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Festival Preview: Restless Natives


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There's an ambitious new festival in town!

DIY festival, Restless Natives, will take place from May 9th – 15th in the heart of Glasgow’s up and coming east end and will bring together a multitude of creatives in the field of music, film and food across various cultural venues.

Its roots are firmly planted in the DIY scene, aiming to showcase the diverse talent the genre has to offer both within the city and further afield.

The music line-up says it all, boasting Wu Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, alt-rockers Future of the Left, Canadian composer Tim Hecker, US cult rockers The Hotelier, Sheffield mathcore champions Rolo Tomassi, electronic maverick Blanck Mass (aka Benjamin from Fuck Buttons) and Into It.Over It.

Glasgow’s finest rising artists sweeten the bill, with shoegazers Tuff Love, United Fruit, Happy Meals, Spinning Coin and Nightwave spread across venues.

With this much on the line up, you’d be stupid to miss out.

An array of events form an unmissable film schedule including a live Skype Q&A with Fugazi’s Ian MacKaye following the showing of documentary Instrument, a screening of In the Loop from acclaimed satirist Armando Iannucci which will also feature a pre-recorded Q&A. On top of this a screening of The Death of “Superman Lives”:What Happened? about the Superman Lives movie that never was, with a live Q&A with director Jon Schnepp and producer Holly Payne, a national exclusive of Blood, Sweat & Vinyl: DIY in the 21st Century will also feature, starring Neurosis, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and ISIS (the band, obviously).

Social consciousness lies at the heart of the festival, which aims to unite people from all social backgrounds, generating income for the local community, within which lies the legendary Barrowlands Ballroom music venue, which has in recent years been neglected in terms of investment.

In its progressive stride, Restless Natives has priced all events individually in order to ensure accessibility to people from all economic backgrounds, with a proportion of takings going towards East End charities.

Check out the festival: Here, here or here to secure your tickets.

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