UK: Restless Natives – a new multidisciplinary festival – is set to open its doors from May 9 – 15 in Glasgow. Taking place in seven venues and studios around Glasgow’s East End, the cross-platform metropolitan festival aims to shine a light on independent purveyors of music, film, and food & drink from Scotland and beyond.
“Restless Natives is looking to unite many different groups, creative industries, ethnicities, ages and socio-political perspectives under one broadly inclusive and progressive umbrella,” said the festival’s organisers. “Proving to everyone who thinks otherwise that independent business and art can still thrive in an increasingly globalised world economy and that Scotland, with its celebrated reputation in these fields, is the perfect place to lead the way.”
Furthermore, the organisers assure that all events will be individually priced as affordably as possible to ensure accessibility for people from all economic backgrounds and they will also be donating a portion of gate receipts towards specially nominated East End charities to help their community.
The festival already boasts a line-up comprising Cardiff rockers Future of the Left, Sheffield mathcore champions Rolo Tomassi, Canadian composer Tim Hecker, electronic maverick Blanck Mass, and Chicago favourites Into It. Over It, alt-rockers The Hotelier and Glasgow’s very own United Fruit. Full details of further showcases, film nights and talks programmed by Hotgem Music, Nightschool Records, No One Knows Records, Winning Sperm Party, Stretched, Fuzzkill Records, Nice n’ Sleazy, Bloc+Music, Song, By Toad and Struggletown are also set to be announced very soon.
A number of film events have already been confirmed, including The Skinny & The GFT presents Couple In A Hole with live Q&A by Geoff Barrow and Billy Fuller; The Room featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary and live Q&A with Greg Sestero; Song, By Toad presents The Ambiguity Of David Thomas Broughton; Blood, Sweat and Vinyl: DIY in the 21st Century with live Q&A by director Kenneth Thomas; Une Chant D’Amour; and A Page Of Madness with an exclusive live original score by Adam Stafford. Plus special guest-curated screens by The Glasgow Film Theatre, Africa In Motion, The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival and The Radical Film Network.