In pictures: Techno fans rave at the Riverside Festival

Summer finally reached Glasgow in time for the Jubilee weekend as thousands partied in the sunshine.

In pictures: Techno fans rave at the Riverside Festival in Glasgow

Riverside Festival saw Carl Cox, Charlotte de Witte and Roisin Murphy bring the party to Glasgow over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The first breath of summer finally reached Glasgow in time for the Jubilee, as thousands descended on the banks of the Clyde to rave in the sunshine.

The internationally celebrated electronic music festival featured a fiery line-up, with more than 60 artists getting behind the decks against the stunning backdrop of the Zaha Hadid-designed Riverside Museum. 

Festival curators Slam kicked things off on Thursday, while Belgian innovator Charlotte de Witte headlined, bringing day one to an explosive close with her signature fusion of maximal and ambient techno.

The weather brought the capacity crowd out in numbers on Friday and saw the return of Ibiza veteran and house pioneer Carl Cox, who wrapped up the Friday with a blistering set.

Joseph Capriati joined the party along with as DJ Boring, Joy Orbison and Overmono with a very special live set.

Glasgow’s own Optimo (Espacio), The xx’s Romy and Chicago house great Derrick Carter all stepped up for some incredible sets on the final day, followed by Irish disco artist Róisín Murphy, who staged a vibrant finale filled with incredible visuals, costumes and dancing.

Riverside Festival also collaborated with Shoot Your Shot, which saw a celebration of club culture and unity with the LGBTQ community as Pride Month takes place.

Mark MacKechnie, festival director, said: “This weekend has cemented the ninth edition of Riverside Festival as one of the best yet.

“Fans, artists and organisers alike will agree it’s been a great vibe from start to finish.

“We’re particularly proud of this year’s line-up. Across three days and three stages there’s been a really good mix of acts, with plenty flying the flag for Scotland’s own scene at the Satellite Stage.”

Ravers in the shadow of the Riverside Museum (Picture by Liam Dickson)
Thursday crowd (Liam Dickson)
Bambounou (Tim Craig)
Charlotte de Witte) (Tim Craig)
Slam (Tim Craig)
Anna (Liam Dickson)
Kilimanjaro (Liam Dickson)
Moxie (Liam Dickson)
Ok Williams (Liam Dickson)
Carl Cox headlines Friday (Tim Craig)
Curated Wax (Tim Craig)
Kink (Tim Craig)
Bemz (Tim Craig)
Bonzai Bonner (Tim Craig)
Ok Williams (Tim Craig)
Thousands came over the three days (Liam Dickson)
Chippy Non Stop (Tim Craig)
Derrick Carter (Tim Craig)
TAAHLIAH (Tim Craig)
Roisin Murphy (Tim Craig)
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