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Journey to the East Festival

¥ØU$UK€ ¥UK1MAT$U | Yousuke Yukimatsu

Fri 22 September 2023

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A shirtless Asian man stands in focus against the background of the sea, wearing a pendant necklace that says 'No War'.

Image credit: Jun Yokoyama

JOURNEY TO THE EAST (JTTE) - Scotland’s premiere performance art and contemporary culture festival which centres queer, PoC and East Asian artists and artforms - returns to Glasgow from 22-30 September!

JTTE Friday opening night live performances features Japanese DJ ¥ØU$UK€ ¥UK1MAT$U who is considered one of the best in the world by his peers - playing a three and a half-hour cross-genre set in the CCA Theatre. Based in Tokyo, he brings his mind-bending, versatile mixes to Glasgow for the first time. His experimental approach from the more meditative and ambient to high-paced intensity and noise blends unexpected sets propelled by his gripping performative presence. His approach to DJing has been influenced by formative experiences with DJ NOBU, and his programming of the Zone Unknown parties in Osaka and Kobe. The performance runs from 9:30pm – 1am and mixes in tracks from his recent release Midnight Is Comin’, highlighting some of Japan’s underrepresented experimental electronic musicians.

Friday Schedule

Festival Launch and Keynote Lecture | Matt Mullican

6pm | 1hr | Artist Lecture | CCA Clubroom

JTTE Screening | Various Artists

6pm | All Evening | Film Screening | CCA Cinema

PYRAMID PARTY / A DOSE OF PLEASURE | Alvin Collantes and Ben Okamoto

7pm | 2.5hrs | Performance | CCA Theatre

Yousuke Yukimatsu Live | ¥ØU$UK€ ¥UK1MAT$U

9:30pm | 3.5hrs | Performance | CCA Theatre

JTTE Festival Line-up 2023


Matt Mullican

Keioui Keijaun Thomas

River Lin

Sung Im Her

Alvin Collantes & Ben Okamoto

Jian Yi

Elisabeth Gunawan


Apichatpong Weerasethakul

... & more to be announced!

JTTE festival events are 18+ and may contain coarse language, adult themes, nudity and/or flashing lights. Artist conversations and lecture series may have limited capacity for ticket holders and will be available for entry on a first come / first served basis - with a live captioned video link available outside the room for viewing the talks otherwise. Festival pass offers access subject to capacity to all events at all venues, except for the 2 artist workshops (ticketed separately). Individual venue passes offers access subject to capacity to venue events at one location, except for the 2 artist workshops (ticketed separately).

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9:30pm — 1:00am




Tickets: Standard £14
Concession £10


Wheelchair accessible

Tickets no longer available