Outland Glasgow 2018: Retro Party Extravaganza

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Prepare for an epic ride through time and space as we ‘Bring the 80’s back into the future’. Featuring local and international live retrowave, synthwave and electro stars and DJ’s, Outland Glasgow 2018 | Retro Party Extravaganza on May Bank Holiday Weekend promises to be a futuristic and nostalgic trip through a time you never knew, but wish you did.

Playing live: TIMECOP1983 | MICHAEL OAKLEY | KALAX | VHS DREAMS | ALEX ft. Rachel McAlpine with more acts to be announced…PLUS cult movie Kung Fury ft. music by Mitch Murder


* The Best Live Synth acts from across the planet

* Watch Kung Fury The Movie – Heckle the bad guys and cheer for your hero!

* Audio Visual Spectacular: Lasers, palm trees, big screen and big sound

* Our Famous Retro Photo Booth

* Artist Selfies by Polaroid

* Retro Cocktails Specials

* Retro and Artist Merch: T-Shirts, LP’s, Signed Postersd

* Prizes for the best dressed Cosplayer or Retrofreak

* Free Popcorn for first 100 through the door

* Party until 3am – it’s Bank Holiday Weekend!

Doors at 7pm. Film starts at 7:30pm & Ends approx 8pm, with live acts and DJ’s performing thereafter until 2am.


* Early Bird Presale: Limited to only 50 tickets ending 16 February! - £15

* VIP Presale: Limited to 30 tickets ending 16 February - includes free artist-signed poster, fast track access and VIP Balcony/Bar - £40

* General Advance: Available from 16 February or when Early Bird sells out - £22

* VIP: Limited to 30 tickets - includes free artist-signed poster, fast track access and VIP Balcony/Bar - £50

* Special 4for3: Introduce your friends! – 4 gets in for the price of 3 - £66

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SUPER STUDENT DISCOUNT TICKET available on request – please email outlandsynthwaveevents@gmail.com for discount coupon and link [Student I.D. Required at the door)

OUTLAND LONDON 2017 ATTENDEES SUPER DISCOUNT on standard tickets available on request – please email outlandsynthwaveevents@gmail.com for discount coupon and your name will be checked against our database

Door cover on event night will be £25.

Cosplayers and Sci-fi lovers welcome – this is the soundtrack to your lives! We encourage dressing up as your favourite 80's character...There will be spot prizes for best dressed! (But please, no real blasters, chainsaws, lasers or lightsabers)

Strictly 18+ | ID Required

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Have you seen the movie DRIVE, with Ryan Gosling? BLADE RUNNER? Are you a fan of STRANGER THINGS? Do you love video games and the pop culture of the 80's? Then this is going to be the best night of your life!


Kung Fury, the toughest martial artist cop in Miami, goes back in time to kill the worst criminal of all time - kung fuhrer Hitler. This 30-minute homage to all things ’80s — from Chuck Norris to Cannon films, “Street Fighter” graphics to its synthesizer pop score, blew minds in Cannes 2015 and the world was never the same afterwards. Even David Hasselhoff sings a song! Come and see it for the first time or again in true style with free popcorn.

★ IN BETWEEN – ‘The Outland Synthwave Jukebox’

As always, you can expect only the best synthwave, retrowave, dark and horrorsynth tunes played in between from the likes of Carpenter Brut, Perturbator, Dance With The Dead, Gost, FM-84, The Midnight, GUNSHIP, M83, Anoraak, Powernerd, Robert Parker, Waveshaper, Trevor Something, Powerglove, Dynatron, Laserhawk, Droid Bishop, Le Cassette, Le Matos, FM Attack, Miami Nights 1984, Highway Superstar, Dana Jean Phoenix, NINA, College, Kavinsky and everything else we can fit in!


In partnership with Flix1202, the very best talent in the visuals game, Outland will present a spectacular visual show to compliment the live music. Using cutting edge screen and projection visual art, along with a light show reserved only for Jean-Michel Jarre concerts, we will put on a spectacle like no other. We believe that there’s no better way to experience this incredible line-up of the world's best synthwave and retrowave artists - come and experience it for yourself.


Timecop1983 (Netherlands) is now a veritable LEGEND of the world synthwave and dreamwave scene. His romantic, cinematic and dreamy tunes are composed using a combination of vintage and modern gear. For live shows, Timecop1983 mixes these unique tunes he is best known for with upbeat and danceable tracks. His music has been featured in various films including the Netflix production Coin Heist and You Get Me. His music forms part of the soundtrack for the videogame “Crossing Souls” by Fourattic (published by Devolver Digital) and he has soundtracked various other films. He also collaborated on The Midnight’s latest EP Nocturnal.

Michael Oakley (Toronto/Glasgow) burst onto the world synth scene with his EP California back in 2016. The conduit of all things synth, New Retro Wave, picked up on this darling of the retrowave scene and his song Rabbit In The Headlights garnered over 100k views in record time. It’s not often a synth artist comes along with such mesmerizing vocal talent like Oakley’s and with song production second to none – it’s no wonder Propeller Heads Reason software showcased his talents in a min-doc very recently. This artist is primed to explode into legendary status and what a better way to make this happen than on our main stage at Outland Glasgow 2018.

Kalax (Liverpool) is the most talked about synthwave artist on message boards, NRW posts and among artists. This elusive character started writing 80s movie influenced and cinematic scored soundscapes in 2013 and there’s no wonder he is the go-to guy for UK synth promoters and festivals since then. Kalax is no doubt one of the most prolific designers of the synthwave sound and visual element, and with his recent remake of Tangerine Dreams’ Love On A Real Train, we say his heart is also in the right place.

VHS Dreams (Europe) released TRANS-AM in 2015, a tribute to past decades dance movements with an 80’s touch, and there’s no bones about the fact it’s a synth masterpiece. Not only that, but VHS Dreams’ previous work in early trance and classic house provides just the right amount of cross-over appeal we like at Outland events. He’s also been involved in a variety of works including remixes, music videos, compilations, indie films, video games, art exhibitions and more.

ALEX (Edinburgh) is a Scottish born electronic music producer, composer and DJ forging his way through the synthwave scene. He is dedicated to the sounds and styles of the 80s and known for a touch of the dark synths. His album and track Youth featuring the amazing Rachel McAlpine on vocals has been smashing viewing records on New Retro Wave so it’s only right that we invited this amazing songstress to perform with him at Outland Glasgow 2018. ALEX is something special, providing a particular combination of the past and the future that is unmistakeable.


Outland Synthwave Events host full immersion Synthwave/Retrowave music dance party spectaculars, inspired by the sound and vibe of the 80’s. Following on from the huge success of our inaugural Outland event in London back in 2017, we decided to share the love and move the show up to Glasgow for 2018. This will be a party unlike any other, with live music, pre-show movie, DJs and much, much more.

Join us on 5th May for this year’s biggest party in Scotland!

#synthwave #retrowave #dreamwave #vaporwave #darksynth #horrorsynth #strangerthings #bladerunner #cosplay #comiccon

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