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Glasgow Live
Laura Ferguson

Iconic club brand Hed Kandi returns to Glasgow for first gig in years

One of the world's biggest clubbing brands is coming back to Glasgow for the first time in years.

Hed Kandi, renowned for their signature sound and huge production, is coming to the Radisson RED Sky Bar next month.

The man who made the brand, Mark Doyle, is back at the helm and the real Hed Kandi is back.

Mark is thrilled to be returning to the city responsible for some of the biggest and best nights in Hed Kandi history – and to play in RED Sky Bar.

Mark said: “I simply can’t wait, I returned to Hed Kandi at the end of 2019 after curating the 20th Anniversary shows, we didn’t make it to Glasgow in 2019 and it was firmly on my list for 2020 when covid hit. We’ve been working on a suitable location for months and I’m so happy we’ve found the perfect place for our return for the first time since 2005, with me on board.

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“I find that Hed Kandi adapts easily from a sweaty train archway to a luxurious beach club but if I’m honest our best parties our the smaller “boutique” gigs in fabulous spaces. The RED Sky Bar is certainly fabulous, it ticks all those boxes and it’s a chance to get up close and personal with everything we do. The added bonus of being up in the sky is that we are that little bit closer to Disco Heaven!”

The event on Friday, July 22 will see Mark joined by a live performance from Soraya, Mark Rowell and more, with live sax from Emma and full Hed Kandi production.

This event for the first Hed Kandi party in Scotland in years runs from 7pm to 1am in the unique club venue.

Mark continued: “It’s quite simply the people, Hed Kandi always worked best where there was a true party vibe and a willingness to go out and have a good time. Glasgow has more than enough of that. We also relied on local promoters to connect us with the right people and local legend Ricky Magowan was a huge part of Kandi’s success in the early days.

"A fun Hed Kandi fact is that Glasgow holds the record for Team Kandi members missing in action, either they never reappeared after their DJ set or they missed their flight home. It’s an interesting statistic as we‘ve had residencies in Ibiza and some much dodgier far flung places. I would like to point out we got them all home safely (eventually), they had just been enjoying themselves too much.”

Tickets are on sale now for £25 each from Eventbrite.

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