Five reasons to go to . . . 99 Hanover Street

This article is from 2015

5 Reasons to go to . . . 99 Hanover Street

Nightmares on Wax

Goldie, Optimo and Nightmares on Wax among festival highlights

Unleashed from its 11-months-a-year double life as one of Edinburgh’s most stylish and centrally located bars, 99 Hanover Street takes on a more clubby atmosphere during the Festival, aided by its legendary Thursday night guest parties. Here are our top 5 picks from their 2015 programme

Nightmares On Wax
The first event sees Leeds’ long-serving Warp Records signee and hip hop aficionado George Evelyn, aka Nightmares On Wax, take over, presented by Ultragroove, Motherfunk and Astrojazz.
6 Aug, free.

Such is the celebrity life led by the gold-toothed maverick (Eastenders, Guy Richie’s Snatch, any number of sleb reality shows) that it’s easy to forget he was one of drum’n’bass’ most important early figures. The sometime Metalheadz man appears here courtesy of Xplicit, with Gmac, Eno and Rob Ralston in support.
13 Aug, free.

Marshall Jefferson
Syndicate, Hector’s House and Moovn team up to bring us one of the founding figures of modern club music, Chicago house legend Marshall Jefferson, composer of the classic 'Move Your Body'.
20 Aug, free.

Terry Farley
Co-founder of the Boy’s Own label and London acid house pioneer Terry Farley is welcomed here by SSW’s Yogi Haughton, who will be supporting on the night.
27 Aug, free.

The Sunday night closing party for 99 Hanover Street’s festival celebrations sees a return for Glasgow’s own Optimo (Espacio) duo of JD Twitch and JG Wilkes, and we reckon it could well be the biggest night of the month here.
30 Aug, free.

Note that all of the above are free entry, so early attendance is advised.