Take a glamorous trip back in time when the Vintage Festival returns to Glasgow on Saturday 26–Sunday 27 July 2014.
After a sell-out Scottish debut last summer, Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway’s award-winning creation will see the streets and venues of the Merchant City Festival filled with a glamorous extravaganza. A fiesta of British music, fashion, film, art, dance, food and design from the 20s to the 80s – the unquestionable ‘decades of cool’.
The Vintage Festival is known for its fantastic selection of musical offerings – from big band to disco and everything in-between. The legendary Soul Casino will spin vinyl from the 60s, 70s and 80s, with the Hot Serenades performing authentic 20s–40s music at the Torch Club , whilst Let it Rock celebrates finest 50s Rock 'n' Roll, bopping Rockabilly and shuffling Rhythm and Blues; all with expert dance teachers guiding festival-goers along the way.
Selling out in within hours last year, the popular Vintage Makeover Salon will transform party-goers with a decade-specific makeover from the festival's vintage beauty experts.
This year’s Vintage Marketplace has expanded to include Candleriggs, Bell Street and Walls Street. So why not enjoy a vintage shopping spree, fantastic street food or marvel at a selection of classic cars at one of Europe’s most exciting vintage festivals.
The Vintage Festival is included in the Festival 2014 celebrations, which will run alongside the sporting action of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Throughout the weekend Merchant Square will be home to Vintage Spins the Commonwealth; a host of internationally respected specialist collector DJ’s will play everything from Bollywood psychedelia and Ghanaian funk to Nigerian afrobeat and Cameroonian makossa.
“Being part of Festival 2014 will allow us to explore international elements of vintage culture that will take us all on a voyage of vintage discovery” explains Wayne Hemingway.
“We had a great time in Glasgow last summer. The Vintage Marketplace and Vintage Beauty Salon were mobbed, dancing took place in bars throughout the days and evenings, and the sold out nightclubs were uplifting. The city of Glasgow sure knows how to party!”
The full Vintage Festival programme will be announced soon, including masterclasses and workshops, a free live stage and a whole host of daytime and evening events. For updates and ticket information, visit the Vintage Festival website, Vintage Festival Facebook page, or follow @vintage_2014 on Twitter.
View some of the highlights of last year's Vintage Festival in the video below: