On this site you can find out what's coming up at the Reading Rooms and also get information on forthcoming guest DJ's and live acts.
There is free music and videos throughout these pages for you to enjoy - check it out!
Illustration by Mr Scruff
“I sing myself to sleep. It's my best friend."
Twenty years ago this year Dundee lost its finest voice when Billy Mackenzie sang himself to sleep. To mark this milestone, and to honour Billy's enduring legacy, this very special night will see local musicians perform their own take on the music of the man who even Bjork was too scared to record a duet with.
A Love From Outer Space is an evening and ethos created by dance legend Andrew Weatherall aka Lord Sabre alongside his first lieutenant Sean Johnston. Launched in 2012 at a
basement venue in Stoke Newington for 120 like-minded souls, the evening was based around the mission to never knowingly exceed 122 bpm on the dance floor, and to explore the
deeper and more underground musical terrain.
One of the biggest movers and shakers in the scene: Richy Ahmed has carved himself an immensely successful career with a string of releases on Jamie Jone's label "Hot Creations", some incredible mixes (RA, Boiler Room, Essential Mix) and huge gigs all over the world. Every track he's released has went on to become that seminal sound of the moment, setting the bar for producers and other labels. More info/videos/music
We're delighted to announce that we have finally booked one of our favorite DJs of the last 18 months or so - Jeremy Underground! A selector whose crates run deeper than most, Jeremy Underground’s gift for digging has seen him regularly spin at many a historic venue across the world. With an unbridled passion for what he does, his faultless selection and enthusiasm never fails to lift the dance floor. More info/videos/music
Well we have been chasing him for a very long time...and what better time to get him than for our 10th anniversary bash!!!
Put it in your diary NOW!!! And let's make Sat 15th April a night for wild dancing & good times..and whatever you do...don't plan anything for the next few days.
This one will hit hard!!! Dr Dunks is coming to town at the Reading Rooms...and we ain't seen many DJs like him. We think you will agree.
We are very excited to welcome back one of the world’s most in-demand and leading techno DJs to Headway for our 13th Birthday – BEN SIMS! Still at the top of his game, Sims sets are powerful, memorable, and unique, while constantly pushing the boundaries of a DJ set – utilising a mesmerising blend of vinyl, CDs, and software. His set at Headway a couple of years ago was one of our favourite techno sets ever at the club, and we can’t wait for more of the same! More info/videos/music
2016 was Jasper James' most successful year yet. Emerging from his roots as a leading tastemaker in Glasgow’s vibrant house scene and breaking away from his peers to become more
than just a one-to-watch but a respected touring DJ in his own right. A DJ and producer with talent that stretches beyond his years, he’s crafted his own-brand of house and
techno through DJ sets at some of the worlds most respected clubs.
Mungo’s Hi Fi champion the evolution reggae, dub and dancehall music and are re-invigorating soundsystem culture. They have developed formidable live shows, collaborating with
foundation legends like Ranking Joe, Sugar Minott and Sister Nancy as well as top vocalists on the scene at the moment including Charlie P, Solo Banton, Mr Williamz, YT and
Scotland’s own lyrical lassie Soom T.
Since 2002, the Reading Rooms has been at the forefront of the underground clubscene in Scotland. Housed inside a former public library, with an exposed brick, warehouse-style interior and furnished with original retro decor, the Reading Rooms is home to a tight collective of some of Dundee (and Scotland's) most exciting music promoters who present an eclectic and diverse range of late night party offerings.
With a weekly programme crossing many musical genres including electro, dubstep, reggae, funk and soul, techno to hip hop, rockabilly, dancehall and beyond, it all promises to keep this legendary venue at the forefront of the Scottish underground clubscene. To further enhance your clubbing experience, the Reading Rooms is also home to a top of the range D&B sound system.
More info here