Are you missing gigs as much as we are?
Look no further, as Glasgow Live can exclusively reveal details of the latest outdoor concert and event space that will soon be coming to the heart of the city.
Junction 1 is a brand new eco-friendly multipurpose sustainable event space within Morris Park Complex, the site of the former Morris Furniture factory, and just a stone’s throw from Junction 1a of the M74 at Polmadie, the city’s fastest-growing neighbourhood.
The venue will launch in 2022, and what better a way to do that than with The Flaming Lips and Hot Chip as one-off headline shows?
Junction 1 launches with The Flaming Lips and Colonel Mustard and the Dijon Five on May 27, 2022 followed by Hot Chip with The Pictish Trail on June 3 2022 – and bosses say we can expect many more amazing international and homegrown acts to be announced over the coming weeks.
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You can get a sneak preview of the stunning venue in our exclusive first-look video render.
Junction 1’s development within Morris Park over the coming years is to include an on-site restaurant, bars, a cafe, roof terraces and outdoor event space.
The venue will take in over 100,000 square feet of outdoor space, as well as having 800 parking spots, and over 100 electric car and bicycle charging ports.
It is a mere 10-minute walk from the recently refurbished Dalmarnock Station with the average journey time by train between Glasgow Central and Dalmarnock only eight minutes.
Junction 1’s Ashleigh Elliott said: “Glasgow is the largest music economy in the UK after London so we are thrilled to announce our incredible new space, Junction-1 in the heart of Scotland’s musical capital.
“We have secured two of our favourite acts of all time to celebrate the arrival of our amazing new venue – The Flaming Lips and Hot Chip – so we know we are getting off to the most perfect of starts, with much more to come.
“J1 will play a key role within the city’s existing rich musical heritage by bringing together globally recognised artists and Scottish talent across multiple genres. J1 will open up so many possibilities for Glaswegians and music lovers across Scotland, the UK and beyond.
“Robert Morris, owner of the Morris Park Complex, is an absolute visionary and working with him on Junction1 from the very beginning of the project has allowed us to create something unique.
“The facilities are going to be superb, and the space will be firmly embedded in Glasgow and Scotland’s musical DNA. We just know fans and artists alike are going to love it.
“In keeping with our whole ethos, it is very much designed with sustainability in mind and as always we will be completely inclusive and diverse in everything we do.”
Situated south of the River Clyde, Morris Park, Polmadie, is close to many new residential neighbourhoods and forms part of a major part of the economic regeneration of the former industrial zone at Shawfield and the Clyde Gateway following the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The Commonwealth Games not only changed perceptions in relation to the local area, but they acted as a catalyst for growth and regeneration of the vast and vacant landscape and an enabler to create long-term jobs. Junction 1 at Morris Park will strategically use events to assist with the long-term plan and continued regeneration of the local area.
Construction of Morris Park, the purpose built 30-acre facility, is already underway with over 100 units already occupied and once complete, more than 180 Flexi units will exist with capacity for 4,000 new workers. Morris Park is already an incubator for start-up businesses with particular focus on creative industries, artisan crafts and technology work zones.
Ashleigh added: “This is a real passion project for us all and one we know the people of Glasgow and indeed Scotland will fully embrace.
“Programming is already underway with a series of concerts and events planned for summer 2022. Watch this space…”