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432 Presents launches the Great Western festival

Brian Reynolds-led 432 Presents is bringing the Great Western, a new multi-venue music and arts festival, to Glasgow, Scotland this November.

The festival, taking place on Saturday 23 November, will host over 50 live acts across ten venues in the west end of Glasgow, including Malian desert blues collective Songhoy Blues, Californian dance punks !!! (Chk chk chk) and US singer-songwriter Cass McCombs.

Alongside live music programming, the Great Western is working with local restaurant and bars to provide a range of food and drink options. A variety of community workshops will also be on offer.

Veteran Scottish promoter Reynolds, formerly of Synergy Concerts, launched 432 Presents in January this year, along with the majority of the former Synergy team.

432 Presents promotes over 500 events each year, including ongoing collaborations with Scottish events Celtic Connections, Doune the Rabbit Hole and Edinburgh International Festival.

Venues under 432’s operation include Glasgow’s Hug and Pint (100-cap.) and the Blue Arrow Jazz Club (200-cap).

Limited early bird tickets for the Great Western have already sold out. Full price day tickets are still available for £28 plus booking fee.

 


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Former Synergy Concerts team launch 432 Presents

Veteran Scottish promoter Brian Reynolds, formerly of Synergy Concerts and now-closed Glasgow clubs the Arches (2,000-cap.) and Barfly (400-cap.), has launched a new concert business, 432 Presents.

After six years, Reynolds and his Synergy partner, Grainne Braithwaite-Vedamanikam, have parted ways in an “entirely amicable” split, with Reynolds and team establishing 432 Presents and Synergy Concerts continuing under the direction of founder Braithwaite-Vedamanikam.

Despite the rebranding as 432 Presents, the majority of the former Synergy team – which formed in 2012 and promote more than 500 shows annually – remain in place, as do the former company’s operations, with 432 Presents retaining ownership of the Hug and Pint (100-cap.) and the new Blue Arrow Jazz Club (200-cap.), both in Glasgow.

“It goes without saying that the coming year is set to be the busiest yet”

432 Presents will also continue to promote the National Whisky Festival and work closely with Celtic Connections, as well as booking Doune the Rabbit Hole in Doune and the Spree Festival in Paisley, which last year hosted Martha and the Vandellas and post-punk legends Gang of Four.

Other upcoming shows include the Dandy Warhols at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow on 30 January, Poppy Ackroyd at the Blue Arrow on 16 February and Daughters at CCA Glasgow on 18 April, as well as a collaboration with Edinburgh International Festival in August.

“It goes without saying that the coming year is set to be the busiest yet,” says the company in a statement, “and with that in mind, the team at 432 Presents are very excited to be kicking off 2019 with a fresh start.”

 


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