Glasgow brewery Drygate stages a music festival in your living room this weekend

Glasgow brewery Drygate Brewing Co is combating isolation blues and keeping the summer festival spirit alive with the launch of Rockdown, a free weekend-long digital gathering of live music, DJs and more, being streamed directly into living rooms this Saturday and Sunday (April 25 & 26).

Rockdown takes place this Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26.

Featuring acts such as Aberdonian rockers Cold Years and folk singer John Rush, Rockdown showcases Scottish talent across music and performance.

All acts will be streamed live online so people can tune in from their own homes.

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Those tuning in are encouraged to don their wellies and set up camp in their living rooms to bring the festival vibe to their front room.

For that authentic festival feeling, the brewery is offering Gold and Silver festival beer packs through its online store which will be delivered straight to the door in time for the weekend.

The packs contain an assortment of Drygate’s signature line-up, such as Gladeye IPA and Seven Peaks IPA, limited-edition brews and branded merchandise.

Rockdown is Drygate’s first-ever virtual festival and marks the latest step in the Glaswegian brewery’s mission of highlighting creative talent across Scotland and uniting communities during lockdown.

The brewery will also be encouraging audiences to donate to the acts directly to help support them during this challenging time for creative talent.

Current line-up and programme:

Saturday: Afternoon – Joe Varela/Syncopate Glasgow; MacDiarmada [Cruinniú]; John Rush.

Saturday: Evening – Denizens; Saor, Cold Years.

Sunday: Afternoon – Elliot Castro; The Wound Review; Tom McGuire.

Sunday: Evening – NULL / VOID; The B; Lunacy.

How to attend Rockdown:

• Head over to Drygate’s website to attend Rockdown.

• Performers will be live-streaming acts on their respective Facebook pages. Simply stream your favourite acts throughout the weekend

• Drygate will be collating and sharing all live-stream links on their website and social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

• Gold and Silver festival beer packs are available for purchase through Drygate’s online shop featuring a range of delicious Drygate beers and branded merchandise.