Scran season 7: The rise of day time clubbing - with Day Fever co-founders Vicky McClure and Jonny Owen

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Published 3rd May 2024
Updated 17 th May 2024

You may have noticed a growing popularity for day time clubbing events in recent months. It would appear nightlife is changing, with a shift towards the day time for socialising and dancing.

In this episode of Scran, we learn more about this new trend, where it came from and what impact it is having on the local industry.

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SWG3 is hosting series of day time events this summer. Picture: Michael Hunter

First up I speak to Line of Duty actress Vicky McClure and partner the writer/producer Jonny Owen about their day-time clubbing experience Day Fever.

Vicky's mantra is 'music is medicine' and the couple tell me how this is translating into packed dance floors at 4pm up and down the country.

Meryl Gilbert, the Arts and Business Director of SWG3 in Glasgow, also joins me to talk about the changes she has seen in the industry

She tells me that the rise of day time events is something that's been happening in New York and elsewhere for quite a while and it's not necessarily all about ageing clubbers wanting to be home to let the babysitter go.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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