner and around the world.

The Last Big Weekend takes place in Glasgow’s Richmond Park on Saturday August 30 and Sunday August 31 and is part of the official Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme and Homecoming Scotland 2014.

Sunday’s bill has been curated by legendary club night Optimo and fellow party-specialists Numbers.

Saturday’s musical thrills include post-rock leviathans Mogwai, electronic diviners Fuck Buttons, electro-visionary James Holden, indie luminaries The Wedding Present, hip-hop insurgents (and recent Scottish Album of the Year Award winners) Young Fathers, shoe-gaze arsonists Swervedriver and sludge-rock behemoths Holy Mountain.

Meanwhile, Sunday’s sonic treats include electro-prodigy Hudson Mohawke, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, DJ and dance-floor instigator Jackmaster, Numbers livewire Spencer, Warp Records’ Nozinja (Shangaan Electro), industrial-disco reprobates Golden Teacher and of course Glasgow party godfathers Optimo (Espacio).

Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai): “We are immensely excited about playing Richmond Park this summer as part of the East End Social.

“It will be the biggest headline show we’ve done in Scotland to date.

“It’s also great to be involved in the event as a whole in what will be a fantastic year for Scotland.”
Caroline Packman (Director of Homecoming Scotland): “2014 is about placing the spotlight on our greatest assets and icons, as well as celebrating our culture and creativity.

“The plans announced for The East End Social’s ‘Last Big Weekend’ will do just that and Homecoming Scotland is proud to be a supporter of this event.”
Information on all the performing artists can be found at http://www.eastendsocial.com

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