After the sell-out debut of Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway's Vintage Festival at Merchant City Festival we're delighted to announce that it returns on 26-27 July, the first weekend of the XX Commonwealth Games.

This year's Vintage Glasgow celebrates being part of Festival 2014 with music, arts and culture  from across the Commonwealth as well as bringing together British music, fashion, film, art, dance, food and design from the decades of cool, the 1920’s to the 1980’s.

Find out more about all the events taking place below and book your tickets now!

Charleston Brunch - Saturday 26 July 11am,  Wild Cabaret/Wicked Lounge

Enjoy an evocative 1920s brunch whilst gramophone DJ Lord Holyrude provides the music and expert dance teachers from the Fly Right Dance Co. teach the moves. This is the only place to experience elegant and authentic 20s and 30s culture. There will be concealed cocktails, cabaret and good time boys and gals!

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Let It Rock - Saturday 26 July 3pm, Wild Cabaret/Wicked Lounge

The finest 50s Rock n Roll, bopping Rockabilly and shuffling Rhythm and Blues and 50s makeovers. Dance tutors Ray & Nicky show you the moves then put them into practice with music from Miss Mary and The Mr Rights and The FretTones and vinyl collectors DJ Tojo, Keb Darge and Snowboy.

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Soul Casino - Saturday 26 July  9pm, The Old Fruitmarket

The sounds and style of the classic 70s soul club and 80s disco scenes with DJs Eddie Piller,  Wayne & Jack Hemingway and more. 

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From Peabody to Jitterbug - Sunday 27 July 12noon, Wild Cabaret/Wicked Lounge

A once in a lifetime opportunity to learn and dance the evolution of the exciting Swing dance, Jitterbug. with expert dance teachers and historian, Fly Right Dance Company. Perfect if you want to shine on the dance floor of The Torch Club on Sunday evening!

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The Devil's Music - Sunday 27 July 7pm, Wild Cabaret/Wicked Lounge

From raucous rockabilly, to northern soul stompers, to real R & B, disco and wild surf and vintage garage, The Devils Music presents seven inch gems that inspired the late night delinquents who frequented the true underground scenes in Britain. Not for the faint hearted!

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Torch Club - Sunday 27 July 8pm, The Old Fruitmarket

A glamorous evening of 1940s entertainment, themed dining and period cocktails. Get your hair and make-up done and dance into the small hours in a truly immersive environment.

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The Vintage Makeover Salon - Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 July10am - 8pm, Merchant Square  £18 (makeup) £20 (hair)

Get the Vintage look from 1940s finger waves to 80s New Romantic curls and high volume waves by the team from The Make Up School in the historic Merchant Square. 

Appointments will be on sale in advance this year so do book to avoid disappointment!

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Vintage Spins The Commonwealth - Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 July10am - 8pm, Merchant Square  Free admission

Calling all music lovers! Be a World Record Holder this Summer. Charity
Shop DJ has travelled the world collecting the stories behind the music, and he is delighted to be in Glasgow to host Vintage Spins the Commonwealth at Vintage 2014. We are inviting everyone from Glasgow and visitors to the city to join our celebration and add their musical memories to our World Map of Music.

Find out more here. 

Fashion at Vintage Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 July

The emphasis throughout Vintage is glamour and head turning style.  The festival celebrates the very best of British fashion creativity across the decades.  Style hunters will roam the Vintage site to snap the most fashion-savvy festival goers. Watch out for our special ‘flash-mob’ catwalks, where our chosen ‘style hunted’ gather for a one-off event.

The Vintage Marketplace Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 July
10am - 6pm, Bell Street

Stuck for something vintage to wear to complete the look? Enter the Scotland's finest Vintage Marketplace Curated by ‘The Vintage Vendors'. This year's Vintage Marketplace brings together around 50 hand-picked vintage sellers featuring vintage clothing from the 20s to the 80s, eyewear, jewellery, accessories, mid-century homewares, ceramics, collectables, kitchenalia and furniture. Plus a mini classic car boot sale!


Vintage has art and design flowing through its veins. Art and design workshops, many of which are free to attend, will offer people the opportunity to get creative.
For 2014 Vintage are bringing expert Vintage Tutors, Pea Cooper Hats, Treemendous and are working with Re Fashion at the Merchant City Festival, watch out for more announcements about our workshops and how to participate.

​​​Vintage Glasgow is produced by The Dollshouse Creative Agency​

 Vintage Glasgow


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