Fly house party takes over the Ross Bandstand

Dutch house heroes Detroit Swindle play Fly Open Air Festival at Ross Bandstand
Dutch house heroes Detroit Swindle play Fly Open Air Festival at Ross Bandstand
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FLY, the Capital’s best weekly underground house and techno party eschews its regular base, Cabaret Voltaire, this weekend, in favour of the wide open space and fresh air of The Ross Bandstand, in Princes Street Gardens.

Edinburgh’s first ever open-air dance music festival will take place in the shadow of the Castle on Saturday, from noon to 10pm, and in keeping with Fly’s ethos of welcoming some of the world’s biggest electronic acts while helping bring through the most promising names in dance music, there’s an impressive line-up of acts rostered for the day.

The first names out of the bag are the much loved Motor City Drum Ensemble, live act and dub house legend Mr G and Sub Club’s iconic pair of Harri + Domenic.

They will be joined at the historic landmark by Booka Shade and Dutch house heroes Detroit Swindle.

German duo Booka Shade are a legendary live act who have been headlining festival sized gigs and vast arenas for years.

Their richly detailed, vocal laced and accessible house sound is played live on an array of gear making it as fun to watch as it is to listen to.

Edinburgh acts are well represented throughout the day too, with Radio 1 regular Theo Kottis and Fly Club residents Nolan & Herd also on the bill.

Local promoter Tom Ketley launched Fly three years ago as a weekly residency at Cabaret Voltaire as a place for a core group of talented friends to play records and hang out’

Ever since, his forward thinking house and techno party has gone from strength to strength. You could say it’s flyin’.

Fly Open Air Festival, Ross Band Stand, Princes Street Gardens, Saturday, 12pm-10pm, £24.50 - £35.50,