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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.

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Illustration by Mr Scruff

Coming soon: 
All Good presents GERD JANSON - Friday 3rd March 2017
ARTWORK & Headway present Art's House - Friday 17th March 2017
Phazed presents XXXY (Ten Thousand Yen/Rinse/RBMA) - Saturday 18th March 2017
SLAM (Soma) 25th Anniversary DJ Set - Friday 24th March 2017
All Good presents RICHY AHMED - Saturday 1st April 2017
Headway with JEREMY UNDERGROUND - Friday 7th April 2017
Headway 13th Birthday with BEN SIMS (Theory / Hardgroove / Drumcode) - Friday 5th May 2017

All Good presents GERD JANSON
Friday 3rd March 2017


For March, we bagged ourselves a DJ, most other DJ's consider one of the best in the game, GERD JANSON. The guy's worked the room at some of the best clubs in the world, and been resident at 3 establishments that are pretty much the tastemakers for the entire international house scene, Trouw, Panorama Bar & Robert Johnson.
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ARTWORK & Headway present Art's House
Friday 17th March 2017


After playing at sell out gigs at SWG3 and the Sub Club in Glasgow this year, as well as holding down residencies at XOYO London and Pikes Ibiza over the summer, we thought it was about time we brought the notorious party starter ARTWORK to Headway for his Dundee debut where we’ll be leaving the man to his own devices all night long.
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Phazed presents XXXY (Ten Thousand Yen/Rinse/RBMA)
Saturday 18th March 2017


Following on from our Phazed and Friends party, we are excited to welcome our first guest of 2017 - XXXY! This is a man who has been on our radar for a while and we can't wait to witness him deliver the goods at the Reading Rooms...
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SLAM (Soma) 25th Anniversary DJ Set
Friday 24th March 2017


2017 promises to be one of the biggest years yet in the glittering career of the dynamic Glaswegian duo SLAM (aka Stuart McMillan & Orde Meikle).  As Slam's Soma label prepares to embark on the 25th year of it's epic journey, you only have to take one look at it's release schedule to understand why they have remained on the cutting edge and firmly at the forefront of musical innovation.
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All Good presents RICHY AHMED (Hot Creations)
Saturday 1st April 2017


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

Headway with JEREMY UNDERGROUND
Friday 7th April 2017


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

Headway 13th Birthday with BEN SIMS
Friday 5th May 2017


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

BEN SIMS #tab6
JEREMY UNDERGROUND #tab3
RICHY AHMED #tab8
SLAM #tab4
XXXY #tab5
ARTWORK #tab2
GERD JANSON #tab1

Small town club

About us:
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.


Mr Scruff - Reading Rooms - 19/11/2016


Phazed presents XXXY - Saturday 18th March 2017
Phazed presents XXXY - Saturday 18th March 2017

Doors 10:30pm - 3am. More info here

This club reminds me of the best little clubs in Japan… and London, we're gonna have some fun tonight.
- Gilles Peterson
Worldwide/Brownswood Productions