DreadnoughtRock Bathgate

Scotland's longest Running Rock Club and West Lothian's Premier Live Music Rock Venue. www.dreadnoughtrock.com

08/01/2018 09:29 AM
July is done and dusted as is the period advertised and stated to pop in and see about your VIP Card as they ALL Expired on 1st July.
The Bulk of Vippers have been and done that however as expected....sigh, there are a few stragglers who haven't been in and the inevitable one or two who have been in that didn't check in - thus having their card swiped and or asking to get their new card. Double sigh !
Sadly quite a few didn't make the 6 visits in the last year so once again we are sorry to say your card won't be renewed but you are welcome to pick up a probationary card at the paybooth anytime.
I'll be running over who is still to get theirs this week and reminding them via social media for the last time.

Please Note tho after THIS weekend the 3rd and 4th of August - One month after your card expired you might be chapping - old domino expression there but sure if you google it you'll get the point.

So if you haven't already been in during July it's now LAST CHANCE SALOON to get in and swap cards please.

07/24/2018 03:04 PM
August - You look quite Epic.
AUGUST @ Dreadnought Rock Bathgate August is just a weekend away. Many will start scrambling for tickets no doubt for some cracking events you will find it hard to find anywhere else. Make the effort and grab a ticket in advance where required to guarantee your entry. Leave it to the last minute at your own peril. Don't come running to me if there's nae tickets left. All Ticket events are announced and pushed months and months ahead plenty. So kicking off the month I can't think of seeing any better triple header in a long long time that is likey to sell out from the stats I'm seeing. No panic to get a ticket then - that was me being sarcastic - panic if you've not already got one ! Panic big time. CK Gillon - Fresh from getting his rechargeable batteries topped up shall we say after Donington is back to full fitness and back with The King Lot on FRIDAY 3rd August along with Those Damn Crows and Fragile Things all for just £8. Tickets are available incidentally for ALL our gigs including this cracker at Bathgate Kilt Studio , Mid Street Barbers Bathgate, West Lothian Guitar Services and our own paybooth as well as via our safe and secure Skiddle Service online. Make sure you get your's asap. Direct Link via our website for this and ALL ticket events - http://www.dreadnoughtrock.com/ticketsales.html
Sat 4th August sees TWO of Scotland's finest tributes back after a short absence with us as they play homage to DEF LEPPARD and OZZY. Hysteria - Def Leppard Tribute and Talk Of The Devil - Ozzy Osbourne/ Randy Rhoads Tribute line up with tickets just £10 for TWO tributes ! More Dread madness. Friday 10th - Flat Oot are back - wee bit longer of a gap than the guys in Ozzy and Leppard tribs mind you but they are back none the less for a grand night of Rock Covers in a line up that now features Billy Shanks. £3@door (Free b4 8.30pm) Sat 11th Aug - Let the Mayhem, Rock and Roll commence with Tantrum and Psychobabylon. Tickets ONLINE and OTD - £5 ! Friday 17th Aug - Jojocoke are one of only a handful of bands who have played every year since our new adventure began - why ? That's easy - they are bloody good. If you've not caught them then make this the one ! £3@door (Free b4 8.30pm) Sat 18th Aug - NR ROCK - Nordoff Robbins Scotland Charity Event. It is a true privilege to host this music based charity event, but to host it for the FOURTH year on the trot is something quite special as music truly changes lives for those benefiting from a wonderful charity. Your £10 ticket not only gives you one shit hot line up of Rock bands that have included the likes of Gun, The King Lot and Anchor Lane to just name three in the past it also helps the charity no end with FOUR Figure sums of money going there and doing some good for people who deserve it. This year is no exception on quality and we would urge you to grab an advance ticket asap for it as we have all the way fro Wales Kane'd, Glasgow Black King Cobra and Edinburgh Campbell's Wild. It's a great line up not to be missed ! Direct link and info at https://www.skiddle.com/e/13153319 Fri 24th Aug - IKARI and She Burns Red hit the Dread. Some well kent faces in both line ups as they would say and pretty damn sure it'll be a busy one so why not treat yourself to an advance ticket online or go old skool and pay £5 on the door. Either way - be thar. Sat 25th Aug. Last year Eddie Steedman decided Black Rose (Thin Lizzy Tribute) had run it's course and that was that. Thankfully after a wee bit thought and tons of support a new line up is together and set to turn back the Rock Clock with us with another superb night of Classic Lizzy. I know it's nuts but this is £3@door and Free b4 8.30pm so come on be early ! Fri 31 Aug - The Last gig of August. Why not do something completely different - something unexpected ! Mmmm ?? How about MacMuse and Radioheed at Dreadnoughtrock Bathgate ? Two Scottish based tributes head along the M8 to give you a gig many are interested in so like many other gigs you get a ticket for - go get a ticket for this one at an outlet or online and guarantee your entry. Tickets are £10 ! http://www.dreadnoughtrock.com/ticketsales.html

07/19/2018 10:36 AM
TICKET UPDATES for forthcoming events at Dreadnoughtrock
Welcome to the Ticket Update Section of the Blog to keep you right on future events at Dreadnoughtrock. This will be constantly updated weekly similar to the Facebook Event for the respective Gig.
Updated 08/8/18

Fri 10 Aug - FLAT OOT is a simple rock up and pay on the door
Doors 7pm - FREE upto 8.30pm then £3 @ door. Free entry to all vip card holders.
On Stage approx 8.45-11pm then Rock Club action till 3am
Sat 11 Aug - Tantrum and support - Tickets on the door OR ONLINE
Doors 7pm - Tickets £5
Stage times from approx 8.30pm thro till 11pm.
After booth gigs we rock thro till 3am upstairs and all those at the gig are welcome to stay on - something you don't get anywhere else.

Fri 17 Aug - JojoCoke £3 at the door

Sat 18 Aug -  NORDOFF ROBBINS CHARITY EVENT with live music from KANE'D, BLACK KING COBRA and CAMPBELLS WILD. Tickets are £10 with ALL PROFITS going to the Charity. Full details at our website and mobile App.

Stage times approx 8pm - 11pm - Full running order of times to come.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU GET A TICKET FOR THIS ONE IN ADVANCE !! Three Awesome bands not to be missed.

Fri 24 August - IKARI and SHE BURNS RED - £5 OTD or ONLINE
Sat 25 Aug - BLACK ROSE Thin Lizzy Tribute - £3@door

06/28/2018 12:03 PM
SOME NEWS to get into and an important one for VIP CARD HOLDERS. 

After this weekend (29 and 30 June 2018) ALL bar 2 cards EXPIRE on 1 July.
The two that don't expire were produced just last week for new Vip's joining the ranks.
You might have seen that but most probably didn't notice the expiry date looming printed on the front. Happens every year.

In years gone past there was a long period of time when renewals took place and we were all pretty relaxed about it, hell some people took three or four sometimes 6 months before they got round to it but 2018 is going to be a wee bit different. That's not happening this year.
We switched to a bar code and scan system just short of 2 years ago so from 1 July 2017 to 1 July 2018 - a complete full year it's been alot easier to to check attendance of card holders.

It's always been a simple - You don't use it - You lose it - approach from us especially when people are champing at the bit to have their probationary status approved and join the limited amount of VIP Card Holder Ranks.  There always has been a maximum amount of cards made available to keep costs in check, as believe it or not it actually costs the business to let you get in free or get discounted gig tickets each year but most importantly it keeps the membership exclusive and sought after. Something you most definitely don't get anywhere else I may add. Those facts sometimes gets lost with some, where others cherish it more that anything else in their wallet or purse. Hell all you have to do is show upto the times stated on your card and you get in free or discounted. It's not rocket science.

However over the years it's been made clear there is a minimum expectation on attendance to keep a hold of your VIP STATUS - A relatively easily obtainable 6 visits A YEAR upto now which I think is more than generous to cope with. Seeing the vast majority of card holders frequent the club regularly enough or should, that should be a breeze.
Sadly however and I do appreciate circumstances can change for some people they don't achieve that level of attendance or simply don't bother to log in. Two of many things that are not in our control I'm afraid before there's any falling out about it. Anyone in the past that has privately came to me and told me what's been going on in their life etc that has had an impact on attending a place they love to be in all have been treated fairly and sympathetically with new passes issued in most cases, but there has been a few cases where the pass isn't picked up for another 6 months or not at all.
I'm fair but there's a limit.

SO now you are possibly in a state of panic what happens next ! 

Normally I would get wee slips made up and have you request and you hand them back, then pick up your card and everyone does the Hokey Cokey and a new card is issued - That was fine when I needed time to count attendance or tally things up and check anything but it was a complete pain for everyone but mainly me. I don't need to anymore. I can get a full report in seconds on how many times anyone attended and when if there is any need.
So with all that info available I've went thro ALL the reports carefully and ALREADY made up all the new VIP CARDS for those who have attended regularly enough from 1 July 2017 to 28 June 2018.
Those who were right on the bubble were given the benefit of the doubt again and renewed as they most likely will be in this weekend and squeeze in enough visits to maintain their VIP Status with us. Those who didn't make enough visits already or likely to this weekend I may add your card is now expired and NO NEW CARD has been produced for 1 July 2018-2019.

SO IN THE MONTH of JULY ALL VIP CARD HOLDERS are Requested to check in. 
If the computer checks you in then there is a new card available at the PAYBOOTH for you. 
Your OLD CARD will be swapped. 
If your card still shows as EXPIRED then I'm afraid you haven't attended enough in the last year as detailed above and a new card won't be there. There may be a slim chance I've screwed up and will check it out but will still need you to surrender your card at the paybooth so I can look into and get in touch. 

IF YOU DON'T ATTEND in JULY then come start of August I'll give you a final reminder to pop in then I'm afraid I'll have to expire the card.

Moving forward from 1st July 2018 to 2019 cards will now be monitored three monthly or Quarterly if you are old school as the attendance level set at once every two months / 6 times a year will be shifted to attending twice in a three month period / EIGHT Times a year.
Considering a probationary card has to attend 6 times in three months to gain a Silver Vip Card I think that's still more than fair and not much to ask of existing card holders 95% of which are all above that.
Cards with NO attendance in any three month period will have a warning applied to their card and if there is little or No attendance at 6 months the card especially those in the 5% or just scraped by last year I'm afraid to say your card will be expired automatically.
As I said - if you don't use it - you'll lose it and someone else will take your VIP STATUS.
Sorry to seem like it's all rules etc but I have to be clear on a few things as some have extended my good nature a little too much in last year. Like I said tho this will have no bearing on the vast majority who attend anything in the region of one a month to one a weekend.

To finish with I have to make special mention to VIP card holder Mr B Parker esq who according to the logs didn't miss a single night of being open in last 12 months.
A truly awesome achievement and that is why you are a platinum card holder good sir.

Twice a year we like also to reward regular attending SILVER CARD HOLDERS for their loyalty by bumping them upto GOLD CARD Status like many of you before hand.
It was great to see two of the old guard get to the top of the and two of the young pups who incidentally topped the silver card attendance figures that would put all but the top quarter of Gold Card attendee's to shame.
So congrats to Micky and Henry Cooper along with Charlie Douglas and Emma McAuliffe - Your Gold Cards await you at the Paybooth.