Trainspotting (Film Screening) + after-party with DJ Justin Robertson

Sat 20 Jul 20:00
Sat 20 Jul

Choose life - choose a big night out at The Fire Station and relive the 1996 cultural phenomenon on the big screen.

Watch the era-defining film, directed by Danny Boyle and based on Irvine Welsh's classic novel and featuring a soundtrack that defined a generation, followed by an after-party with renowned dance music pioneer, DJ & record producer Justin Robertson for an authentic acid house experience.


Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends. Danny Boyle's explosive film tracks the misadventures of young men in Edinburgh trying to find their way out of joblessness, aimless relationships and drug addiction. Some are successful, while others hopelessly are not.

Justin Robertson

Since his arrival in Manchester as a wide-eyed philosophy student in 1986, Justin had supplemented his degree with a close study of the city’s famous night spots. Music, always a passion, became an obsession and soon he was DJ-ing at some of the city’s most celebrated spots including a residency at the legendary Haciebnda, as well as promoting two of Manchester’s legendary nights, Spice with Greg Fenton and Most Excellent, where the Chemical Brothers found their early inspiration.

His refusal to be categorised musically led him to developing a reputation as an open-minded DJ and fledgling remixer. Regular guest spots around the world followed and his production reputation was cemented with a string of remixes for the likes of Erasure, New Order, Happy Mondays, Bjork and Talk Talk.

Drawing on his love of Dub, Psychedelia and 1960s film soundtracks he fused these varied influences in the psych-hop beat combo Lionrock. Top 40 hits, Top of the Pops, touring with the Cocteau Twins and regular festival appearances make them still one of the most revered British bands of that era. Never one to stay standing still for too long, Justin called time on the band as the new millennium dawned.

Since then he has worked under a number of production guises; Revtone, Gentleman Thief and most recently Deadstock 33s. All fresh, all pushing the sound on. His next EP for Pamela records is set to be one of the releases of 2024.

For this very special Trainspotting after-show party we have asked Justin to delve into the archives and channel that joyous, reckless 90s acid house vibe so synonymous with the film.

Doors: 19:45 (timings are subject to change)
Location: The Auditorium, The Fire Station
Tickets: £12 
18+ only
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Trainspotting is supercharged with sulphurous humour and brutal recklessness

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian