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The Great Western Festival returns to Glasgow

The Great Western Festival, in collaboration with the 432 promotion company, started in 2019 and is set in Glasgow. Instead of being concentrated in one outdoor area with multiple stages, like a traditional festival would, TGW consists of multiple venues scattered around Great Western Road. What is interesting about these venues is that they are […]

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Raves and the Cost of Living

Raves, or free parties, are associated in the common subconscious to drugs, violence and anarchy. Thatcherism, and the neoliberalism and conservative ideologies that followed were the major drives behind the repression against rave parties and its participants (free party people and other travelling communities), an oppression that started in the 1990s and has never ceased. These communities […]