Warmduscher, Wu-Lu, Forest Swords, LYNKS, and Chubby and The Gang are among the acts who will play the fourth edition of Glasgow’s new music festival The Great Eastern.
Taking place on Saturday 4 November 2023, the all-day, multi-venue event will span a range of spaces in the city’s West End – including Maryhill Community Central Halls, The Hug and Pint, Mackintosh Queen’s Cross Church and The Piping Centre Otago Street).
London post-punks Warmduscher (pictured) are a welcome headliner, following their forced cancellation in 2019 due to singer Clams Baker Jr. picking up a broken arm only days before.
Other attractions on the bill are the lo-fi Hip-Hop of Warp Records’ Wu-Lu, the soundscapes of UK producer Forest Swords, the industrial Queer-Pop of LYNKS and the rifftastic sounds of Chubby and The Gang.
They’ll be joined by an eclectic array of possibly unfamiliar but up-and-coming names Aine Deane, Butch Kassidy, Wooze, O., The Itch, Gently Tender, Naima Bock, Conchúr White, Unschooling, Cameron Hayes, Anoraq, Becky Sikasa and Last Boy.
The festival will also once more play host to an abundant line up of exciting local/Scottish talent, including heir-to-the-alt-pop-throne-in-waiting Ruby Gaines, rising Glasgow indie punks Water Machine, Former Champ (ft. Martha Ffion and members of Savage Mansion, Catholic Action and Secret Motorbikes), the bedroom folk brilliance of Carsick Charlie, indie rock disrupters The Wife Guys of Reddit and many more.
Also, esteemed Scottish DIY indie label Lost Map Records – based on the Isle of Eigg and home to Pictish Trail, Rozi Plain, Free Love and many more – will also be hosting a specially-curated lineup at The Piping Centre on Otago Street, featuring a variety of label favourites including label supergroup Weird Wave alongside Lost Map favourites Firestations, Sulka, Kinbote, Victoria Hume and Lost Map DJs.
Previous acts to grace stages at the past four TGWs have included Pussy Riot, Arab Strap, Yard Act, Anna Meredith, Dry Cleaning, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), BC Camplight, Papa M (David Pajo of Slint), Pillow Queens, Los Bitchos, The Bug Club, The Yummy Fur, DEADLETTER, Sacred Paws, Lightships, Malcolm Middleton, Lambrini Girls and Sorry – with guest curators including Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), and indie pop legends The Pastels.
Tickets for The Great Western Festival are on sale NOW – tgwfest.com.