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From top: Brandon Block. the Heliosphere, Tina Cousins and Councelled Out
The Beatles Beat We’ve had the 705, so step back a decade whilst Alex, John, Alan and Graeme, in true Stars In Their Eyes style become John, Paul, George and Ringo for the night. Playing all the old favourites from the Cavern days right through to the Abbey Road era, this fake fab four recently beat the real Beatles’ Shea Stadium attendance record when they performed in front of 70,000 at an outdoor concert in Scotland.
Counselled Out Glasgow’s answer to The Commitments, Counselled Out have become something of a local legend. Funky 705 soul and R & B ClaSSlCS makes this ten-piece outfit the heart of soul in Scotland.
BELL STREET DANCE STAGE Bell Street
DJs from Glasgow's top clubs drop in and get the party stormin' with quality underground house and techno — and, what's more, these guys are spinning the decks on the streets for free. First up on the night are Sub Club residents A-Man and Panic of Tangent wrth their deep funky house, beats and bass. Twnch from Pure Will play up to the Bells before handing over to the boys from Slam, Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle, who wrll see yOU into the early h0urs.
Hip Hop at Bargo One of Glasgow's coolest bars, located in the heart of the Merchant City, plays host to the awesome .Iengaheads. No strangers to Glasgow parties, Martyn and Ali have fused together breaks, beats and house at T in the Park and alongside the legendary Carl Cox and Pete Tong. Throughout the night they will be joined by other guest DJs including Disco Junkie’s East Village Pharmacy. Pure at The Old Fruitmarket Twelve months on, Scotland’s top dance night returns to the scene of its 1998 Hogmanay success. Hard deep house and techno from all the fave Pure Dl’s: TWitch, Brainstorm, Dribbler and The Bill, plus a live performance by Sparky. Tickets for Pure cost £18 and are available from the Ticket Centre (0141 287 SS1 1) and Virgin, Ripping, 23rd Precrnct, Bomba or Rub a Dub.
SMIRNOFF EXPERIENCE DANCE STAGE HutchesonStreet/Wi/son Street
A top DJ line-up plays uplifting house tunes all night long as The Tunnel hits the streets. Club reSidents Simon Foy and Michael Kilkie are JOined by the renowned Darren Stokes, George BOWie and Ikon resident DJ Boner to play upfront house.
THE KISSING COUCH Brunswick Street/Wilson Street
No New Year is complete Without that Hogmanay snog, so plonk yOur bum next to your loved one on this Dali- style lip-shaped sofa and let your lips do the talking. If that’s not cheesy enough, PolarOid wrll be getting snap happy and catching yOur first pucker up of 1999 on camera.
STREET PERFORMANCES Mischief la Bas Will be roaming the streets and living up to their name 'ivith their crazy antics and Wild characters. Look out for The Paparazzi, Tattoo Faced Food Baring Nomads and puckering puppets on the pull, trying their luck for New Year snogs, Aiso check out the Heliosphere when some Crazy performance artist does amazing acrobatic tricks, suspended from a helium balloon. It Will all become clear 0n the night FIREWORKS The New Year ‘Nli: really start ‘.'~.i"lI." a whizz and a bang when the skies are lit up by Glasgow’s two spectacular fireWOrk dispiays at George Square and High Street Car Park. lf Merchant City is where yOu are, then the best place to get a peek of the aerial show is Ingram Street.
It's yOur last chance to .vm the most sought-after passes in Scotiano Tor" to The List's competitions page a: the oac< of the magazine, and you rnigii: end up bringing in the New Year n styie
lnfoline 0901 880 8201— calls cost 25p per minute
Party Bus Information 0141 636 3195
It's the end of the night, you're tired and all you want to do is get home and tuck into the munchies, but there are no taxis in sight. Well, why not join the rest of the Hogmanay manics and catch the party bus home. At only £4, it’s probably cheaper than a cab and guarantees travel from Anywhere to Anywhere. There are only a limited number of seats available, so book now by calling 0141636 3195.
Alcohol will be plentiful and bar facilities are available on all sites. But for anyone who prefers to bring their own, note that a plastic-only rule applies and no glass bottles or containers will be allowed into the events
Let’s be realistic: this is Glasgow, and the likelihood of glorious sunshine in the depths of winter is nil. So imagine the worst and dress accordingly.
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