Love Glasgow Hate Racism Gig: Glasgow St. Pauli Guest Blog
Love Glasgow Hate Racism is happening once again, this time on the 10th August, with this year’s event already shaping up to be bigger than last year’s. We invited Gary from Glasgow St. Pauli to tell us more.
We’re a diverse group mostly made up of folk who got fed up of what ‘mainstream’ football had to offer, and instead chose to spend our time watching fairly average 2. Bundesliga football. The reason? FC St. Pauli from Hamburg. The football team that fiercely stand against fascism, racism, sexism and homophobia, and instead try to offer some hope into an otherwise rubbish political climate.
That was how we all came across the club, and with various supporters clubs formed throughout the world, we needed something closer to home, so formed Glasgow St. Pauli in late 2016 to try and promote the values of St. Pauli here.
Since then we have watched St. Pauli fail to score on many an occasion in Germany, made pals with some brilliant people, and been extremely fortunate to raise money for various charities along the way.
Together with United Glasgow FC (an outstandingly brilliant football organisation set up to ‘bring together individuals from communities who would otherwise probably never have met’) we organised Love Glasgow Hate Racism which was held last August in Glasgow QMU and raised an incredible £10k for Scottish Refugee Council and United Glasgow FC.
Once we saw what could be achieved after the gig last year we decided that we wanted to make this a permanent fixture on the Glasgow gig scene, and thanks to the great staff at Glasgow QMU —Bill, Angus and Nicole, plus loads of others— we’re able to do it again. So if you fancy a great night of music, while raising money for two charities that make Glasgow a welcoming city to everyone, here are the details…
For this year’s line-up we’ve tried to offer a bit of everything, so we’re delighted to have Bombskare, The Wakes, The Twistettes, Joe Solo, Mick Hargan and Andy McBride all giving up their time to support our night. We also have Richard Jobson as our compere and DJ, and we will have some spoken word poetry from Picket Line Poets. Unite Scotland have also offered their support again this year and are the main sponsor of the night.
Thanks to everyone who has already bought their ticket, and we can’t wait to see everyone on the day!
Tix going fast but you can get them here