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Glasgow sound/art/performance collective

Cue 85A Collective,
a group from Glasgow who stage elaborate happenings which are part art installation and part theatrical event, with elements of music, film and puppetry thrown into the mix

Coming up:

Glasgow Film and 85A present:

A FREE one day cinematic extravaganza 
26th July | Clydeside Amphitheatre

You are invited to take part in Cargo, Camera… ACTION! a spectacular cinematic take-over produced by Glasgow Film and 85A Collective for Festival 2014. 

On Saturday 26th of July 85A Motion Pictures offer you a rare chance to get on set and take part in a high-energy film shoot and help put the finishing touches to a sure fire blockbuster.  
Featuring live music from a host of Glasgow’s most excellent musical maestros, beguiling stunts, epic set pieces, state of the art film technique applied by five star, award winning real life cinema gurus.

THE HUNT FOR THE RATTUS ORLOVA tells the story of a seemingly abandoned salvage ship, crewed by mutant cannibal rats under the command of a salty captain, as it scours the flotsam and jetsam of the deep murky Commonwealth Ocean for mysterious treasures.


Extras of all ages are required!
The whole event is free to attend but tickets are required to be on set. 




Filming takes place between 2pm and 9pm in 45 minute blocks with a different band soundtracking the live action every time.

Book a session:

  14h00 -
Gypsy Romania

[Traditional Roma folk music]

Gypsy Romania play traditional folk music from Bihar region in northwest of Romania. The most important feature of this folk music is called “hora lunga” (long song), an improvised melody type. 

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15h45 -
Golden Teacher

[Psychedelic Voodoo Rave]

Fresh of the boat from playing France, the US and Canada, Golden Teacher channel disco, noise and afrobeat into ecstatic real-time club music. Their racy punk-funk combines two or sometimes three vocalists, with a frenzy of dancing, percussion and arpeggios, they've had audiences from Glasgow to NCY stomping to their loose-yet-robotic beat.

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  17h15 -

[surf rock n' roll ]

Halfrican are one of the most exciting new bands in Scotland, mixing together fuzz, reverb, garage punk and 60s pop hooks to create their own style of intense rock and roll. 

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  18h45 -
Mungo’s Hi-Fi +MC Diggy Dang
[reggae / dancehall]

Hot of the back of their latest LP release Serious Times, these sound-system champions bring up the bass; with special guest MC Diggy Dang’ from Reggae Rajahs, India's number one sound system.

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  20h15 -
Capone & The Bullets
[The godfathers of Scottish Ska]

Over the past 25 years Capone and the Bullets earned themselves a fearsome reputation for delivering live and original Ska, with intensity and passion, and an honest dedication to the egalitarian principles of the 2Tone movement. 

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To keep ya'll jumping pre and post shoot we’re taking the unprecedented step of opening up our VIP backstage café for a day-long wrap party with food from the renowned catering crew SCRAN Street Food Collective and award winning Scottish beer from Williams Brothers. 

The café is hosted by DJ Afrodeesia, featuring a kick-ass line up of turntable tricksters spinning the grooviest beats. Backstage is the only place in Glasgow where you get to rub shoulders and party with the film stars. Open from 14:00 to 23:00. 




Come dusk the film set will transform into a stunning open air cinema. Showcasing special artist commissions from Torsten Lauschman, Minty Donald, Nick Millar and Chris Leslie, alongside a screening of the acclaimed Scottish film Seawards the Great Ships, set to the brand new live score performed by DJ Skizzwang. Hosted by Louna productions replete with delicious hot popcorn this experience is not to be missed! Open to all, screenings from 22:00 to 23:00, no need to book for the evening, just come along!




Book today! Remember: dress for rain or shine to spectate and participate in this unique experience...  
"Grab your Bolex and prepare to be flabbergasted! for this July, ‘CARGO, CAMERA...ACTION!’ is about to set sail!!”





The Arches (Glasgow)
2nd May 2014

A night in three parts. An immersive triptych of masked ambiguity, despair and distortion... featuring 
James Stephen Wright, Michelle Hannah, Andrew Houston, Melanie Forbes-Broomes, Cath Whippy & Callum Macaskill, enveloped by 85A's kinetic interventions, before the throb, break and pulse of the musical headliners; PLANNINGTOROCK, Golden Teacher, Mr.Vast, Neil D, FEM BITCH NATION, Skizzwang and Afrodeesia



at SUMMERHALL (Edinburgh)
December 6th 2013

The Edinburgh premiere of Judd Brucke's industrial-horror film: 'CHERNOZEM', culminating in live performances, knee-dropping music and blood pulsing DJs... featuring: ‘Jacob Yates & The Pearly Gate Lock Pickers’.


8-11 Aug 2013

The 85A barbers residing in Old Town, are famous for carrying on the traditional practice of ‘cranial cultivation’.



All 15 of our previous shows documented in our Past Projects archive