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20 years of Optimo

The duo behind the Glaswegian club night and label will host a 20th anniversary all dayer in August

To mark 20 years since Optimo launched at Sub Club in Glasgow, the duo will host a special all-dayer in August. Although DJs Twitch and JG Wilkes called time on the club in 2010, Optimo still operate as a label and music duo. They also continue to throw parties on a regular basis. On 6 August they will take over SWG3 and the neighbouring Galvinizer’s Yard for a full day of music, DJs and live acts performing across three stages.

“We could never have imagined that what started out as a small gathering of like-minded freaks on Sunday nights at The Sub Club back in 1997 would flourish and endure two decades later,” say Optimo. “We felt this was something that deserved celebrating so to mark this event we have decided to put on a one day festival/party in conjunction with our friends at SWG3. We will be the first music event to take over the Galvanizer’s Yard next door to the SWG3 complex, as well as using parts of the building to present three stages that we feel represents the music and ethos Optimo has loved and championed over the years.”

The 6 August event will run from 2pm–11pm. The line-up will feature Apeiron Crew, Aurora Halal, Avalon Emerson, The Black Madonna, Ben UFO, Errorsmith, Happy Meals, King Aysioba, K-N-P, Midland, Miss Red & The Bug, and others, with some of the profits being donated to Glasgow’s Coalition For Racial Equality & Rights and various Glasgow Foodbanks.