Venue Focus: The Tunnels

We shine our venue spotlight on Aberdeen's The Tunnels, a place that over the past decade has established itself as one of the city's very best music hotspots.

Mike Warburton

Last updated: 5th Feb 2015.
Originally published: 4th Feb 2015

Photo: The Tunnels

Having become a home for some of the country's best underground club nights, (which is quite fitting, as the venue itself is underground, literally) as well as a perfect venue for a wealth of live acts and local talent, Aberdeen's The Tunnels has succeeded in bringing high end entertainment to the streets of the city, enticing gig-goers and ravers with its intimate and unusual setting. 

Following a cracking refurbishment complete with a brand new rib-rattling sound system, Aberdeen's subterranean rave lair launches into February on the 7th by welcoming Jungle Nation to The Tunnels, who celebrate their 18th birthday with a headline slot from d&b anthem machine TC (see him in action above).

Avalon are next to takeover the venue, inviting one of the nation's favourite selectors - Jackmaster to tear things up on Tuesday 10th. The always impressive Let It Bleed crew stay true to form by booking Ben Westbeech's Breach moniker for some bass heavy, house music madness on Thursday 12th.

Two time World turntablist champion DJ Woody arrives on February 14th with a brand new audio/visual DJ show spanning the past four decades of hip hop, followed by another drum&bass feast on the 20th courtesy of transit, who hook in Hospital records favourite Cyantific for headline duties.

Live music is on the agenda on February 28th when celebrated Polish rockers Coma land as part of their European tour, fresh off the back of their riotous new LP Don't Set Your Dogs On Me (check out the title track above). On the same night Jungle Nation throw down a heavy hitting hoedown with breaks champions Scratch Perverts and resident selector DJ Tez providing the soundtrack.

Russian drum&bass pioneer Enei joins Jungle Nation on March 7th (we interviewed him recently here), followed by double world DMC champion JFB who turns up to flaunt his unparalleled deck wizardry on March 13th.

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Upcoming Events At The Tunnels, Aberdeen

Here are the next 4 upcoming events At The Tunnels, Aberdeen

TLF Mad Friday : Gary Beck
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TLF Mad Friday : Gary Beck

The Tunnels, Aberdeen

Friday 22nd Dec

10:00pm til 3:00am

Minimum Age: 18

10/12/15

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TLF Presents : Marika Rossa
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TLF Presents : Marika Rossa

The Tunnels, Aberdeen

Saturday 3rd Mar

10:00pm til 3:00am (last entry 1:00am)

Minimum Age: 18

8/10/12

U.K. Debut TLF are proud to Welcome the very talented Marika to our underground Sanctuary The mi...

Sari Schorr & The Engine Room
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Sari Schorr & The Engine Room

The Tunnels, Aberdeen

Saturday 10th Mar

7:30pm til 11:00pm (last entry 9:15pm)

Minimum Age: 18

14.00

Blues Rock Aberdeen welcomes back one of the world’s most exciting blues rock singers SARI SCHORR

The Sabbath Years
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The Sabbath Years

The Tunnels, Aberdeen

Friday 11th May

7:00pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 14

£12.00

THE SABBATH YEARS A Tribute To Black Sabbath & Its Members From the 1st Album Released 13th February...