Iconic Slam Tent set to return for Scottish ravers this summer

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AN ICONIC festival tent is set to return after 5 years this summer to play what organisers of a festival are calling a “significant part in the liberation of lockdown”.

The Slam Tent is set to return this year thanks to Glasgow Slam Events and Edinburgh promoters FLY for a three day festival.

The Slam Tent first arrived in Scotland in 1997 and for 20 consecutive summers the tent was much loved by Scottish ravers at T in the Park.

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The legendary Slam Tent will return this summer.

Each day of the three-day summer festival in the original Slam Tent will welcome crowds of 5,000 people.

When it returns this summer  producer and DJ duo Slam, Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle, will be at the helm.

Commenting on the return of the Slam Tent, Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle said: “Scotland’s clubbers are desperate to reunite and will finally come together again to celebrate freedom, unity & togetherness.

“It is that same feeling that existed in the early days of rave. We’re bringing it back. This will be very special!’

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Slam duo Orde Meikle (L) and Stuart McMillan (R)

The Slam Tent set the bar for dance culture and was consistently invaded by festival goers the moment the doors opened, staying packed until the last beat dropped.

Slam played every year without fail and were joined by some of the best artists in the underground scene, including luminaries such as Daft Punk, Nina Kraviz, Ricardo Villalobos, Carl Cox, Maya Jane Coles, Skream, Richie Hawtin, Basement Jaxx, Jeff Mills, Jamie Jones and The Chemical Brothers.

Tom Ketley, Director of FLY said: “The Slam Tent was Scotland’s mecca of clubbing. As we are now finally looking forward to a return of dancefloors this summer, it seems like now is the right time to bring it back!”