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Mogwai & More For East End Social Festival
Rob Heath , June 30th, 2014 15:23

Hudson Mohawke, James Holden, James Murphy, Young Fathers and more on the line-up for The Last Big Weekend in August

Glasgow's East End Social, a programme of gigs, workshops and community events, have announced a two-day festival in Richmond Park, The Last Big Weekend (presumably riffing on Arab Strap's 1996 single 'The First Big Weekend'), to conclude the series. The two-day event takes place across the weekend of August 30-31, with the Saturday headlined by Mogwai, topping a diverse line-up that also includes electronic artists Fuck Buttons and James Holden and groups such as The Wedding Present, Holy Mountain, Swervedriver and Young Fathers, with more to be announced. The Sunday promises an "all-day party", co-curated by two Glaswegian institutions: veteran promoters and DJ duo Optimo and the Numbers crew, spearheaded by Spencer and Jackmaster. They've invited fellow locals Hudson Mohawke and Golden Teacher to join them, along with former LCD Soundsystem ringleader James Murphy and international ambassador of South Africa's Shangaan Electro sound, Nozinja.

The East End Social is organised by long-standing Glaswegian label Chemikal Underground, and other upcoming gigs include performances from the label's own RM Hubbert, who'll also be taking part in a one-off reunion of El Hombre Trajeado that kicks off the programme, indie-pop duo The New Mendicants and 80s indie stalwarts such as The Pastels and BMX Bandits, among others. For more details and tickets, head to East End Social's website.

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