Arts / New DJ event aims to get younger generation into electronic music

The night at the Gulberwick Hall will be open for ages 16 plus

A DJ event is being held in Shetland early next month with the aim of giving younger people aged 16-plus a chance to experience a night of music.

The Bedlam night will take place at the Gulberwick Hall on Saturday 1 April, with tickets now on sale from High Level Music in Lerwick.

It promises a mix of house, tech house, funk and techno, with Saul H, Danny Masson, T-Bag and DJ Shamsull on the bill.

With recent DJ events tending to be only open to people aged 18 and over, organisers hope that the gig will give a rare chance for 16 and 17 year olds to attend.

There has concern in recent years over a lack of things to do for youngsters, especially in the evenings.

The organisers said in a statement: “The plan was to create an event to try to introduce young folk into electronic music and DJs.


“There’s quite a lot of DJs in the islands and not a lot of events. We also wanted to give young people something to do on a Saturday night.”

The hope though is to get a mix of ages, with the bar also due to be open. If the event is a success the plan is to host more in the future.

The gig will run from 9pm to 1am, with ID required for entry. Tickets are £10.

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