Current track

Current show

Pop Playlist

04:00 05:00


Alcohol-free drinks festival comes to Glasgow

Written by on 4th October 2018

Sober October just got more exciting with Scotland’s first alcohol-free drinks festival.

Glasgow students will be treated to free live music, food, workshops and drinks as mindful drinking movement Club Soda partners with Heineken 0.0 to promote tasty alternatives.

Other activities at the event include a celebrity panel on socialising while sober, an exhibition of the history of Glasgow pubs and cocktail masterclasses.


Club Soda co-founder Laura Willoughby said “The festival is great for those going sugar-free, on a
fitness regime, cutting back, not drinking for religious reason, or who are alcohol-free.”

The festival is built upon the growing trend of low alcoholic alternatives as sales of low and non-alcoholic beers dropped by 20.5% between July 2016 and July 2017.

The event takes place on Saturday the 13th of October between 12 and 6PM at The Briggait and students with valid NUS or Student IDs will receive a free goody bag on entry.

Laura continued: “We have been running alcohol-free pop-up bars for students across the country and know that not only are students drinking more mindfully than anyone else, but you are also up for trying new things.

“So our goody bag has the best alcohol-free drinks available in locally. We have brought together top brands to give you a taste of the best. Like Gordon’s Ultra Low, Heineken o.o and Kopperberg.”

Willem van Waesberghe, Heineken’s Global Master Brewer, said: “We’re really proud to be leading the trend for alcohol-free drinks and to be a major part of this great festival. There is now more choice than ever, and the beauty is with Heineken® 0.0 now you can enjoy a beer at any time of day.

“We know festival-goers will be delighted and surprised by the range of drinks on offer and they will have time to enjoy a moment with Heineken® 0.0 at our pop-up bar right in the heart of Glasgow.”


Adam Fraser

Reader's opinions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *