Platform 18 "The Final Stop"

After 9 years of powerhouse parties under the bridge at West Street, 2022 marks “The Final Stop”  for Glasgow’s Platform 18 Festival. After almost a decade of open-air raves boasting Dance Music royalty every single time with the likes of Derrick Carter, Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Carl Craig, Amelie Lens, to name but a few, festival curator Ivan Kutz has decided to call time on the sound of the underground.

As always Mental health will be at the heart of the next event. Ivan has been supporting the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) since 2013, in memory of his close friend and, said: ” The SAMH charity is very close to my heart since losing a close friend to suicide… This spurred me on to set up the street party and build it all around mental health awareness.” Well over £5,000 has already been generated for the charity.

Ahead of the Final Stop, Ivan confirmed “It’s with a heavy heart that I will be hanging up the headphones down at West Street this year, it’s been such an extraordinary 9 years which has given me the opportunity to build a unique electronic party and book my favourite DJ’s along the way. The whole experience has shaped me into the man I am today and I can’t recommend enough to any young expiring promoters out there to just go for it, anything is possible if you have the vision and passion!

…I’d like to thank everyone that has supported Platform 18 over the years, from the sound technicians, In-house security, bar staff, media, No Mean City PR, sponsors, Glasgow City Council, SAMH, my wonderful wife Emily, Niz, Bruce, friends & family and of course all the ravers!