After weeks of anticipation, Optimo have revealed further details about their Optimo 20 festival including the first-phase line-up and location.
Taking place on August 6th, the festival, which celebrates 20 years since Optimo (Espacio) held their first party, will be hosted at the Galvanizer’s Yard next to SWG3, as well as utilizing parts of the SWG3 warehouse complex to present three stages of DJs and live acts.
The first wave of DJs confirmed to play at the festival include Avalon Emerson, The Black Madonna and Ben UFO, as well as Midland, Apeiron Crew, Sofay and of course, Optimo. Aurora Halal, Errorsmith, Happy Meals, King Ayisoba, K-X-P and Miss Red + The Bug will also perform live.
Writing on Facebook, Optimo said:
“2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Optimo (Espacio). 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. 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.”
“Everyone we have invited is someone we feel a close affinity with personally and musically along with a few acts we have long wanted to bring to Glasgow but didn’t have the opportunity to do so until now. A portion of the profits from this event will be donated to Glasgow’s Coalition For Racial Equality & Rights & to various Glasgow Foodbanks.”