Reading Rooms Dundee

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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.

There is free music and videos throughout these pages for you to enjoy - check it out!


Illustration by Mr Scruff

Coming soon: 
Book Club • KRIS WADSWORTH - Saturday 29th April 2017
Headway 13th Birthday with BEN SIMS (Theory / Hardgroove / Drumcode) - Friday 5th May 2017
MUNGO'S HI FI SOUND SYSTEM DEGREE SHOW DANCE ft. EVA LAZARUS live - Friday 19th May 2017
All Good presents JASPER JAMES (Optimo Trax) - Saturday 3rd June 2017

Book Club • KRIS WADSWORTH
Saturday 29th April 2017


This month we go dark and dirty. Breed label boss, and all round boss Kris Wadsworth is going to pay us a visit with his low slung, throbbing techno. Set to sound marvellous in our small town club. With his Uranus series of releases the dark eps have some really outstanding tunes and moments, and normally find their way into our own sets. On support is Is Kill and a terrified Marc JD, ready to get you grooving.
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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

MUNGO'S HI FI ft. EVA LAZARUS live
Friday 19th May 2017


Wake the small town, tell the people, Mungo's Hi Fi are back for a degree show special featuring Eva Lazarus live! Mungo’s Hi Fi champion the evolution reggae, dub and dancehall music and are re-invigorating soundsystem culture. They have developed formidable live shows, collaborating with foundation legends like Ranking Joe, Sugar Minott and Sister Nancy...
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All Good presents JASPER JAMES (Optimo Trax)
Saturday 3rd June 2017


2016 was Jasper James' most successful year yet. Emerging from his roots as a leading tastemaker in Glasgow’s vibrant house scene and breaking away from his peers to become more than just a one-to-watch but a respected touring DJ in his own right. A DJ and producer with talent that stretches beyond his years, he’s crafted his own-brand of house and techno through DJ sets at some of the worlds most respected clubs.
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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


JASPER JAMES - Saturday 3rd June 2017
All Good presents JASPER JAMES - Saturday 3rd June 2017

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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