It’s time! Our SXSW party is out the bag! We’re super psyched to be hosting an official SXSW Showcase and day party at the world infamous Hotel Vegas in Austin, Texas this year for the second year running. The all day event will host 11 acts including Warmdusher, Annabelle Chairlegs, Rascalton, Iguana Death Cult, Lucia, The Gooch Palms, Fruit Tones, Gnarcissists, Teddy and The Rough Riders, The Blank Tapes and Melenas!

The event named Freakender Buckaroo Ball will be split into two parts; The free day party from 2pm-7pm, which is a open to everyone and anyone with or without SXSW badges or wristbands; and the night time event from 7pm till 2am which is our Official SXSW Showcase. You must be a SXSW badge holder or wristband user to gain priority access though $10 door tickets are available depending on capacity.

Check all the details plus links to all the acts playing the ball!


Freakender are delighted to have Boone, North Carolina’s finest The Nude Party appearing back in Glasgow this May. The band play Mono on Friday 17th May and tickets are sure to sell out like they did on their first visit last year! After a wild ride in 2018 which saw the band elevate into a whole new stratosphere the boys return to pick up were they left off.

Tickets go on sale 10am Friday 1st March. Available from


In late 2017 Tomorrow Syndicate sneaked out of Glasgow’s bustling music scene and made quite an impact with a couple of sold out singles and with their home recorded debut album ‘Present Tense’ released last year on Polytechnic Youth. Although only playing a handful of shows (their debut show was at Freakender 2017) Tomorrow Syndicate have created a buzz through dozens of 6Music airplay, glowing reviews and topping a good few end of year lists. Their fully formed and studied sound was described recently as having an uncanny knack of sounding “uniquely and simultaneously yesterday, today and tomorrow”. Tomorrow they play their first show of the year and their first at our Freakender base of Nice n Sleazys – don’t miss it!


Every fortnight El Rancho head up University Avenue to Subcity Radio to host an hour long show of current obsessions old and new. After DJ’n four hours of Steely Dan inspired tracks last night in Sleazys, today’s show will feature some of that set, distilled into one smooth hour! Expect a few Steely jams, covers and more…

Fortnightly Thursday’s from 4pm on Subcity Radio