6pm – 1am.
The Opening Night of our 2019 Weekender sees us return to the glorious Leith Theatre for more Hidden Door goodness.
This might be the most “POP” night at Hidden Door, and although the opening night is all about getting the party started with dynamic and fun live performances, it is also about the writing. Lyrics and innovative song craft unite these eclectic artists, who all have something to say about the here and now.
It’s also a line up that sets out to address gender imbalance still so disappointingly prevalent in music festivals in the UK.
The urban strains of RnB, hip hop, and grime are all woven into the uplifting music of the charismatic vocalist Ray BLK, with lyrics addressing socio-political themes. In short this is soul music for right now, with powerful vocals and a big sound.
Upbeat, dreamy synths and pop melodies wrapped up in epic, psychedelic soundscapes.
Think Chvrches versus David Bowie and Frank Ocean chasing unicorns.
This is hip hop, unflinchingly feminist, but as fun as it is fierce. The trio’s rhymes might make man-eyes water but the gender-equal fight for the right to party starts here.
Powerful electro-pop bangers belted out by Emily’s incredible voice, set off by Owen’s fat beats and dirty synth hooks. Imagine a punch-packing cocktail of Grimes and Phantogram with a twist of Eurythmics thrown in to up the strength. One to watch!
We’ll carry on partying til 1am with notorious Glasgow DJ Sarra Wild, whose legendary sets are unapologetic, exciting and bold, mixing all kinds of sounds to create a unique set every time.
Upbeat pop to ensure a fun start to the Hidden Door party.
Charismatic performers with a stage full of attitude and something to say
Cutting edge music that is all about NOW.
Thursday 30 May, 6pm – 1am