2015 witnessed the third incarnation of Glasgow’s Electric Frog and Pressure Riverside Festival, 8000 fans across the weekend welcoming electronic legend Sven Vath, and his Cocoon label to the Riverside Museum.

This year’s barnstorming festival, for the first time, presented three stages to the ecstatic masses, with Cocoon hosting their own stage and Sven Vath headlining Saturday’s event with a three hour set, there was no respite for dedicated ravers determined to make an appearance on both Friday and Saturday.

As always, the fans were on edge about the tempestuous weather Glasgow faces, and surely enough, menacing grey clouds led the way for a downpour of Biblical proportions. The Electric Frog and Pressure fans are loyal though, soaking, but loyal.

Sven Vath is arguably responsible for the current style and popularity of music in Ibiza. His Cocoon label successfully changed the entire musical ethos on the island, he battled hard against the elements, bringing a little Ibizan magic to the banks of the Clyde.

Ricardo Villalobos, Nina Kraviz, Carl Craig, tore apart the Saturday, Cocoon stage. Friday saw home favourites Slam and Optimo set an impressive benchmark for the following days exploits. (Even if they were battling against four seasons in the one day.)

When has the weather ever stopped the Scottish though, with highly positive feedback from punters and DJ’s alike its clear that the festival organisers have struck festival gold, and with next year’s festival promising an Electric Frog and Pressure on an even more epic scale.


Who needs sun, when you’ve got an SWG3 afterparty and a recovery Sunday.

(For a little taste of the quality sets and performances click on the links below.)

Len Faki

Sven Vath Cocoon

Papa Sven 1

Sven @ Electric Frog and Pressure



Until next year Glasgow…