Melting Pot x Optimo

Melting Pot x Optimo

Melting Pot and Optimo (Espacio) recently announced the line-up for their Queen’s Park Spring Weekender in Glasgow, returning to Queen’s Park Recreation Ground on Saturday 4 May and Sunday 5 May with live music from various global and local artists. Open from 2pm to 11pm, the weekender offers the chance to dance the day and night away inside the event’s Big Top Tent, and will also feature food trucks and multiple bars to allow you to celebrate the Bank Holiday in style.

Melting Pot (image by Cameron Brisbane)
Melting Pot (image by Cameron Brisbane)

American DJ The Blessed Madonna will bring a blend of classic disco, electro, new wave, techno and house to the Big Top Tent on Saturday, showcasing a sound that has seen collaborations recently with diverse talents such as Dua Lipa and Fred Again. 


Also joining the Saturday line-up is Norwegian DJ and songwriter Todd Terje, who has made his mark on the dance music circuits thanks to his rhythms, dubby sounds, synth layers, cinematic moods, and an approach that crosses the boundaries between house, funk, techno and disco. 


With a career spanning three decades, DJ Mag Lifetime Achievement Award winner DJ Paulette will bring her energy to Queen’s Park.


Melting Pot is joined by longtime collaborator Billy Woods of Supermax fame. Both have been promoting in clubs across Glasgow extolling the virtues of disco for two decades now. 


Rebecca Vasmant, winner of best Electronic DJ at the Scottish Music Awards, also appears. She has had shows on BBC 6 Music, in addition to various DJ sets along with running her record label and jazz band. Hayley Zalassi makes a Melting Pot debut, named one of DJ Mag’s Ones To Watch and regular Saturday night DJ at the city’s Sub Club, bringing her energy to Saturday’s line-up.


Sunday belongs to Optimo (Espacio), and they bring over a UK-exclusive art-funk ensemble, ESG. Hailing from the Bronx, this No Wave band, ‘one of the most sampled acts in music history’, has been performing to crowds with an electric mix of punk, hip-hop and funk since 1978. To show in a sentence how important the band have been, they were chosen to open the Hacienda nightclub in Manchester and also play the final night at New York’s  Paradise Garage. 


Hosts of Sunday’s line-up, JD Twitch and JG Wilkes of Optimo (Espacio), will take attendees on a genre-hopping musical journey playing a back-to-back DJ set with Joy Orbison. Sound system operator and dub producer Aba Shanti-I will get the party going with dub and reggae music. 


Completing the Sunday line-up, NTS resident and member of the So Low collective, Ribeka steps behind the decks with a set of ambient tracks to start the opening to proceedings.


Pre-sale tickets for the Queen’s Park Spring Weekender go live today exclusively for those who have registered, with the wider release available from 11am tomorrow.

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