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*** [Doors open at 6pm, Q&A starts at 7pm] ***
AN EVENING WITH RUNRIG
THE FILM PREMIERE SCREENING OF THE LAST DANCE
RUNRIG’S FAREWELL CONCERT
• Runrig’s farewell concert ‘The Last Dance’, filmed against the backdrop of Stirling Castle, will have its world premiere at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 17th August
• Members of the band will appear on stage for an informal chat with Roddy Hart, Scottish broadcaster, prior to the film
• Much-awaited film will be shown in state-of-the-art high definition widescreen with integrated sound system
The film every Runrig fan has been waiting to see, The Last Dance captures for posterity, Runrig’s final farewell concerts on the massive open-air stage in front of Stirling Castle. Over 50,000 fans attended the concerts over two nights, the first of which was the UK’s fastest-selling concert in 2018.
The film’s world premiere screening will be at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on a state-of-the-art, high definition widescreen with an integrated sound system. Prior to the film, members of the band will be on stage for an informal chat with Scottish broadcaster Roddy Hart.
The film has captured the emotion of the farewell concerts, immortalising the legacy of the most successful Celtic rock band of all time, and celebrating the end of an era together with their fans. Runrig devotees from over 20 countries arrived in Stirling to sing and dance the night away. Every note and chord resonated in the hearts of everyone at the gig. Runrig signed off with an incredible acapella version of “Heart Of Olden Glory”, rejoicing with their fans at the emotional ending of a remarkable 45-year career.
The film is the definitive Runrig experience and illustrates the importance of the band in Scottish culture and what it means to be a Runrig fan. The Last Dance is a concert to remain forever in the heart and minds of music-lovers around the world.
Runrig founding member Rory Macdonald said ‘It’s the love of performing that kept the group going for over 45 years. Our farewell performance brought all this to a close – a shared, visceral experience that will stay with me forever. In many ways, our bond with the fans has been our success and the film illustrates this throughout.
Produced by Scotland’s BAFTA wining digital entertainment company, Blazing Griffin, combined with the talents of the concert director Marcus Viner (David Bowie, Kylie Minogue, Glastonbury and The Proms) and BAFTA documentary winner Jack Cocker (Rupert Everet: Born to be Wild and Richard Flanagan: Life after Death), The Last Dance was captured by over 30 cameras and recorded with the finest audio quality.
The Last Dance film plus Runrig’s final live album, will be available to purchase on the night at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
18:00 - Doors Open
18:30 - Auditorium
19:00 - Q&A
19:30 - Interval
19:50 - Film starts
22:50 - Film ends